College of Education

Welcome to the Online Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction Program.

General Information

Complete your Master's Degree in a convenient online format without interrupting your career!

Have you ever considered completing your MA, but couldn't quite manage the schedule of on-campus classes?

This degree is completely online, allowing you to attend class and study when you have time. There are no required sessions on campus so the degree can be completed from anywhere in the state, the country or overseas. The curriculum is exactly the same as our on-campus program and is accredited by NCATE. Because the online format allows for flexibility in scheduling, you are able to design your own program and take as many or as few courses as you would like each semester.  If  6 credit hours are taken each semester you are considered a full time online student.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for the Online Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction Program, candidates must fulfill several requirements. For additional information about these requirements please contact Cindy Brown 719-255-4344.

Courses

General

The General online Master of Arts degree in Curriculum & Instruction requires the following coursework:

MA RequirementsRequired Coursework
Required Core Courses – 12 Semester Credits CURR 5000 - 3 credits
Foundations: History & Research in Curriculum Studies
CURR 5002 - 3 credits
Issues, Strategies, & Models in Curriculum Design
LEAD 5700 - 3 credits
Introduction to Research & Statistics
CURR 5090 - 3 credits
Masters Research Project (To be taken as the FINAL Course) (Prerequisite: LEAD 5700 - 3 Introduction to Research and Statistics)
Cognate Emphasis Area – 9 Semester Credits
(selected from focus area)
CURR 0000 - 3 credits
CURR 0000 - 3 credits
CURR 0000 - 3 credits
Elective Coursework – 9 Semester Credits Students may choose from any graduate course selection in the College of Education including the areas of Early Literacy, Gifted & Talented, Instructional Technology, Special Education or Leadership.

Cognate Areas

Gifted & Talented-all listed below plus CURR 5000 & 5090

Course #
&
Title
Semester Credits
CURR 5201 – Foundations of Gifted Education 3
CURR 5202 – The Assessment & Identification of Gifted & Talented Students 4
CURR 5203 – The Psychology of the Gifted: Social Emotional Need & Special Need Populations 4
CURR 5206 - Creativity in Gifted Education 3
CURR 5211 - Curriculum Models & Programming 3
CURR 5214 - Differentiation in Gifted Education 3
CURR 5215 - Gifted Program Leadership 3
CURR 5230 - Practicum in Gifted Education 3

Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE)- all listed plus LEAD 5700 & CURR 5090

Course #
&
Title
Semester Credits
CURR 5700 - Introduction to ESL-Multicultural Education 3
CURR 5701 - Materials & Methods in ESL/Multicultural Education 3
CURR 5702 - Literacy for Linguistically Different Learners 3
CURR 5703 - Assessment: Methods, Materials and Theories for ELL's 3
CURR 5704 - Practicum in ESL 3
CURR 5705 - Second Language Acquisition: Capstone 3
CURR 5713 - Language and Linguistics 3

Reading-* courses not online

Course #
&
Title
Semester Credits
CURR 5400 - Teaching Reading & Writing in the Content Areas 3
CURR 5401 - Teaching Reading in the Elementary School 3
*CURR 5403 - Introduction to Clinical Experiences 3
CURR 5404 - Facilitating Reading in Preschool & Kindergarten Classrooms 3
CURR 5410 - Informal Diagnostic & Remedial Techniques of Reading 3
CURR 5412 - The Reading-Writing Connection 3

Leadership, Research, & Foundations

Course #
&
Title
Semester Credits
LEAD 5070 – Human Resources Development 3
LEAD 6120 – Educational Policies in a Democratic Society 3
LEAD 6400 – Legal Issues for School Leaders 3

Special Education- all listed plus LEAD 5700, SPED 5090 & SPED 5091

Course #
&
Title
Semester Credits
SPED 5001 - Intro to Special Education 3
SPED 5003 - Classroom and Instructional Management 3
SPED 5004 - Self-Determination and Transition 3
SPED 5010 - Multisensory Structured Language Education 3
SPED 5011 - Assessment and Instructional Monitoring 3
SPED 5012 - Differentiated Instruction 3
CURR 5410 - Informal Diagnosis of Reading Difficulty 3
SPED 5021 - Positive Behavior Interventions and Support 3
SPED 5022 - Consultation and Collaboration 3
SPED 5031 - Elementary/Secondary Student Teaching 3

Instructional Technology

Course #
&
Title
Semester Credits
CURR 5170 - Introduction to Technology 3
CURR 5171 - K-12 Web-Based Educational Resources 3
CURR 5172 - Multimedia Development for K-12 Education 3
CURR 5120 - Instructional Research Project 3

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