Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

November 15, 2019
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For the Masters in Curriculum and Instruction students will complete core curriculum (15 credit hours) as well as an area of specialization or concentration area (15 credit hours). The concentration area is determined by the candidates’ interest and professional goals. See below for course listings. A customized individual schedule will be available following admission.

Educational Research for Masters Students

Students will explore the full range of educational research in current practice and develop an understanding of the role and limitations of research for informing educational practice. Students will select a topic of interestto them and conduct a literature review of this topic culminating in a final paper that demonstrates their knowledge of the literature, ability to read and synthesize research, and writeaccording to standard protocols.

Teaching and Learning in Diverse Classrooms

This course is a required course for middle childhood and secondary licensure. This course exposes students to the problems, issues, and experiences of students from under-represented groups based on race, ethnicity, language, socio-economic status, and sexual identity. Students will use their experiences in field placements as starting points for reflection.

Applications and Issues of Teaching with Technology

This course provides an overview of the increasingly complex array of digital media and technology-based resources available for use in blended and online environments. Students will apply theory to practice to truly redefine lessons to enhance learning through technology. Students will also learn practical skills, ranging from facilitation skills needed to manage a technology-based class to troubleshooting technology problems. The course also explores burning issues surrounding educational technology such as inequalities and accessibility issues, technology distractions, internet safety, and other ethical issues.

The Role of Teachers in a Democratic Society

This class focuses on the historical, political, policy issues that are embedded in the development of classroom teaching and teachers in America. The course explores how teachers recreate social norms or are able to disrupt them leading to change. Participants will be expected to compare and reflect upon their own practices as teachers within our democratic society.

Improving Instructional Effectiveness: Clinical Experience

Study of teacher behaviors that influence the academic achievement of students. Participants learn new effective pedagogy and implement one or more of the various strategies into their diverse clinical placements, gather data, and analyze the impact on student learning. This clinical experience can be completed in a student's currentwork setting or in a arranged placement determinedwith their advisors. Students in the medical and advanced teaching master's degree programs must participate in the field experience prior to the completion of their degree.

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