Degree Title: Master of Education
Program Name and Number: Curriculum and Instruction - ME6269
Department/Unit: Department of Teacher Education
Delivery Mode: Athens Campus, Online
Program Mission: This program supports the interests of P-12 teachers who want to advance their knowledge, skills and dispositions in teaching. Coursework and clinical experiences carried out in the teachers’ own classrooms are designed to support innovations in teaching, curriculum development, assessment practices, portfolio development, and action research (among others).
Program Learning Objectives: We support the five core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (www.nbpts.org), because they encompass the profession’s vision for accomplished teaching and they underscore accomplished teachers’ commitments to advancing student learning:
- Teachers are committed to students and their learning;
- Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students;
- Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning;
- Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience;
- Teachers are members of learning communities.
Program Overview: The Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction supports the professional development interests of practicing teachers who already hold a teaching license or certificate, at any grade level and in any subject matter content area, P-12. Teachers in C & I are typically seeking opportunities to advance their knowledge, skills and dispositions in teaching, in their own classrooms, schools and communities. This program does not lead to an initial teaching license or an additional teaching license. In most states, the M.Ed. will support renewal of a teaching license or certificate, depending on state and/or school district regulations in place at the time of application for renewal. Coursework and clinical experiences are designed to support innovations in classroom teaching, curriculum development, assessment practices, teaching English language learners, portfolio development, and action research (among others). Clinical experiences will take place in your own classroom, school and/or community. This program is offered in an online format only, with no required face-to-face class meetings, conferences or orientations. An up-to-date computer with built-in microphone, camera, and reliable Internet access is essential. Teachers who begin in Summer and continue through Fall, Spring, and part of the following Summer will complete the degree that Summer.
Concentrations: Teachers are invited to pursue a K-12 Reading Endorsement or an Early Childhood 4th/5th Grade Endorsement, if interested. Adding an Endorsement is invited, but not required. Credits earned in an Endorsement will contribute to minimum credits required for the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. If seeking an Endorsement, applicants should apply for admission to the Endorsement, to begin in Summer, and then submit another application for admission to the Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction, to continue in Fall Semester.
Link to Program: http://www.ohio.edu/education/academic-programs/teacher-preparation/department-of-teacher-education/masters-programs/curriculum-and-instruction-advanced-online.cfm
- Complete the following courses:
- EDTE 6900: Formative Instructional Practices
- EDCT 5011: Technology Applications in Education
- EDTE 5100: Principles of Curriculum
- EDSP 6720: Advanced Differentiated Instruction - Universal Design
- EDTE 5210: Foundations of Language and Diversity (Clinical Practice)
- EDTE 6670: Teacher as Action Researcher (Clinical Practice)
- EDTE 6170: Introduction to Teaching Portfolio (Clinical Practice)
- EDTE 6940: Master’s Action Research Project (Clinical Practice)
- EDTE 5260: Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
- EDTE 5600: Advanced Studies of Children and Adolescents
- Minimum credits required: 30. Credits earned in an Endorsement completed at Ohio University will contribute, by course substitution, to minimum credits required for the degree.
- Thesis: Not required (A Classroom Action Research Project is required)
- Time-to-Degree: Candidates who begin in Summer and maintain continuing enrollment will be able to graduate at the end of the next Summer. Candidates who begin in Fall Semester and maintain continuing enrollment will be able to graduate at the end of the next Fall Semester. Candidates are welcome to use additional time, up to 5 years from date of admission, to complete requirements for the degree.
- Statement of Professional Goals
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of 290 (verbal and quantitative combined).
- Candidates must be gainfully employed as a practicing classroom teacher during the school year.