Curriculum and Instruction

Other Information

Graduate Catalog: ED

  • Admission requirements
  • Program details
  • Course descriptions

Application Deadlines

Department: Teacher Development

Graduate Director:
Dr. Ramon Serrano

Program Overview

The master degree program can met the diverse needs of professional educators in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education.  The program emphasizes the application of research, theory and evidence-based practices to improve education.  A graduate will find the opportunity to acquire enhanced skills to plan, organize, implement, and evaluate instructional plans.  Exposure to a variety of teaching strategies will allow our graduates to respond intelligently to current and emerging problems.  A graduate will bring professionalism to the classroom to address cultural, ethical, language, gender, technology and political issues and its interplay with curriculum. Bottom line - the education you receive at SCSU will enhance student achievement in your employment setting.

The majority of students pursuing the M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction attend part-time as they continue in a teaching career. Thus a full-time curriculum is generally not available each semester.  Students who seek to attend full-time may add courses from a variety of graduate certificate options including: Academic and Behavioral Strategist, Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Instructional Technology, Reading Teacher K-12, Library Media Specialist, Design for E-Learning, Early Childhood Special Education and Traffic Safety Education.

Coursework from outside the School of Education can also be used to create a full-time credit load each semester.

Key Features

  • The program is offered in North Branch, Minnesota and on the St. Cloud Campus.
  • Provides advanced professional educational opportunities.
  • Provides opportunity for teachers to develop professional networks.

Admissions Information

  • Undergraduate GPA is closely reviewed.
  • Admission decisions are made throughout the year as completed application files are received. Students may be admitted for fall, spring and summer terms.
  • For summer semester 2014 - domestic applicants may apply through June 15. 

Graduate Assistantship Overview

  • One to two graduate assistantship positions are generally sponsored each year and are available both fall and spring semesters.
  • Potential areas for graduate assistant involvement include advisement of undergraduate students, supervision of students in the field, research, and teaching.