2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
    Jan 24, 2021  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed.

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(33 credits minimum)

The Master of Education Degree—Curriculum and Instruction is designed for those individuals who wish to develop leadership skills in instruction and curriculum planning in educational settings such as schools, community/technical colleges, business and industry, health services, and other social agencies. Students who complete this degree may also qualify for the Indiana Professional Teaching License if they: hold the Standard License in secondary education, junior high/middle school education, all grade education, or senior high-junior high/middle school education; have completed five years of teaching experience in accredited schools; and completed the prescribed courses to professionalize the major/minor.

Note: Students not seeking professional teacher licensure are considered for admission if they hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all courses taken at the graduate level in all schools attended, and have a minimum of 12 credit hours in the behavioral sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology) at the undergraduate level. The graduate faculty of the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology determines any deficiencies based upon candidate’s prior experience, educational background, and professional goals.

Degree Requirements:

Core Area Studies in Professional Education (15 credits)

Studies in the following core areas of professional education must be included:


Social Foundations:

Choose one from the following:

Psychological Foundations:


Students not choosing a concentration outside curriculum and instruction may choose:

Students choosing a concentration outside curriculum and instruction select one from the following:

Area of concentration (15 credits):

Choose one from the following areas of concentration:

Gifted and Talented Concentration (15 credits)

The gifted and talented area may be added to an existing, current, Rules 2002 Indiana teaching license at the school level of the current license. For holders of a Rules 46/47 license, new 2002 gifted and talented license is issued at the development level of the existing license. The addition of this license may be completed only at the graduate level.

Electives (6 credits)

Courses are to be chosen in consulation with the academic advisor.

Professionalizing a license:

Professionalizing a Rules 2002 license may be accomplished by completion of the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, regardless of the selection of an academic concentration or not. For those choosing to professionalize Rules 46 and 47 licenses, a student must complete a minimum of 6 credits in the major; those choosing to professionalize a minor must take a minimum of 12 credits in the minor. Students choosing to professionalize both a major and minor subject must take a minimum of 6 credits in the major and a minimum of 12 credits in the minor—thus increasing their overall program hours to 36 rather than 33 credits.

Addition of subject license to existing teaching license:

Individuals who wish to add an additional subject license to the developmental/school setting license at which they are already licensed must contact the academic department.

Culminating Experience Requirement (3 credits):

Students must satisfactorily complete a culminating experience in the last 12 credits of the degree program in curriculum, instruction, and media technology. The core area studies in professional education requirements of this degree are prerequisite to the culminating experience requirement.

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