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Master of Arts in Education Curriculum & Instruction

Program Coordinator: Dr. Esther Enright
Location: E-412

The Masters of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction degree is designed to advance the professional learning and development for practicing educators. While this degree focuses on the K-12 education landscape in particular, we accept students who identify as educators and work outside of the K-12 systems as well. This graduate degree program does not lead to initial teaching certification, nor does the program require certification or an academic degree in education for admission. This degree requires completion of a minimum of 30 credits. Students take 4 required core courses, a selection of courses in their elective or cognate interest, and complete a culminating activity.

Master of Arts in Education, Curriulum and Instruction (MACI)
2019-2020 Catalog Requirements*

Course Number / TitleCourse creditTotal Credits
ED-CIFS 503 / Fundamentals of Education Research3
ED-CIFS 506 / Issues & Equity in Education 3
ED-CIFS 536 / Curriculum: Theory & Design3
ED-CIFS 537 / Instruction: Theory & Design3
Complete 12-15 additional graduate-level credits within the ED-CIFS department (electives) or in a different department (cognates) in consultation with your advisor.
CULMINATING ACTIVITY (Select 1 of the following 3 options)3-6
ED-CIFS 591 / Project3-6
ED-CIFS 593 / Thesis6
ED-CIFS 692 / Capstone3

*Please note that all Graduate College policies apply. Enrolled or former students might be eligible for a prior catalog – please discuss this with your advisor or the program coordinator. All courses and the culminating activity must be completed within seven (7) years of graduation to count per the Graduate College policies.

Apply to the Graduate College
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 GPA requirement is possible. Submit a 1-2 page letter of introduction and 2 references (professional or academic) as well as all your higher education transcripts to apply. GRE scores are not required. There are a limited number of graduate assistantships (GA) available. Please apply for scholarships, grants, or to be a GA through the Graduate College.