Graduate Admissions Coordinator
University Hall 271
About - M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction
Format: Fully Online and Face-to-Face
The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is one of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission accepted advanced programs for certification upgrade.
This program is designed to prepare our students with the knowledge and skills to develop into curriculum leaders with a strong understanding of curriculum development, evaluation and implementation. The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for those who hold T-4 certification or eligibility for certification in any field (or equivalent certification from another state if approved by the PSC) and wish to earn a graduate degree by doing advanced work in their teaching field.
The master’s degree program prepares students to teach, plan and create courses for schools and education programs. Students will perform intensive study about specific ages, grade levels and subjects, as well as learn how to use and evaluate teaching materials. In the program, students will study various factors that influence curriculum and pedagogy, learning theories and methodologies, assessments and how to interpret assessment data, and effective communication skills for collaborating with parents, colleagues and professionals.
Our graduates find careers as teachers and administrators in both public and private schools, and some go on to teach at the university level. Recent program graduates have entered doctoral programs at Georgia Southern University, North Carolina State University, and Mercer University. Other graduates have moved into leadership positions as assistant principals or other school district level central office positions.
Course of Study
Students will take a total of 33 credit hours, including 6 hours of electives in their specialized discipline area or courses leading to the reading endorsement. Specific pedagogical content and program courrses will be identified by an advisor based upon the baccalaureate degree, content field, and approved masters' level courses that may be considered for transfer into the program. Required courses include the following:
- Advanced Theories of Curriculum and Instruction
- Educational Assessment for Instructional Improvement
- Educational Psychology and Learning Theory
- Advanced Instruction for Diverse Learners
- Educational Research
- Program Evaluation for Curriculum Improvement
- Literacy for Content Area Instruction
- Change Processes for Curriculum Improvement
- Seminar in Applied Research in Curriculum and Instruction
Most courses will be offered fully online. Elective courses in the content area of the canddiate may be offered in a face-to-face format or online. Not all courses are offered every semester. (Please check the Class Schedule Listing on the Armstrong Web site to see course information for the upcoming semester.)
Candidates seeking the M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction will engage in a 20 hour field experience. During the field experience, M.Ed. candidates will be engaged in curricular work along side a district level curriculum specialist, coordinator or instructional leader. While working in the field, candidates will have the opportunity to see how curricular and instructional decisions are made, how curriculum is evaluated and how implementation of curriculum and instruction is achieved.