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Curriculum and Instruction/Subject Area Concentration

Degree Type: Master of Education
College(s): Education and Human Services

Why Choose the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction?

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction gives professional educators the advanced professional development necessary to open several career options as well as providing a foundation to improve their instructional practice. Students eligible for admission to the graduate program must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. When required, candidates should hold or be eligible for professional licensure, registration or certification to practice in the occupational specialty. Previous teaching experience is not a requirement. An admissions committee will review all application materials and recommend appropriate action. Upon admission to the graduate program, each student will be assigned a graduate advisor.

Career Opportunities

The program enables secondary and elementary educators to advance in their district salary schedules and become educational leaders either as administrators, curriculum directors, or department heads.

Advanced Educational Opportunities

Graduate students, who successfully complete the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, are eligible to pursue their doctorate in education through a collaborative partnership between Ferris State University and Western Michigan University (http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/dissertations/1182/).

Admission Requirements

The applicant must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a 2.75 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. Conditional entry may be granted when the 2.75 requirement has not been met. Once a student has been granted conditional entry, he/she must earn a GPA of 2.75 within the first nine (9) hours of graduate level courses. Consult individual program description for other admission requirements.

Graduation Requirements

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction through the School of Education, College of Education and Human Services requires that all students must complete all degree requirements within five (5) years after admission to the M.Ed. Consult individual program descriptions for other graduation requirements.

More Information

College of Education & Human Services
School of Education
Bishop Hall Room 421
Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Telephone: (231) 591-5361

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Core Requirements - 19 Credits

Inst of Exceptional Learners
3
or
Education Elective
Array
Issues in Education
3
Diversity Classroom-Workplace
3
Adv Integrat Curr Design-Eval
3
Prin Data Driv Decision Making
4
Capstone
3

Education Electives - 6 Credits Required

ERLA 533 (required for re-certification)
Students Reading Difficulties
3
or
Educational Leadership
3
or
School Business Management
3
or
Educ Technology Classroom
3
or
Curricular Supervision
3
or
School Law
3
or
Internship
1 TO 3
or
Content-Inst Workshop-Seminars
1 TO 2
or
Graduate Topics in Education
1 TO 6

Subject Area Electives - 9 Credits Required

Select 9 credits at the graduate level in subject-area major, minor, or related field.
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