Master of Arts
Curriculum and Instruction
The Master of Arts degree in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to provide professional and specialized preparation for the candidate interested in acquiring knowledge and skills essential for the design and development of curricula and related instructional practices. The program consists of 30 units. An overall 3.0 GPA is required and no grade below “B” may apply toward the degree.
- Understand research and best practices in professional development, adult learning theory, data driven decision making, and the basic principles underlying innovation and change processes in educational organizations.
- Understand the role of technology in facilitating learning, increasing efficiencies, and managing data to improve instruction, assessment and ultimately, educational outcomes.
- Develop expertise and strategies to facilitate collaboration with stakeholders in the educational enterprise in order to enhance the education of students in a democratic society.
- Develop the ability to utilize multiple perspectives to critically analyze political practices and policy implications related to professional development.
- Demonstrate curricular, instructional and professional leadership in the pursuit of excellence in schools, districts, and states.
- Demonstrate the ability to align professional development plans with the mission, vision, values and goals of the school/district.
- Advocate for sound professional development practices to improve academic achievement for all students.
- Advocate for the development and support of communities of practice such as Professional Learning Communities and action research networks.
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