The online master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) is designed for current educators who are committed to improving their instructional effectiveness and becoming teacher leaders.
The program assists educators in better understanding and addressing:
Students in the program will use their teaching context as sites to explore the ideas, techniques, technology, and approaches introduced in the program to determine their local effectiveness. Participation in the program will require educators to be committed to honing their knowledge of students, content, and standards. This will be accomplished by having them examine their own knowledge, abilities, and educational effectiveness through the use of data collected from their practice. This data will then be interpreted using the theoretical and methodological tools introduced in the program. Online mentors will also be available to help teachers navigate the program.
The core courses of this online program, which are offered in an asynchronous format, are designed to accommodate teachers’ varied work schedules. There is some opportunity for face-to-face interaction depending on the courses in the major and electives selected. The program majors are:
The online masters program requires a minimum of 33 credit hours of graduate coursework (11 courses) that can be completed on a part-time basis in approximately two (2) years. You can tailor your coursework to accommodate your interests and areas of focus. Aside from the seven (7) required core classes, the remainder of the program of study will be determined by a negotiation between the you and your faculty advisor from your major area of study. See the schedule of core online courses here.
7 Core courses
0-4 Major courses (# varies with the major area of study)* and/or
0-4 Elective courses (from various areas in university & transfer hours)
0 Portfolio defense
*Some majors will feature more major courses than others. Thus, students in the more extensive major configurations will have less latitude in the design of their Program of Study.
Please note: this program does not lead to teacher certification as it is an advanced program designed for current teachers.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Crowley in the School of Teacher Education.