• Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction
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  • Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction

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    Program Coordinator: Dr. Michael Coquyt, Ed.D
    Lommen 216C, (218) 477-2019
    michael.coquyt@mnstate.edu

    Program Description

    The Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction provides candidates with both a theoretical base and opportunity for practical application within the areas of educational foundations, curriculum theory, instructional best practices, and educational research. The core required courses provide not only a theoretical base, but an opportunity to conduct action research in the classroom with the purpose of providing a solid research base that is appropriate for the P-12 teacher who seeks a means by which to increase student achievement. In addition to the core, students must select a 13-15 credit emphasis in one of the following areas: Teacher Leadership, Literacy, Special Education, TESL, Technology, or Kodaly.

    Degree Requirements

    Core Requirements (19 credits)

    ED 527 Emerging Technologies (2)
    ED 601 Psychological Foundations of Education (2)
    ED 603 Methods of Research (2)
    ED 613 Social, Cultural, Political and Community Dimensions of Education (4)
    ED 632 Curriculum, Instruction, and Learning Theory (4)
    ED 696 Action Research (2)
    SPED 664 Theory and Process of Consultation and Collaboration (3)

    Emphasis in Literacy (14 credits)

    Literacy Requirements (14 credits)
    EECE 613 Literacy Instruction and Assessment: A Historical Perspective (3)
    EECE 614 Literacy in the Content Areas (3)
    EECE 645 Developmental Diagnosis of and Instruction in Literacy (3)
    EECE 646 Reading Clinic Diagnosis (2)
    EECE 615 Literature for Young and Adolescent Readers: Content and Methods (3)

    Emphasis in Special Education (13 credits)

    Special Education Requirements (13 credits)
    SPED 555 Characteristics of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems (4)
    SPED 613 Inclusive Teaching Practices (3)
    SPED 620 Perspectives and Policies in Special Education (3)
    SPED 670 Transitional/Career Education for Secondary Students (3)

    Emphasis in Teacher Leadership (15 credits)

    Teacher Leadership Requirements (15 credits)
    ED 630 Leadership, Planning, and Organizational Behavior in Education (3)
    ED 634 Personal Communications and Ethics (3)
    PSY 634 Methods for Evidence Based Practice (2)
    ED 670 Educational Alternatives for Learning (2)
    ED 671 Issues in Education (2)
    ED 690 Topics Related to Instructional Coaching (2)
    ED 669 Internship (1)

    Emphasis in Kodaly (13 credits)

    Kodaly Requirements (9 credits)
    MUS 634 Kodaly Method for Training Teachers Level I (3)
    MUS 635 Kodaly Method for Training Teachers Level II (3)
    MUS 636 Kodaly Method for Training Teachers Level III (3)

    Kodaly Electives (4 credits)
    MUS 590 Topics in Music (1-2)
    MUS 620 Instrumental Ensemble (1)
    MUS 637 Orff-Schulwerk Level 1 (3)

     

    Emphasis in Technology (13 credits+)

    Technology Requirements (8 credits)
    ED 519 Creating Web-Based Curriculum Materials (2)
    ED 523 Design of Online Instruction (2)
    ED 534 Assessment Strategies for Technology-Enhanced Curricula (2)
    ED 602 Statistics in Educational Research (2)

    Technology Electives (5 credits)
    ED 522 Electronic Resources: Issues and Practice (2)
    ED 525 Methods of Computer-Mediated Communication in Education (2)
    ED 527 Emerging Technologies (2)
    ED 535 Infusing Technology into Mathematics (2)
    ED 590 Topics in Education (1)

    Emphasis in TESL (13 credits)

    TESL Requirements (7 credits)
    LANG 557 Second Language Acquisition and Language Teaching (3)
    TESL 625 Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts of Language and Literacy (3)
    TESL 690 Special Topics (1) OR
    ED 669 Internship (1)

    TESL Electives (6 credits)
    TESL 551 English Structures (3)
    TESL 654 Pedagogical Grammar (3)
    TESL 670 Designing ESL Courses (3)
    TESL 675 Assessment in TESL (3)
    ED 669 Internship (3)

    Admission Requirements