Curriculum and Instruction - Ed.S., M.Ed. and Ph.D.
DEPARTMENT: School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Services
404 White Hall
For information, contact:
James G. Henderson
404 White Hall
The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction provides a wide range of graduate study opportunities in progressive curriculum and teaching best practices. The program prepares educators for continuing professional development, education in a multicultural society and leadership for curriculum reform and renewal. It offers seven specializations for professional expertise: curriculum and teaching studies, English/language arts education, mathematics education, middle childhood education, physical education, science education and social studies education.
The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction–Physical Education Teacher Education is state accredited and leads to a multi-age (pre-K through grade 12) license to teach physical education. The program includes field experience components at the elementary and secondary levels, and culminates with a full-semester student teaching experience. Field experiences and student teaching require course requirements to be completed during school hours.
The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction prepares scholars for successful careers in college and university setting and produces curriculum leaders for schools and other educational institutions.
Official transcript(s), goal statement and two letters of recommendation. Admissions into the M.Ed. Physical Education Teacher Education concentration also requires interview and GRE if GPA is below than 2.75. Admission into the Ed.S. also requires GRE and résumé or vita.
Admission into the Ph.D. also requires GRE, sample of written work, résumé or vita and interview.
Ed.S.: This program is composed of a minimum of thirty semester hours of planned graduate study beyond the master’s degree and must include a fundamentals of curriculum course (unless waived), an educational foundations course, a research course, and courses in a specialized C&I discipline or area of study. Completion of an appropriate internship experience is recommended.
M.Ed.: This program is composed of a minimum of thirty-two semester hours of planned graduate study.
Ph.D.: This program contains a minimum core of five C&I courses, one foundations course, and two research courses, doctoral students each design an individualized course of study with the assistance of a supervising prospectus committee, which they organize. The course phase of study culminates with a written and oral comprehensive examination that is created and evaluated by each doctoral student’s prospectus committee. Once doctoral students have passed the comprehensive examination, they organize a dissertation committee, which supervises their dissertation research project. Doctoral students achieve the Ph.D. degree upon successfully defending their dissertation research projects. This culminating peer review process, which is open to the public, formally acknowledges that the doctoral students have established an independent and respected research expertise.
PROGRAM FEE: None