Curriculum and Instruction
- Admission requirements
- Program details
- Course descriptions
Department: Teacher Development
Dr. Ramon Serrano
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.
- 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.
- 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.