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Degrees Available at SIUE

  • Master of Science in Education

Why Curriculum and Instruction?

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 Teaching and Learning faculty and offers opportunities for learning that can help students grow in their abilities to become leaders in their professions.

Curriculum and Instruction at SIUE

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.

How to Apply

  • Complete and submit the Graduate Admission Application (classified) form, available at the Student Service Center or online at
  • Submit official transcripts of all college coursework to the Graduate School. Applicants who obtained their undergraduate degree from SIUE do not need to submit transcripts.
  • Complete and submit the Teaching and Learning Application form, available from the Department of Teaching and Learning, Founders Hall, room 1133, (618) 650-3082, or online.

Sample Curriculum >>

curriculum instruction

Susan E. Breck, Ph.D.,
1994, University of Kansas

Kathy M . Bushrow, Ph.D.,
1996, University of Texas at Austin

Brian Walker Johnson, Ph.D.,
1995, Emory University

Jessica Krim, Ed.D.,
2009, Montana State University

Martha P. LaTorre, Ph.D,
1999, University of Alabama

Stephen Marlette, Ph.D,
2002, Kansas State University

Stephanie McAndrews, Ph.D,
1998, University of Arizona

Barbara O'Donnell, Ed.D,
1999, University of North Dakota

Caroline R. Pryor, Ed.D.,
1990, Arizona State University

Elizabeth A. Sherwood, Ph.D.,
2004, Illinois State University

Randall E. Smith, Ph.D.,
1987, University of Missouri, Columbia
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