Online Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in Curriculum & Instruction Degree Program
Online Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in Curriculum & Instruction Degree Program

Overview

The Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in Curriculum and Instruction degree program is intended to prepare educators who work in the P-12 setting as change agents who engage actively in their communities, using appropriate pedagogy and technology to foster the development of global citizens.

This degree program does not lead to certification or credential endorsement.

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Program Outcome One: Commitment to Student Learning
    • Apply developmentally appropriate practices regarding individual academic and sociocultural differences for optimal student learning.
  • Program Outcome Two: Knowledge of Pedagogy
    • Identify, discriminate, select, and apply relevant research method(s) to plan, implement and evaluate curricular and instructional practices that support improved teaching and learning.
    • Use data to guide school improvement efforts, implementation, assessment, and resource allocation.
  • Program Outcome Three: Facilitation of Classroom Instruction and Environment
    • Develop appropriate strategies to create a positive and engaging learning environment.
  • Program Outcome Four: Self-Assessment
    • Develop personal and professional development plans using self-assessment processes to think systematically from practice and learn from experience.
  • Program Outcome Five: Collaboration with Community
    • Work collaboratively with various constituencies to develop local and global perspectives to further educational success and productive citizenship.

Course List

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Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in education or an aligned field from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the faculty and dean of the College of Education, or an appropriately certified foreign institution;
  • A grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0 as described below. Additional requirements may apply.
    • 2.7 for the bachelor's degree, or
    • 3.0 for the last 60 hours of coursework (including graduate work), or
    • Between 2.0 and 2.7 for the bachelor's degree. Students seeking admission with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.7 will be required to submit a personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession and current résumé (or career summary). Students admitted with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.7 must enroll in W5096 - Academic Writing within the first 15 week semester and pass within the first 38 weeks. Admission between 2.0 and 2.7 must be approved by the department chair and must be justified, documented, signed, placed, and retained in the student's academic file.
      • Between 2.0 – 2.4, applicants will be required to submit three academic and/or professional letters of recommendation. Admission between 2.0 and 2.4 must be approved by the department chair and must be justified, documented, signed, placed, and retained in the student's academic file. Student admitted with a GPA between 2.0-2.4 must enroll in W5096 - Academic Writing within the first 15 week semester and pass within the first 38 weeks.
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, "English Language Proficiency Policy."
  • An initial teaching certificate and/or current experience working in the P-12 setting with students
  • A criminal background check or fingerprint check
     –OR–
  •  Evidence of current criminal background check or fingerprint check (typically a copy of a teaching certificate/license)

An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form
  • If the basis of admission is an earned bachelor's degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (on a scale of 4.0), an official transcript from the degree granting institution
  • If the basis of admission is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for the last 60 hours of coursework, official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended during the 60 hours of study

Course List

Program Requirements

Students enrolled in the MAEd in Curriculum and Instruction degree program complete ten core courses (30 credit hours).

Core Course Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

E6037 - Improving School Decisions Through Data Driven Change
(3)

(3)

E6100 - Research in Education
(3)

(3)

E6361 - Foundations of Exceptional Student Education
(3)

(3)

E6420 - Multicultural Education in Contemporary Society
(3)

(3)

E6434 - Community Relations and Collaboration
(3)

(3)

E6443 - Assessments and the ELL/ESL Student
(3)

(3)

E6501 - Current Trends in School Curriculum
(3)

(3)

E6530 - Reading Strategies and Learning Theories for the P-16 Classroom
(3)

(3)

E6536 - Teaching Literacy to ELL Students
(3)

(3)

E6840 - Reflections in Practice
(3)

(3)

Core Course Requirements—30 Credit Hours

 


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