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2013-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
2013-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed.

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CIP Code: 8377 (130301-01)

This program is designed to enhance pedagogical skills and content knowledge for certified teachers. Opportunities exist, through the use of cognate and elective courses, for students to customize their preparation in a specific subject field in secondary education, broaden their background in elementary education, or develop skills in non-teaching areas such as educational technology and exercise science.

Admissions Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements from the Graduate School, admission to the graduate program in the Curriculum and Instruction program requires:

  1. Valid teaching certificate;
  2. Evidence of one year of full-time teaching experience;
  3. Two letters of recommendation utilizing the forms provided, that address the candidate’s potential to become a master teacher.

Course Requirements

Course requirements vary according to the concentration and cognate options desired by the student. The major requirements are:

Entry Core

The entry core consists of six hours:


There are three areas of concentration available to students (12 hours each); Elementary Education (includes early childhood and middle school), Secondary Education (includes middle school), and Special Education.

Cognate Options

Cognate options (9 hours) are available to each concentration in the areas of Educational Technology, National Board Preparation, Reading Specialist and Special Education.


There are six hours of electives to be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor.

Final Core Hours

The final three core hours for completion are:


The Master of Education program in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to provide advanced pedagogical skills and content knowledge for certified teachers and/or to satisfy requirements for the addition of new certification areas.

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