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Curriculum and Instruction

Master of Science in Education (M.S.E)


Description

The MSE Degree in Curriculum and Instruction is offered via an on-line platform in conjunction with Academic Partnerships.  The program is thirty-six semester hours in length and contains eleven courses and a capstone internship.

Each course in this program is designed with cognitive and internship components. The internship activities embedded within each course are collected and placed in a portfolio that is required as the capstone project for degree completion. Upon completing the course work in the degree, candidates enter their internship where they complete a comprehensive portfolio that demonstrates sustained levels of field based and experiences in multiple subject areas. Courses are offered on an every-other semester basis including spring, summer and fall semesters.

Career Opportunities & Salary

Graduates from Arkansas State University’s leadership programs in Curriculum and Instruction are encouraged to complete licensure through their respective state departments of education. Since candidates from many states participate in our program, requirements for licensure/certification vary. Our program prepares students to successfully complete the School Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA) which is a requirement of many states for licensure/certification as a principal or curriculum director.

Depending on individual contracts from school districts, our graduates can expect earn a yearly income from a minimum of $60,000 to an excess of $100,000 annually.

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.

Accreditation by HLC & CAEP

Arkansas State University’s College of Education and Behavior Sciences is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and also by The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly known as NCATE.  The Curriculum and Instruction program is fully accredited by these agencies.