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Master of Arts in Education Curriculum & Instruction

Masters of Arts in Education, Curriculum & Instruction

The Masters of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction degree is designed to improve instructional skills and reflection in practicing educators.  It does not lead to initial certification nor does it require certification for admission.  Graduates of the program will be able to adapt research based techniques to meet the requirements of their instructional situations and be able to assess and reflect on the efficacy of their efforts. This degree requires completion of a minimum of 33 credits.  Students may select from three possible culminating activity options.

Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Course Number and Title Credits
Required courses:
ED-CIFS 506 Issues in Education………………………………………………….. 4
ED-CIFS 503 Fundamentals of Educational Research  ……………………………….. 3
ED-CIFS 536 Curriculum Planning and Implementation ………………………………. 3
ED-CIFS 537 Instructional Theory ………………………………………………… 3
13
Elective courses:
Electives should be chosen to support an area normally taught in the schools, or educational perspectives offered in the College of Education. Each student should determine an individual program of study with advisor approval.
12
Culminating Activity options:
Option I. Thesis or Project
ED-CIFS 591 Project OR ED-CIFS 593 Thesis……………………………………………………………………………  6
(A thesis or project, as mutually agreed upon by the candidate and the committee, is required. Selection of a thesis implies a research emphasis with a topic related to instruction, curriculum, or some other aspect of an educational program with a thesis format. Selection of a project implies a project related to instruction, curriculum, or some other aspect of an educational program.)
Approved electives  …………………………………………………………. 2
Option II. Capstone Course:
Completion of ED-CIFS 692 Assessment [Capstone Course] in which the student writes and presents a focused synthesis of research literature and course perspectives………………………………………. 1
Approved electives………………………………. 7
8
TOTAL 33

Up to eleven (11) credits of graduate course work may be transferred from accredited institutions.  All courses and culminating activity must be completed within seven (7) years of admission to the program.

Students may apply to the Graduate College on-line at  http://graduatecollege.boisestate.edu/howtoapply/.  Admission to the Graduate College on Regular  status requires a 3.0 GPA for undergraduate and post-graduate work, although provisional admission for students not meeting that standard is possible.  GRE scores are not required.  There are a limited number of graduate assistantships available.

For additional information contact Dr. Phil Kelly (E308) at pkelly@boisestate.edu or 208-426-4977.

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