Oct 24, 2020  
College Catalog 2020-2021 
    
College Catalog 2020-2021

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.)


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The Education Program and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers a graduate program leading to a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction.  This program is designed for certified educators (PK-12) who seek advanced study in curriculum and instruction. 

This degree affords students the advantage of customizing their degree by selecting a certificate of study in Year 1 of the program – Integrative STEM, ESL, Interdisciplinary Autistic Support, or Trauma-Informed Practice.  Year 2 continues with a scope and sequence that emphasizes a constructivist approach, promoting project-based assessments, social-emotional learning, applied practice, and action research.

The program is delivered through accelerated online modules that combine synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum mapping, theory, models, and pedagogical approaches.
  • Apply these models, theories, and pedagogical approaches in their own practice, across sociocultural contexts, and in diverse learning environments.
  • Display commitment and leadership for building learning communities through collaborative strategies and among key stakeholders, including students, parents, educators, and staff.
  • Use and apply formal and informal assessment strategies to promote and evaluate the continual intellectual, social-emotional, and personal development of all learners.
  • Use and apply instructional technologies to promote and evaluate the continual intellectual, social-emotional, and personal development of all learners.
  • Design and conduct action research that explores learning strategies related to classroom, community, or cross-disciplinary issues.

Degree Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate Degree from accredited institution.
  • Current Teaching Certification (PA or other).
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA or above.
  • Statistics or equivalent course.
  • Provide three letters of recommendation in support of your academic and professional abilities for success in program.
  • Submit a writing sample that demonstrates higher-order thinking, writing, and communication skills.

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