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Curriculum and Instruction (MED)

MAIN CAMPUS (Winfield, KS)

This M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program is specifically developed for full time graduate students seeking learning through Socratic-style seminars. The program is particularly beneficial for U.S. and international students seeking advanced work to improve their understanding of teaching, learning, and assessing students and programs.

Small class sizes contribute to unique opportunities to advance rapidly through the program with particular attention to the special interests of each student. This focus allows for a personalized series of learning experiences that enable ongoing work and success in the P-12 schools, community college teaching, as well as a strong foundation of academic work that will enable successful progress toward the doctorate degree.

This program can be blended into the senior year of course work for Southwestern College students who have degree plans that will have 124 semester hours or more including student teaching. The teacher education program allows students who are nearing the end of their undergraduate program of study to begin taking graduate level classes. Graduate courses cannot be substituted for undergraduate courses.


Admission Requirements

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Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

The master of education in curriculum and instruction incorporates the ideals of the National Board and empowers teachers to become reflective practitioners who will be able to meet the challenge of providing quality educational programs for all students. The master of education requires 36 hours of courswork in curriculum and instruction (M.Ed. in C&I) for P-12 grade teachers and other professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in curriculum, teaching, and assessment grounded in the core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). 

Major Requirements*

In the Professional Core: 

  • EDUC501 Current Educational Trends (3 hours)
  • EDUC518 Educational Practice and Innovation (3 hours)
  • EDUC530 Curriculum Development (3 hours)
  • EDUC542 Instructional Design (3 hours)
  • EDUC549 Race, Class, and Power in Schools (3 hours) 

In Research and Assessment: 

  • EDUC512 Action Research (3 hours)
  • EDUC543 Assessments, Tests and Measurements (3 hours) 

Portfolio: 

  • EDUC562 Portfolio (3 hours) 

Generalist: 

  • EDUC520 Instruction and English Language Learners (3 hours)
  • EDUC540 Creating Community in the Classroom (3 hours)
  • EDUC560 Investigating Student Work (3 hours)
  • EDUC615 Literacy Assessment and Intervention (3 hours) 

Area of Emphasis or Courses in ESOL: 

  • EDUC520 Instruction and English Language Learners (3 hours)
  • EDUC560 Investigating Student Work (3 hours)
  • EDUC550 Introduction to Language and Linquistics (3 hours)
  • EDUC590 Teaching English as a Second Language and Assessing Language Competency (3 hours) 

Area of Emphasis in Special Education (Toward Additional Licensure*): 

  • EDUC514 Introduction to Special Education: Individual Educational Plan Development* (1 hour)
  • EDUC523 Instructional Strategies: Learning Difficulties* (3 hours)
  • EDUC524 Introduction to Special Education* (2 hours)
  • EDUC558 (K-6) or 559 (6-12) Initial Practicum in Adaptive Special Education* (3 hours) 

Candidates not seeking additional licensure may substitute one or more of the following for above courses: 

  • EDUC615 Literacy Assessment and Intervention (3 hours)
  • EDUC522 Instructional Strategies: Behavior Difficulties (3 hours)
  • EDUC528 Collaboration with Parents and Professionals (3 hours) 

Area of Emphasis in School Improvement Planning and Technology Integration: 

  • EDUC502 School Improvement Planning (3 hours)
  • EDUC505 Creating Networks of Collaborative Practice (3 hours)
  • EDUC510 Integrating Technology across Disciplines (3 hours)
  • EDUC532 Technology in Special Education (3 hours) 

In Research and Assessment: 

  • EDUC512 Action Research (3 hours)
  • EDUC543 Assessments, Tests and Measurements (3 hours) 

Portfolio: 

  • EDUC562 Portfolio (3 hours)

*2022-2023 Academic Catalog

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