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For domestic classified status, the deadline is approximately a month before the start of classes (Definite dates are on the application itself). International students, please see the FAQs #16 for your deadline. NOTE: If you are a new graduate student and you intend to apply for a Competitive Graduate Award (CGA), the deadline for having all of your application materials turned in moves up to January 15th. If you apply for the CGA but your SIUE application is incomplete, your application for the Competitive Graduate Award will be removed from consideration.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a program leading to the Master of Science in Education (MSEd) degree with a major in curriculum and instruction. Within this program, graduate students are offered a variety of areas of study for Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 educators, as well as others interested in more in-depth knowledge of curriculum and/or instruction. This program draws on the many areas of expertise of the C & I faculty and offers opportunities for learning that can help graduate students grow in their ability to become a leader in their profession.
General requirements for unconditional admission to the graduate program in curriculum and instruction include a bachelor's degree, an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 (A=4.0) or above or 3.0 during the last two years of undergraduate work. Those candidates seeking initial certification must pass the Illinois Basic Skills Test.
An applicant who does not meet the department's requirements for admission can appeal to the Department Graduate Admissions and Review Committee and present additional evidence of competence to undertake graduate degree work. Additional evidence may include an interview with the student and/or probationary course work of 9 semester hours of graduate work in which a B average is maintained. The Graduate Admissions and Review Committee's decision is based on all available relevant information.
Candidates for the Master of Science in Education degree with a major in curriculum and instruction will complete a 36-semester hour program of study planned in consultation with an adviser. Each approved program of study has two components:
Component 1 Professional Course Work (15 hours):
CI 563 Curriculum Models (3 hrs) OR CI 537 Early Childhood Curriculum
CI 510 Analysis of Instruction (3 hrs)
EPFR 515 Issues in learning Theory (3 hrs)
EPFR 520 Analysis of Educational issues: Philosophical-Historical Foundations OR
EPFR 521 Analysis of Educational Issues: Socio-Cultural Foundations (3 hrs)
CI 548 Study of Classroom Instruction (3 hrs)
EPFR 501 Research Methods (3 hrs)
Component 2 Area of Emphasis (21 hrs):
Electives chosen in consultation with adviser.
Maintain a GPA of 3.0 (A=4.0) or higher.
All candidates must pass a final examination. In consultation with an adviser the candidate will complete one of the following final examinations: action research project, thesis, or written exam.