The Master of Science in Education, with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction, provides practicing teachers with the opportunity to develop deeper and broader understandings of the challenges of teaching and learning in today's diverse schools. In addition, individuals who work in other educational settings, such as museums, also may deepen their understanding of issues related to curriculum and instruction. This program draws on the many areas of expertise of the Curriculum and Instruction faculty and offers opportunities for learning that can help students grow in their abilities to become leaders in their professions.
Students may customize their degree plans to meet their career needs. An area of emphasis offers many possibilities for study:
• particular subject area, like literacy, math, science or social studies;
• particular age groups, such as early childhood, elementary, middle school, or high school;
• professional issues, such as curriculum development, differentiated instruction, assessment of student learning, teacher inquiry, or teacher leadership.