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Curriculum and Instruction Concentration

The Curriculum and Instruction concentration is structured to provide the classroom teacher with the enhanced knowledge and skills necessary to achieve educational excellence. This includes not only the elements of effective curriculum design and instructional processes, but also the contemporary context in which such complex decisions are made. Curriculum and Instruction has long been the flagship concentration in the Master of Arts in Education and provides graduate candidates with an expanded repertoire of effective contemporary educational practices.

Required courses for the Curriculum and Instruction concentration:

  • EDU 528 Differentiated Instruction 
  • EDU 529 Enhancing Student Achievement through Positive Behavioral Supports 
  • EDU 530 Understanding the Diverse Learner 
  • EDU 547 Curriculum Design, Assessment and Improvement

Curriculum and Instruction concentration: 12 credit hours

Required core: 11 credit hours

Electives: 9 credit hours

Program total: 32 credit hours


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