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 Post-Baccalaureate Teacher certification (PBTC) program and who wish to use those graduate courses in the PBTC program as part of their master's degree program.  The curriculum also involves a minimum of 30 semester hours of study, 18 hours minimum in the major and the remaining hours as electives to complete the 30 hour program.  The suggested outline of studies is as follows. 

Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction - Option II Non-Thesis

Part A. Required Core Courses (18 semester hours)
EDCI 538Classroom Mgmt for Tchrs3
EDCI 559Diversity & Equity in Edu3
EDCI 545Issues in the Development of the Elementary Curriculum3
EDCI 575Differentiated Instruction3
EDCI 595Research Lit Tech (3 semester hours required)3
Choose one from: Comment/Methods Option.
EDCI 519Response to Intervention Applied to Exceptional Learners3
EDCI 524Language Arts Curriculum3
EDCI 530Mathematics Curriculum3
EDCI 557Social Studies Curriculum3
EDCI 558Science Curriculum3
Part B. General Track (Non-Certification Track) 12 semester hours
Select 4 courses from the list below (courses completed in Part A cannot be repeated for credit in Part B).
EDCI 500Issues in Education3
EDCI 519Response to Intervention Applied to Exceptional Learners3
EDCI 522Induction Year Seminar for School Teachers3
EDCI 524Language Arts Curriculum3
EDCI 530Mathematics Curriculum3
EDCI 540Mathematics Instruction for the 21st Century‐Instruction 3
EDCI 541Science Instruction for 21st Century Learners3
EDCI 557Social Studies Curriculum3
EDCI 558Science Curriculum3
EDCI 560Designing Curriculum and Instruction for the Culturally Diverse Learner3
EDCI 529Workshop (Limit 1)3-6
EDCI 597Special Topics (Limit 1)1-4
Total Hours30
Alternative Certification Track 18 semester hours (including EDCI 538 & EDCI 519 from Part A)
If completing Alternative/Post Bac certification as part of this degree, complete the courses below. Certification classes require a grade of "B" or better.
EDCI 514Mgmt & Curr Dev for Div Lrnrs3
EDCI 515 Evidence-Based Teaching for Diverse Populations3
EDCI 517Rdg & Lrng in K-12 Cont Area3
EC-6 amd 4-8 Certification take RDG 516; 9-12 Certification take SED 512
RDG 516Foundations of Reading (or)3
SED 512The Secondary School: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century3
Total Hours30

Approved electives must be sufficient to meet the 30-hour minimum program for the master's degree.  Electives may include graduate courses taken as part of the Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification (PBTC) program, requires courses beyond the 30 hour degree requirement, 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. 

Successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam is required of all students.

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