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M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

Objectives: Upon completion of the requirements, the graduate will be able to

  • Communicate a personal philosophy of education that integrates biblically-based truth in curriculum and instruction.
  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of strategies, issues, and trends associated with elementary and/or secondary curriculum and instruction.
  • Evaluate curricula for their worldview, biblical integration, and developmental appropriateness.
  • Lead in the design, implementation, and assessment of effective learning environments for a diverse student population.
  • Integrate technologies appropriate for personal productivity, instructional enhancement, and student development.
  • Critically evaluate and present educational topics to colleagues that reflect current research and contemporary trends.

Academic Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in education or other accepted field with a minimum GPA of 2.50
  • Ability to demonstrate success in the field of education for at least 3 years or equivalent
  • Competence to do practical and academic research to enhance their understanding of multiple educational processes
  • Satisfactory GRE score

Course Requirements:

Core Courses (12 hours)
EDU501 - Philosophy of Christian Education
EDU504 - Applied Educational Psychology
EDU507 - Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction
EDU512 - Academic Measurements and Assessments

Professional Courses (18 hours)
EDU511 - Curriculum Design
EDU521 - Instructional Practices for the Elem. Classroom OR Secondary Classroom
EDU681 - Thesis or Professional Portfolio
RES511 - Research: Writing and Communication
Select two of the following professional courses:

  • EDU531 - Education for At-Risk Students
  • EDU532 - Education for the Gifted and Talented
  • EDU541 - Research & Writing in the Content Area
  • EDU551 - Technology that Enhances Education

Electives (6 hours)
Select two of the following electives:

  • EDU612 - Contemporary Literacy Strategies
  • EDU621 - Special Topics in Education
  • EDU635 - Trends and Issues in Education
  • Other Approved Graduate Course

Total Hours = 36 hours