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Courses & Requirements - MED Curriculum & Instruction
The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is one of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission accepted advanced programs for certification upgrade.
The program is offered as a cohort program that follows a specific plan of study. Students who follow the program within the cohort will complete the program in two academic years and two summer terms. Students who require flexibility in their schedules and choose not to follow the cohort schedule may take courses based on availability and completion of pre-requisites.
Specific pedagogical content and program courses will be identified by advisor based upon the baccalaureate degree, content field, and approved masters’ level courses that may be considered for transfer into the program.
|Professional Education Courses (24 Credits)|
|FOUN7040||Advanced Theories of Curriculum and Instruction||3|
|FOUN7035||Educational Assessment for Instructional Improvement||3|
|FOUN7045||Educational Psychology and Learning Theory||3|
|CURI7123||Advanced Instruction for Diverse Learners||3|
|CURI7124||Program Evaluation for Curriculum Improvement||3|
|CURI7125||Literacy for Content Area Instruction||3|
|CURI7126||Change Processes for Curriculum Development||3|
Approved Content Electives (6 Credits)*
|CURI7040||Contemporary Issues & Practices in Advanced Content Pedagogy||3|
|CURI7044||Global Perspectives on Curriculum & Pedagogical Content||3|
Capstone Course/ Culminating Experiences (3 Credits)
|CURI 7200||Seminar in Applied Research in Curriculum and Instruction||3|
|TOTAL CREDITS||33 credits|
* Electives: Up to 6 hours may be taken outside of College of Education in a specialized content area in which a candidate holds a clear-renewable teaching certification or any combination of electives from specialized content or CURI electives. Electives require approval of candidate’s academic advisor. Course options are available in three formats: fully online, hybrid and face-to-face.
- FOUN7035 EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT
- Methods of formal and informal assessment as well as an analysis of assessment findings required to make instructional decisions to imporve student learning in P-12 settings.
- FOUN7040 CURRICULUM AND LEARNING THEORY
- Explores the theoretical frameworks supporting various curricular andinstructional models, historical and contemporary issues in curriculum development, and the nature and purpose of curriculum change. Examines theoretical constructs that undergird modern classroom instruction andassessment practices and to use effective paradigms of instruction through examining design and evaluation of curriculum.
- FOUN7045 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND LEARNING THEORY
- Analysis of major learning theories as they apply to curriculum, pedagogical content, student learning and assessment of learning. Emphasis on cognitive, physical, emotional, and social factors thatinfluence learning.
- FOUN7060 EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
- An orientation to research methods, problems and procedures in quantitative and qualitative studies; criteria for evaluating research;and the elements of research proposals.
- CURI7040 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND PRACTICES IN ADVANCED CONTENT PEDAGOGY
- Examines current research, legislation and curricular/instructional materials and practices related to content pedagogy. Enhances and extends students’ knowledge of curriculum and instruction related to content in their area of certification
- CURI7044 GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES IN CURRICULUM AND CONTENT PEDAGOGY
- Explores curriculum and pedagogical content as it is influenced by international standards and global forces, including culture, social, economic, political, and educational dynamics. The course fosters global awareness and develops knowledge and dispositions to promote critical thinking, communication, problem solving, and interpersonal understandings necessary for curriculum development and student learning of content within a global context.
- CURI7123 ADVANCED INSTRUCTION FOR DIVERSE LEARNERS
- Explore the role of student diversity in curricular and instructional development. Emphasizes examination of educational issues surroundingstudent diversity from historical and contemporary perspectives and examines the use of educational data to determine the instructional needs of students.
- CURI7124 PROGRAM EVALUATION FOR CURRICULUM IMPROVEMENT
- Focus on developing and applying skills in program evaluation, alignment of curriculum with pedagogical content, state and national standards, and utilizing data and research for the improvement of P-12 educational programs.
- CURI7125 LITERACY FOR CONTENT AREA INSTRUCTION
- Examination of the current theory, research, and practice involving literacy for developing and deepening content instruction in P-12 educational settings. Emphasizes literacy skills and the impact of curriculum and instruction on those behaviors in content areas.
- CURI7126 CHANGE PROCESSES FOR CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
- Focuses on processes for development and implementation of innovations and effective practices in curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment. Emphasis on knowledge base and skills to support collaboration and professionalism leading to improvement in curriculum and student learning at all levels of the P-12 system. A field experience is required.
- CURI7200 SEMINAR IN APPLIED RESEARCH IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION (CAPSTONE)
- Capstone course for the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Students will conduct research, analyze data, and apply best practice to the development and implementation of improvement in curriculum and instruction.