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Curriculum and Instruction

Master of Science in Education (M.S.E)
Offered By: College of Education & Behavioral Science
Graduate School

Description

The Master of Science in Education (MSE) for Curriculum & Instruction is designed to prepare practicing teachers for licensure in such areas as a Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education or Gifted and Talented.

Students in this master's degree program focus on areas of learning that include:

  • Enhancing leadership skills, dispositions, and practices
  • Evaluating and improving processes of curriculum development
  • Enriching instructional best practices
  • Developing tools for individuals to serve as professional curriculum specialists
  • Enhancing professional growth by emphasizing critical and analytical skills, communication and collaboration skills, and strong organizational and management skills

  • Admission Process

    Students seeking admission into the Master of Science in Education degree program in Curriculum and Instruction must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School and the specific program requirements.

    Unconditional Admission Status

    • Hold a valid teaching license.
    • Achieved a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale).
    • Have two years of teaching experience.
    • Have a written commitment from a practicing program director who is in your area of licensure and who will function as your mentor during the program.

    Conditional Admission Status

    Students who do not meet the requirements for unconditional admission may be granted conditional admission as follows:

    • Hold a valid teaching license.
    • Achieved a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.00 scale) or a 3.00 GPA on the last 60 hours. Any courses attempted, including any repeated courses, are considered in computing the GPA.
    • Have two years of teaching experience.
    • Have a written commitment from a practicing program director who is in your area of licensure and who will function as your mentor during the program.
  • Accreditations

    National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE)

    NCATE’s dual mission is accountability and improvement in education preparation. The NCATE accreditation process establishes rigorous standards for teacher education programs, holds accredited institutions accountable for meeting these standards, and encourages unaccredited schools to demonstrate the quality of their programs by working for and achieving professional accreditation.