The Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) is a professional degree designed to improve educational practice and to provide preparation for continued graduate study in education.
The degree requires the completion of a minimum of thirty-six semester hours in graduate work with an eighteen-hour Department of Curriculum and Instruction core, a fifteen-hour cognate specialization, and three hours of approved electives. The cognate may be used to develop a specialty area related to education or to improve preparation in a teaching field. With approval, up to fifteen hours may be taken outside the School of Education. Specialty areas offered in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, include, but are not limited to: Educational Studies, Instructional Technology, Language and Literacy, Social Studies Education, Urban Education, Informal Education, Media Literacy, Science Education, and Mathematics Education.
A written Comprehensive Examination upon program completion is required for the Master’s degree.
The general requirements for admission to the Master of Science in Education degree in curriculum and instruction follow the requirements outlined earlier in this catalog for the Master’s degree. All applicants must submit an official transcript to indicate completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, recent scores from the General Test of the GRE taken within the last five years, a curriculum vita/resume, a professional goals statement, and three letters of recommendation. Admission is competitive and based on a review of the application materials. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Program Director and the Graduate Faculty Committee conduct the review. The review may include an on-campus interview and/or an on-site writing sample.
M.S.Ed. Degree Plan
|EDC 5303||Models of Teaching and Learning||3|
|EDC 5321||Contemporary Curriculum-Designing and Implementing||3|
|EDC 5370||Applications of Technology to Teaching and Learning||3|
|EDC 5348||Issues in Curriculum Development||3|
|EDC 5391||Social Foundations of Education||3|
|EDC 5335||Research in Algebraic Thinking||3|
|An approved elective at the 5000-level||3|
|These courses are determined during advisement.||15|