The Master of Education program in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of licensed, practicing teachers. The program does not lead to initial licensure. Developed to meet NCATE and Ohio teacher preparation standards, the program includes a required internship that emphasizes putting theory into practice and addressing issues related to diversity. The program provides course strands to meet candidates’ interests in research or professional portfolio development, the latter modeled on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Elective courses allow exploration of technology, diversity, and classroom management, as well as curriculum and instruction.
The curriculum for this program has been designed to enable graduates to:
Focus on theories, research, and practice that support and sustain on-going teacher development and school improvement
Become prepared to pursue the study of curriculum and instruction at the doctoral level
Value educational research and reflective practice as a component to effective teaching practice and life-long learning