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Curriculum and Instruction MS

The Master’s Science (MS) degree in Curriculum and Instruction is designed more specifically for graduate students who are seeking their initial certification through the alternative certification (AC) program and who wish to use those graduate courses in the AC program as part of their master's degree program.  The curriculum also involves a minimum of 36 semester hours of study, 18 hours minimum in the major and the remaining hours as electives to complete the 36 hour program.  The suggested outline of studies is as follows. 

Part A. Required Core Courses (9 semester hours)
EDCI 538Classroom Mgmt for Tchrs3
EDCI 559Diversity & Equity in Edu3
EDCI 595Research Lit Tech (3 semester hours required)3
Part B. Required Support Courses (9-12 semester hours)
ELED 524Lang Arts Curr Grds 1-83
ELED 530Math Curr Grades 1-83
ELED 557Soc Studies Curr Grds 1-83
ELED 558Sci Curriculum Grades 1-83
Part C. Electives (15-18 semester hours)
Graduate courses taken in the Alternative Certification Program and/or other electives. Students may take any advisor approved electives. 15-18
Total Hours36

Approved electives must be sufficient to meet the 36-hour minimum program for the master's degree.  Electives may include graduate courses taken as part of the Alternative Certification (AC) program, in other studies within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (early childhood, curriculum & instruction, reading, and secondary education) or in studies in other departments within the College of Education or departments outside the college.  Electives do not need to be concentrated within any particular discipline.  However, if the student desires a minor field of study in a specific discipline, at least 12 semester hours must be taken in that declared minor area. 

Students must also pass a written comprehensive exam.