The Master's in Curriculum & Instruction program (M.S. in C&I) is designed primarily for practicing teachers who want to become master teachers. They may see themselves continuing in the role of teacher, but with the added responsibility of role-model or mentor for colleagues. Some educators completing this degree are doing so in preparation for roles within their districts such as curriculum director or in preparation for further doctoral study.
The 30-semester hour program is structured around the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) five Core Propositions. Although this degree program is aligned with the NBPTS Propositions, it does not lead to National Board Certification. If you are interested in becoming National Board Certified, visit the National Board Resource Center.
The M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction program's goals are based on the following propositions. You will:
Graduate programs offered by the School of Teaching and Learning do not lead to initial teacher certification. Teacher certification may only be obtained through a first or second bachelor's degree.
To be considered for admission, you should:
In addition, you will need to prepare and submit:
Applications may be submitted at anytime. However, initial review for admission will follow the dates below: