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 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.
Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction - Option II Non-Thesis
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 Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification (PBTC) 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.
Successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam is required of all students.
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