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Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2017-19 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2017-19 [Archived Catalog]

Curriculum and Instruction - ME

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Degree Title: Master of Education

Program Name and Number: Curriculum and Instruction - ME6269

Department/Unit: Department of Teacher Education

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus, Online

Term of Entry: [Summer]

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.

Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/education/academic-programs/teacher-preparation/department-of-teacher-education/masters-programs/curriculum-and-instruction-advanced-online.cfm

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete 10 of the following courses:
    1. 6900: Formative Instructional Practices
    2. 5011: Technology Applications in Education
    3. 5100: Principles of Curriculum
    4. EDSP6720: - UniversalDesign
    5. EDTE 6930: Teaching for Social Justice
    6. 5210: Foundations of Language and Diversity (Clinical Practice)
    7. 6670: Teacher as Action Researcher (Clinical Practice)
    8. 6170: Introduction to Teaching Portfolio (Clinical Practice)
    9. 6940: Master’s Action Research Project (Clinical Practice)
    10. 5260: Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
    11. 5600: Advanced Studies of Children and Adolescents
  2. Minimum credits required:30
  3. Thesis:Not (AClassroomActionResearch
  4. Time-to-Degree:CandidateswhobegininSummerandmaintaincontinuing enrollmentwillbeabletograduateattheendofthenextSummer. Candidatesarewelcometouse additionaltime,upto5yearsfrom dateofadmission,tocompleterequirementsforthe degree.

Culminating Experience: A Master’s Action Research Project is the capstone experience for teachers completing the Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction.  Each teacher identifies a researchable problem in her/his own classroom.  The teacher then conducts a review of the literature that can inform and support a plan of action to resolve the identified problem.  Research questions are articulated to guide data collection and analysis.  A formal, 5-chapter Final Report concludes with recommendations for others who might follow in a similar line of action research.

Admission Requirements (to be included with application paperwork)

  • StatementofProfessionalGoals
  • Candidates for this degree program must be gainfully employed as a licensed (or certified) practicing classroom teacher during the P-12 school year.(Application form will ask for verification of your teaching field and license or certificate.If you are submitting this application for admission prior to completion of your bachelor’s degree and/or teaching license or certificate you will be able to so indicate on the application form.

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