Graduate Catalog 2013-14 
    Aug 08, 2020  
Graduate Catalog 2013-14 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education: Curriculum & Instruction (MA.Ed)

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The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis on Curriculum and Instruction is a course of study designed for educators who wish to strengthen their understanding of curriculum theory, integrated curricula, the role of technology in curriculum, curricula and global issues, and the ways in which action research can be used to shape more effective curriculum. This degree is intended for candidates who already have initial licensure. Candidates who are not planning to obtain a teaching license may also obtain this degree.

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Candidates for the Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum & Instruction are required to take the following combination of required courses and electives:


Additionally, the candidate chooses a combination of 18-21 credits of electives in education and the liberal arts relevant to their educational interests.

Minimum credits required for the degree: 36

Within the first 12 credits of the MA.Ed Curriculum and Instruction program, each student is required to take EDU 6550 - Foundations and Current Issues In Education.

EDU 6740 - Graduate Seminar may be taken only after completing a minimum of 28 credits (including EDU 6920), usually during the penultimate semester.

All MAE candidates must write either a 3‐credit or a 6‐credit thesis. A thesis proposal must be completed and approved by the Director of Education prior to the semester in which the research begins. Graduate students must formally register for the thesis (EDU 7960) according to the published registration deadlines in the same manner as required for any regular course.

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