The Education Program and the School of Graduate 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.
- 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.