Graduate Studies in The Department of Curriculum and Instruction
All degree programs are developed and implemented by highly qualified faculty who work in specialty areas within Curriculum and Instruction. The specialty areas are: Art Education, Elementary Education (See Professional Development/ Teacher Education), Social Studies/Geography/History Education, English/Literacy/ Education, Second-Language Education (FLEd/TESOL), Mathematics Education, Minority and Urban Education, Music Education , Professional Development/ Teacher Education, Reading Education and Science Education. Each specialty area has carefully designed graduate programs that prepare professionals in that area.
* The Department supports three master's programs for candidates who have bachelor degrees in fields other than education and who wish to become certified to teach.
Areas of Specialization
The Department offers a variety of programs individually designed to meet graduate students' personal and professional goals, which may include educational research, teaching (K-12 and post-secondary), supervising, providing leadership as curriculum specialists within the disciplines, and teacher education at all levels (elementary, secondary and higher education). These programs are organized around the following set of specialization areas.
Admission to the Ed.D. (Doctor of Education) program has been temporarily suspended. At the doctoral level, we are currently admitting to the Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) program only. Preference will be given to full-time applicants who apply by December 1, 2012.
CITI Human Subjects Training requirement announced.
The Five-Year Integrated Master's with Certification Program
This program is intended for content majors (English, Foreign Language, Math, Science and Social Studies) entering their junior and senior year. The program is for talented students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who wish to combine undergraduate studies in the content area and professional education as a foundation for focused professional coursework at the graduate level leading to secondary-level certification in the subject field and the Master's of Education degree. As undergraduates, admitted students complete their baccalaureate degrees with a major in the relevant content area and a minimum of 12 credits in graduate - level professional studies related to teacher certification requirements. In their fifth year, they enroll in a full-year internship and complete professional studies that make them eligible for teacher certification and the master's of education degree. The Master's Program is housed at the Shady Grove Campus.
There are several outreach programs offered by the Department in a number of locations in the State. Outreach programs are usually offered as collaborative programs with local institutions. They vary in program orientation, time sequence, and location. You should contact the Department of Curriculum and Instruction to ascertain if such a program is available to fit your needs.