Experts in curriculum and instruction are increasingly in demand in all areas of education. In the Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction Program, which is interdisciplinary in nature, participants develop expertise and knowledge aligned with their academic interests. A specialization area might be, for example, mathematics or science education, English/language arts education, or bilingual education, and the focus can be elementary and/or secondary.
This program is designed for individuals who want to emphasize curriculum and instruction as they further their professional knowledge of education. Many graduates have careers as classroom teachers, but graduates also work as curriculum coordinators, producers of educational materials, and leaders in a variety of educational settings. Participants in this program work closely with their advisors to choose courses that complement their areas of professional interest.
The 36-hour degree program also builds professional skills in research, leadership, and teamwork. Combined, these qualities allow an educator to develop and contribute to curriculum at the classroom, school, and district levels. The Master of Science program also provides an ideal foundation for doctoral studies, especially in programs such as Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership.
Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction Requirements
- Institutional Requirements:
EDFN 5301 Introduction to Research
EDFN 5302 Studies in Equality of Educational Opportunities
- Curriculum and Instruction Core
EDCI 5340 Instructional Techniques for Effective Teaching
EDCI 5362 Theoretical Bases for Curriculum
READ 5369 Content Area Reading
- Specialization Area:
18 semester hours of interdisciplinary courses chosen in consultation with an advisor
All students complete a capstone project that will draw upon the knowledge and experience gained throughout the program. Candidates for graduation must successfully present and defend this project to a faculty panel.
For a complete listing of current requirements, visit the university course catalog.