Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Arts (M.A.)

Master's degree requirements vary according to the area of concentration and the type of degree. Typically, programs require 30 to 33 credit hours, which includes a core research requirement and possible comprehensive examination.

Beyond the successful completion of courses, students must demonstrate high standards of scholarship and the ability to engage in independent research. Students must either write and defend a research thesis, complete a seminar paper (non-thesis option) or a professional portfolio--requirement varies by specialization. Your faculty advisor will help you develop a program of study that is consistent with Departmental and University guidelines.

Students choose one of the following specializations:

english literacy education

Course Title Credits
EDCI685Research Methods3
TLPL*** (Investigating Policy, Pedagogy & Schooling)3
Complete 15 credits of the following courses:
EDCI640Trends in Secondary School Curriculum: English3
EDCI673Assessing, Diagnosing, and Teaching Writing3
EDCI740Theory and Research in English Education3
EDCI745Theory and Research in Written Communication3
EDCI840Seminar in English Education3
Thesis or Non-thesis option9
Thesis
Master's Thesis Research
Electives
Non-thesis
Special Problems in Teacher Education
Electives
Total Credits30

Mathematics education

Course Title Credits
EDMS645Quantitative Research Methods I3
EDCI650Trends in Mathematics Education3
Discipline-based Content Studies12
Mathematics courses6
Thesis
EDCI799Master's Thesis Research6
Total Credits30

Minority and urban education

Course Title Credits
TLPL*** (Investigating Policy, Pedagogy & Schooling)3
EDCI685Research Methods3
or EDMS645 Quantitative Research Methods I
EDCI798Special Problems in Teacher Education3
Specialization courses15
Electives6
Total Credits30

SCIENCE EDUCATION

Course Title Credits
TLPL*** (Investigating Policy, Pedagogy & Schooling)3
EDCI670Trends in School Curriculum: Science3
EDCI770Foundations of Science Education3
EDCI685Research Methods3
EDCI688Special Topics in Curriculum and Instruction3
Science or Math course3
Specialization course3
Electives9
Total Credits30