Program Highlights & Benefits
Research-based teaching and learning methods that align scholarship and best practice for educators in the field
No required live, face-to-face class sessions
Opportunity to engage and interact with other practitioners through online collaboration with a cohort of peer educators
Options to complete degree in 1 or 2 academic years
What You Learn
This program offers candidates the opportunity to develop the skills and mindset indicative of innovative educational leaders. An enhanced understanding of teaching and learning in a digital and global world will transform candidates’ skills in utilizing curriculum design to produce rich and meaningful instruction. Educators will be shaped and prepared to positively impact their schools and communities through active learning and reflection.
How You Learn
Online Option: This is an online cohort program. Students will engage in coursework through an online learning management system, complete assignments, participate in online discussions, and collaborate on group activities. For the two year track, students will complete one 3-unit course every 8 weeks. For the one year accelerated track, students will complete two 3-unit courses every 8 weeks. All online students must have access to a computer with a strong internet connection and Microsoft Word software.
Upon successful completion of the program, candidates will earn a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction degree. Possible career opportunities include:
- Educator or Department Leaders
- Curriculum Specialists
- Instructional Coaches
- District Liaisons
- State Representatives
- Higher-Education Professors
In addition to the admission requirements for a graduate degree in the School of Education, applicants must also have teaching experience and access to a classroom. This program is also open to non-credentialed teachers pending further review of their teaching experience.
|EDU 515||Instructional Leadership||3|
|EDU 520||Curriculum Design & Assessment||3|
|EDU 550||Educational Discourses: Change & Reform||3|
|EDU 580||Educational Research: Methods & Analysis||3|
|Total Core Curriculum Semester Hours:||12 Units|
|EDU 586||Educational Technology (Level II)||3|
|EDU 524||Coping with Stress & Violence in Today’s Classrooms||3|
|EDU 542||School, Community & Diverse Family Structures||3|
|EDU 547||Brain-based Teaching & Learning||3|
|EDU 595||Developing Character and Ethics||3|
|Total Selected K-12 Curriculum Semester Hours:||15 Units|
|EDR 605||Capstone Project|
(Prerequisites: EDU 580 and approval of program director)
|Total Capstone Semester Hours:||3 Units|
Master’s Degree Total: 30 Semester Hours
All courses are listed in numerical order. They are not listed in the order in which they will be offered. All courses subject to change.