Curriculum & Instruction Master's

Program Overview

The Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction is directed toward the preparation of master classroom teachers.

Program Objectives

  • Engage in critical analysis of current educational issues and policies
  • Develop a knowledge base in curriculum theory and practice and develop a capacity to design, implement and evaluate instructional programs
  • Become familiar with current research on and theory in instruction of exceptional learners
  • Understand the practical facets of conducting applied classroom research including the collection and assessment of data
  • Develop an understanding of teacher leadership and effective teacher advocacy
  • Develop an understanding of enduring ethical, philosophical and educational issues

Areas of Study:

Course Title Hours
EDU 6212 Studies in Literacy and Multiliteracies 3
FPR 6000 Foundations and Ethics in American Education 3
EDU 6500 Curriculum Construction 3
FPR 6400 Contemporary Issues in Curriculum and Practice 3
EDU 6525 Teacher as Practitioner 3
EDU 6535 Teacher as Leader 3
EDU 6540 Special Education Curriculum and Pedagogy 3
FPR 6640 Teacher as Researcher 3
EDU 6556 Seminar in Reflective Practice 3
FPR 6500 Socially, Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students: Perspectives for Practitioners 3
  Total Credit Hours: 30

Masters Capstone Experience:

Throughout the program, candidates will be required to reflect on their beliefs and practices as they relate to education. At the completion of the coursework, candidates for the Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction will be required to write a capstone paper demonstrating their understanding of content and theory, and their ability to apply content and theory to practice.

NOTE: This is only an introduction of the program. You are responsible to review the Graduate Catalog for program details.