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Curriculum & Duration

The Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Specialist concentration, is a 36-credit-hour program, delivered in 100% online, accelerated 8-week terms. Enroll in January, March, June, August or October.

This curriculum was designed for working teachers. We recommend taking two courses per term in the Fall and Spring terms and two courses during the summer.

The curriculum can be completed in as little as 24 months.

The core requirements are:

EDCI 507 - Writing for the Responsive Professional 3 Credit(s).
EDCI 508 - Research Methods to Impact Student Learning 3 Credit(s).
EDCI 570 - Diversity for the Progressive Educator 3 Credit(s).
SPED 502 - Educating the Exceptional Child 3 Credit(s).
IRED 501 - Integration of Technology in Instruction 3 Credit(s).
EDCI 572 - Current Issues in K-12 Instruction Practicum 3 Credit(s).

The concentration sequence includes:

EDCI 530 - Advanced Teaching Strategies 3 Credit(s).
EDCI 531 - Advanced Professional Strategies 3 Credit(s).
EDCI 542 - Supervision of Student Teaching 3 Credit(s).
EDCI 574 - Leading Teacher Learning 3 Credit(s).
EDCI 576 - Supporting Classroom Instruction 3 Credit(s).

Research Capstone Course

Students are required to take:
EDCI 599 - Capstone in Curriculum and Instruction 3 Credit(s).
All other coursework must be completed prior to enrollment in EDCI 599.

Explore full curriculum and concentration-specific course offerings in the University Catalog