The Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction enables graduates to assume a curricular leadership role in research, implementation, and evaluation of effective models of teaching and learning to impact diverse learners. Improving student achievement is dependent upon many factors; research points to the teacher as having the greatest impact and influence.
An advanced degree in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) emphasizes the practical application of current theory, research, assessment, and coaching to improve P-12 learning. Candidates who complete the Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction may have opportunities in positions such as: Adult Education Program Designer, Curriculum Designer, Curriculum Specialist, Educational Consultant, Instructional Specialist, and Staff Development Specialist.
This program is offered both as online and face-to-face, and there is the option to choose between a thesis and a non-thesis route.
Our Curriculum and Instruction faculty come from diverse backgrounds and interests, ranging from bilingual education to science education. They are active in school settings, collaborating with classroom teachers to improve instruction. The faculty also conduct action research, identifying issues in our schools and offering recommendations for improvement. The Curriculum and Instruction faculty provides candidates with the guidance and support that they need to be successful.
This 36 credit hour program offers both a thesis and a non-thesis route. For both routes, students would need to take:*
|EDCI 5305 - Advanced Curriculum Issues in Education|
|EDCI 5313 - Foundations of Curriculum|
|EDCI 5315 - Advanced Instructional Methods|
|EDCI 5317 - Evaluation of Curriculum and Instruction|
|EDCI 5319 - Advanced Theories of Learning|
|EDCI 5321 - Collegiate Coaching and Mentoring|
|EDGR 5320 - Foundations of Educational Research|
For both thesis and non-thesis routes, students choose between four different specializations. If they are on the thesis path, they must take an additional 12 credit hours; for the non-thesis path they would take an additional 15 credit hours instead. The specializations are: