The concentration in Curriculum and Instruction prepares educators for roles in curriculum development, assessment, and data-driven decision making.

Courses in areas such as multi-cultural instruction, urban issues affecting the learning environment, and student achievement and learning allow educators to develop professionally as the educational environment continues to change.

All courses are 4 credits unless otherwise noted.

Curriculum and Instruction Requirements (38-40 credits)

M.ED. CORE CLASSES (12 CREDITS):

All M.Ed. candidates are required to take the following:

  • EDU 5060 Foundations of Education (4 credits)
  • EDU 5240 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research (4 credits)
  • EDU 5250 Quantitative Methods in Educational Research (4 credits)
  • EDU 5990 Master’s Degree Capstone Completion (0 credits)

ALL STUDENTS MUST CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING (2-4 CREDITS):

  • EDU 5550 Master’s Degree Capstone Experience (4 credits)
  • EDU 5950 Master’s Comprehensive Exam (2 credits)

REQUIRED FOR CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION (8 CREDITS):

  • EDU 5110 Curricular Issues (4 credits)
  • EDU 5140 Development of Curricula (4 credits)

THEN STUDENTS MUST CHOOSE FOUR (16 CREDITS):

  • EDU 5230 Reading and Research in Multicultural Children’s and Young Adult Literature (4 credits)
  • EDU 5410 Curriculum and Instruction in Reading (K-12) (4 credits)
  • EDU 5120 Urban Issues in Education (4 credits)
  • EDU 5130 Methods and Materials in Urban Education (4 credits)
  • EDU 5190 Teaching in a Multicultural Classroom (4 credits)
  • EDU 5282 Culturally Responsive Instruction (4 credits)

Curriculum and Instruction with Reading License #1316 Requirements (38-40 credits)

M.ED. CORE CLASSES (12 CREDITS):

All M.Ed. candidates are required to take the following:

  • EDU 5060 Foundations of Education (4 credits)
  • EDU 5240 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research (4 credits)
  • EDU 5250 Quantitative Methods in Educational Research (4 credits)
  • EDU 5990 Master’s Degree Capstone Completion (0 credits)

ALL STUDENTS MUST CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING (2-4 CREDITS):

  • EDU 5550 Master’s Degree Capstone Experience (4 credits)
  • EDU 5950 Master’s Comprehensive Exam (2 credits)

REQUIRED FOR CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION WITH READING LICENSE #1316 (8 CREDITS):

  • EDU 5110 Curricular Issues (4 credits)
  • EDU 5140 Development of Curricula (4 credits)

THEN STUDENTS MUST TAKE THE FOLLOWING DPI-APPROVED COURSES (16 CREDITS):

  • EDU 5281 English Language Learner: Methods and Study in Education (4 credits)
  • EDU 5410 Curriculum and Instruction in Reading (K-12) (4 credits)
  • EDU 5420 Diagnostic and Remediation Techniques for Reading Disabilities (K-12) (4 credits)
  • EDU 5430 Practicum A and B in Reading Disabilities (K-12) (4 credits)