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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction, MA

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The Master of Arts degree in Curriculum & Instruction is designed to provide professional educators with increased knowledge of current research on teaching and learning and its contexts and to apply that research in practice. The degree provides an opportunity for teachers to focus on an area of interest and to develop increased skills and knowledge in that area.

The MA in Curriculum & Instruction is a thirty-six (36) semester-hour program designed for teachers who desire to continue developing their professional expertise.
This degree program does not lead to a teaching license. For information on our Elementary Initial License Certificate  or

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Candidates complete a core of academic work requiring:

  1. Examination of educational issues from the perspective of social context and culturally responsive pedagogy;
  2. Investigation and analysis of curricular design and models of teaching;
  3. Examination and analysis of seminal and current research and application of research in instructional settings;
  4. Consideration of the role and uses of technology in curriculum and instruction and its implementation in the classroom.

Further, the selection of a cognate emphasis area allows students to concentrate their coursework in an area of instruction in which they wish to develop particular expertise:
Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Gifted and Talented Education or Instructional Technology

  • Katie Anderson-Pence, Ph.D., Department Chair, Associate Professor
  • Timothy Callahan, M.A., Senior Instructor
  • Grant Clayton, Ph.D., Associate Professor
  • Lissanna Follari, Ph.D., Program Coordinator IECE, Assistant Professor
  • Leslie Grant, Ph.D., Program Coordinator Graduate Programs, Associate Professor
  • Mary Hanson, M.A., Instructor
  • Christi Kasa, Ph.D., Director of Office of Inclusive Services, Associate Professor
  • Scott Kupferman, Ph.D., Program Coordinator Special Education, Associate Professor
  • Mark Malone, Ph.D., Professor
  • Katie McCabe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Pat McGuire, Ph.D., Co-Director UCCSTeach Program, Associate Professor 
  • Ji Hyun Oh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Kathleen Randolph, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Kylie Swanson, Ph.D., Program Coordinator Elementary Education, Assistant Professor
  • Monica Yoo, Ph.D., Program Coordinator Secondary Education, Associate Professor

Application and Admissions Process

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Course Requirements

Cognate Area Courses

Complete the requirements for one of the following cognates:

Literacy Education (27 credits):

Mathematics Education (24 credits): 

Science Education (Choose 15 credits from the following): 

Gifted and Talented Education (25 credits):

Instructional Technology (15 credits):

Elective Coursework

Students may choose from any graduate course selection in the College of Education to complete thirty-six (36) total hours for the degree. 

  • Counseling
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE)
  • Science Education
  • Leadership
  • Special Education
  • Instructional Technology

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