Curriculum & Instruction Degrees
Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
The M.Ed. degree program is designed to provide advanced professional studies in graduate course work for persons who currently hold teaching credentials (such as those found in formal PK-12 settings) or for those with experience as educators in environments where such credentials are not required (i.e. instruction in the community college, informal educational environments such as zoos, nature centers and museums and/or private educational organizations).
Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction
The Ed.S. program is designed for individuals who have a master's degree and wish to extend their knowledge in the areas of research, curriculum and instruction as well as generate new knowledge in an individual selected area of study. The program is broad in scope, offering coursework in multiple sub-disciplines but maintains a practitioner focus, with the overall goal of developing educational leaders who work in various educational settings. Individuals working toward this degree are provided a foundational base that can be further applied to study at the doctoral level or can be utilized to further the practitioner's professional development as a discipline-specific instructional leader.
Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction
The goals of the Ph.D. program are to help candidates develop abilities for research and exemplary leadership in the field of curriculum and instruction. Through the program, faculty guide candidates to develop expertise in one of the department's many areas of study, acquire greater competence in curriculum evaluation and development, improve understanding of the teaching-learning process, as well build a broadened professional background in disciplines related to curriculum and instruction.