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Master of Science in Education: Curriculum and Instruction
Connecting teaching and learning
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Professional Education Core:
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  • ED 603 Thesis, Professional Project or Field Study (terms and hours to be arranged)
  • ED 611 Theories of Teaching and Learning (3)
  • ED 632 Cultural, Social, and Philosophical Issues in Education (3)
  • ED 633 Research and Writing (3) - Prerequisite: ED 611
  • ED 635 Action Research (3) - Prerequisite: ED 633
  • ED 636 Leadership and Policy in a Diverse Society (3) - Prerequisite: ED 635
  • ED 637 Advanced Content Pedagogy or course as approved by your advisor
  • CSE 610 Computers in Education (3) or CSE 624 Internet for Educators (3)

Content Core-18 credits

  • ED 648 Advanced Curriculum and Assessment Planning (3)
  • Advanced Literacy Curriculum and Planning (3) Students must choose a minimum of one course from the options below:
    • CSE 611 Information Literacy
    • CSE 612 Media Literacy
    • ED 691 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Strategies for English Language Learners
    • ED 692 Classroom Strategies in First and Second Language Reading and Writing
    • Ed 689 Contemporary Issues in Literature for Children and Young Adults
    • ED 655 Foundations of Literacy
    • ED 640 Literacy Theory, Inquiry, and Practice
    • ED 668 Assessment and Instruction in Reading
    • Ed 690 Reading and Composition in the Secondary School
    • ED 666 Middle LEvel Literacy
    • LING 615 Applied Linguistics for Teachers
    • SPED 620 Content Reading and Instructional Planning
    • WR 642 Writing Across the Curriculum

12 credits of electives, selected from ED, CSE, SPED, HE, PE, and Liberal Arts and Sciences offerings, approved by advisor. Program plan of study will be selected with an education advisor to focus in one of the following areas:

  • Science Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Math Education
  • ESOL Education
  • Language Arts Education
  • Literacy Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Secondary School Education

Additionally, all students in the MSEd degree take a required Advanced Pedagogy course (3 credits) in their Professional Education Core.

All students holding a current teaching license at the time of application are required to complete a 3-credit ED 609 practicum. Your advisor will help you with arrangements.

Course rotation for MS in Education:
One section of each ed core class is offered each term, the chart below shows when most classes are taught online.

Fall Winter Spring Summer
CSE 624 Internet for Educators (online) ED 611 Theories of Teaching and Learning (online) ED 611 Theories of Teaching and Learning

At least one section of each core class (except ED 637 Pedagogy) will be offered Summer term.

Some summer classes may be offered only on campus. Others may be offered only online.

ED 632 Cultural, Social and Philosophical Issues in Education ED 632 Cultural, Social Philosophical Issues in Education (online) ED 635 Action Research (online)-pre-re. ED 633
ED 635 Action Research-pre-req ED 633 ED 633 Research and Writing-pre-req. ED 611 ED 633 Research and Writing-pre-req. ED 611
ED 636 Leadership and Policy in a Diverse Society (online)-pre-req. ED 635 ED 636 Leadership and Policy in a Diverse Society-pre-req. ED 635 CSE 610 Computers in Education
ED 637 Advanced Content Pedagogy* ED 637 Advanced Content Pedagogy* ED 637 Advanced Content Pedagogy*


*Content areas vary by term:

  • Fall 2014: STEM
  • Winter 2015: Health
  • Spring 2015: Social Studies
  • Fall 2015: Language Arts
  • Winter 2016: Math
  • Spring 2016: Science

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