Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in the Field of Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Elementary Education

The master of arts in education and human development in the field of curriculum and instruction with a concentration in elementary education degree program prepares teachers and other educational personnel for increased responsibilities in the planning, implementation, research, and evaluation of curriculum and instruction. The program includes study in curriculum development, research and evaluation of instructional practice, teacher education, work with special populations, and school policy and leadership.

Students in this program also can enroll in and receive for a graduate certificate in either Incorporating International Perspectives in Education (IIPE) or Teaching English Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Certain credits are applied toward both the master's degree and the certificate.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 33 credits, including 9 credits in core courses, 15 credits in courses in the concentration, 9 credits in elective courses, and successful completion of the master of arts in education and human development comprehensive examination. 

EDUC 6114Introduction to Quantitative Research
CPED 6340Teacher Leadership in Education
CPED 6608Development and Diversity
Elementary education concentration
CPED 6225Introduction to International Curricula
CPED 6305Foundations of Curriculum Theory
CPED 6606Theories of Learning and Development
EDUC 6615Internationalizing U.S. Schools
9 credits in elective courses selected in consultation with the program advisor.
Other requirements
Successful completion of the master of arts in education and human development comprehensive examination.