The M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction is designed to meet the professional development needs of teachers by providing them with an advanced professional degree that will enhance their teaching knowledge, skills, experiences and dispositions.
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The curriculum is organized to achieve this goal through a graduate education core, a capstone (research) core and Curriculum & Instruction strand with courses providing new and updated information in curriculum and instruction—a central aspect of the teaching profession. Students will have the option of individualizing their final research project to better suit their own needs by selecting either the preparation of a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards portfolio or by completing an applied research project in an approved, related topic area.
Courses will be offered in a convenient, blended format. Students and faculty will meet both face-to-face as well as on-line. The number of meetings will vary depending on the nature of the course and the students' needs, but students should anticipate meeting at least three times per semester on campus.
Faculty teaching in the program will maintain regular office hours as well as on-line office hours so they are available should students have questions or concerns about course material. In addition, technical assistance will be provided at convenient times for students who have technology issues.