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Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2023-24 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2023-24

Curriculum and Instruction - ME

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Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction – ME6269

Department of Teacher Education
Patton Hall
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

Delivery Mode: Online

Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Program Overview

The Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) is designed for teachers and educators who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and have licensure in any content area at any age/grade-band level. Teachers entering the C&I Master’s program at Ohio University are seeking opportunities to advance their knowledge, skills, and dispositions in instruction, curriculum design and evaluation. Coursework and clinical experiences are centered around teachers’ own classrooms or non-traditional educational settings and focus on innovations in student learning, curriculum development, pedagogy, assessment, mentoring, portfolio development and community involvement culminating in a Master’s Research Project that is completed within the teacher’s own classroom, school, educational setting, or community. If started in the Summer, teachers finish the following summer. Please note: While working on the M.Ed. in C&I, educators must be actively employed in an educational setting during the Fall & Spring semesters to complete their clinical classes. This program does not lead to an initial or additional teaching licensure. It is offered in an online format only, with no required face-to-face class meetings, conferences, or orientations.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • apply current curriculum theory and principles to analyze, evaluate and design innovative education curricula.
  • complete NBPTS component 1 exam and have at least one portfolio ready for submission.
  • research and apply best practices associated with their major field of study in their classroom instruction that demonstrates they know the subject they teach and how best to teach those subjects.
  • implement educational instruction that is culturally responsive to ensure just, fair, and equitable treatment for all students that demonstrates their commitment to managing and monitoring their students and their students’ learning.
  • design and conduct ethical action research in their educational settings in systematic ways that promotes reflective teaching practice in order to assist their students to achieve at their highest potential via critical reflection as an on-going process.
  • write and present their action research findings in order to ensure on-going revision and evaluation to their classroom and school curricula as active members of the larger learning communities.

Further Information

Link to Program:  https://www.ohio.edu/education/teacher-ed/masters

Admission Requirements

  • Completed Graduate Application Form
  • Professional Biography with Future Professional Goals Statement
    • Describe your personal and professional background, including teacher preparation, teaching field, and teaching experiences;
    • Describe your current and long-range professional goals.
  • Official Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vita/Resume
  • Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 or higher GPA or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of 290 (verbal and quantitative combined).
  • Licensure/Certificate and gainfully employed in an educational setting during the Fall and Spring semester.

International Students

This program does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this program.

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 30 credit hours is required. Credits earned in an Endorsement completed at Ohio University will contribute, by course substitution, to minimum credits required for the degree.

Culminating Experience

Students must complete a capstone master’s research project. This degree does not require a thesis or comprehensive exam.

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