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Curriculum & Instruction Master's Degree

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Required Coursework

Unless previous graduate credit has been approved and/or specific courses waived, courses for the Curriculum & Instruction degree include:

DIV  #   Course  Hours Availability
ED 820   Curriculum Leadership: Models & Strategies 3 Every Semester
ED 833   Beliefs, Values & Issues in Educational Practices 3 Every Semester
ED 805   Restructuring Classrooms with Technology 2 Every Semester
ED 837   Brain-Based Learning for Educators 3 Every Semester
ED 535   Cultural Awareness for Educators 3 Every Semester
ED 887   Developing Authentic Assessments 3 Fall & Spring
ED 879   Classroom Management Through Positive Reinforcements 2 Fall & Spring
ER 752   Analysis of Research 3 Every Semester
ED 895   Practicum 3 Fall or Spring
Total Hours    25

Required for Curriculum Leadership Area of Concentration (nine credit hours):

DIV

#

Course

Hours

Availability

EA

830

School Leadership Theory

3

Every semester online

ED

865

Advanced Theory and Practice in Teaching

3

Spring semester online

ED

886

Designing Instructional Programs

3

Fall semester online

 

Electives for Effective Practitioner Area of Concentration:

9 additional credits of advisor approved elective 700+

Required for National Board Certification Concentration (nine credit hours):

DIV

#

Course

Hours

Availability

ED

842

NBC Portfolio Development

3

Contact Alvin Peters

apeters@emporia.edu

ED

843

NBC School Based Project

6

Contact Alvin Peters

apeters@emporia.edu

 

Areas of Concentration

Curriculum Leadership (CL) is designed for educators who choose to prepare to coordinate the design, implementation, management, and evaluation of curriculum and instruction in public and private school systems. The Effective Practitioner (EP) program is designed for educators interested in improving their own classroom skills and maximizing student achievement. EP is also for those who wish to become leaders and resource persons in faculty development projects and activities. National Board Certification (NBC) is designed for educators who choose to prepare for and participate in the review process which leads to National Board Certification. Each area of concentration requires an additional 9 credit hours. Visit our web-site (www.emporia.edu/slmste) for course work details.

Admission to Graduate Studies

Contact the Graduate School, Campus Box 03, Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Drive, Emporia, KS 66801-5414, 620-341-5403; or by applying online at http://www.emporia.edu/grad/admissions/.

Applicants will then have until the end of their first semester to complete additional requirements by the department for unconditional admittance into the C & I program.

Admission Requirements

Students must follow the graduate degree procedures of the Department of School Leadership/Middle and Secondary Teacher Education and the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Emporia State University. The criteria for admission include the following:

  • WE NO LONGER REQUIRE the GRE or MAT exam!
  • GPA of 3.0 on last 60 hours of college course work for those completing a master's degree or 3.0 on the last 30 graduate hours from a previously completed master's program.
  • Copy of state issued teaching license.
  • Official transcripts of all college work submitted online with the application.
  • Evidence of one year accredited experience in a certified position (three years in content area required for certification) verified by the supervising adminsitrator on the reference form.
  • Two references from supervisors or individuals who have had the responsibility of evaluating your academic or professional performance.
  • Complete and pass the Departmental Essay. See the rubric on the department Student Information page.
  • Current resume.
  • Statement of professional goals for school administration.
  • Complete the Disposition Form.

The above requirements are due by the end of your first semester.

Additional Requirements

Satisfactory completion of admission requirements, all course work, and a comprehensive examination (completed in one of the final two semesters) are required to be eligible for graduation. Upon satisfactory completion of six credit hours and successful completion of all specified admission items, students will be admitted to candidacy. Candidacy is the formal approval for pursuit of a graduate degree.  Students shall continuously demonstrate personal characteristics appropriate to the profession and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better throughout the program. 

All work must be completed within a seven-year period. The seven-year period begins with the semester in which the first course applied to the degree was taken.   Students must follow the graduate degree procedures of the Department of School Leadership/Middle and Secondary Teacher Education and the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Emporia State University. Transfer Credit (up to nine credit hours authorized): Any courses that are transferred in to fulfill degree requirements at ESU must be applicable toward a degree at the university from which they are taken. That university must be fully accredited. Workshops do not count. Before making any determination concerning transfer credits, ESU requires a transcript explanation, normally found on the back of official transcripts. All courses counted towards the degree must be completed within a 7 year period. University policy prohibits the transfer of courses where a grade of C or lower was obtained.

 

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