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Curriculum and Instruction/Secondary Certification Concentration MEDU

Degree Type: Master of Education

College(s): Education and Human Services

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
Secondary Certification Concentration
Passing scores on MTTC Basic Skills Test is a pre-requisite to this program.
Certification Requirements (25 Credit Hours Required)
EDUC 501 Principles Teaching - Learning 3
EDUC 502 Pre-Teaching Field Experience 1
EDUC 503 Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 504 Curriculum Design - Evaluation 4
EDUC 540 Educ Technology Classroom 3
EDUC 543 Reading in the Content Area 3
EDUC 508 Inst of Exceptional Learners 3
FIELD EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: (for vocational majors only: Allied Health, Business, Technical, Wage Earning Home Economics) A separate application packet is required. This must be completed and submitted to the Vocational Authorization Office (BIS 409, 231-591-2830) in order to be eligible for directed/ETR teaching. Two years of wage earning occupational work experience (within the last five (5) years) required. One-year experience plus one semester of EDUC 391 is acceptable. EDUC 391 credit will be granted for approved occupational experience (8 credits maximum).
* Work Expereince or EDUC 391 8
EDUC 592 6
OR
EDUC 593
EDUC 599 Student Teaching 2
EDUC 592, EDUC 593 and EDUC 599 not open to students who have not passed all sections of the state-mandated Basic Skills Test.
Education Requirements (7 credits for non-vocational majors or 10 credits for vocational majors)
ECTE 500 Found and Organization of CTE 3
EDUC 508 Inst of Exceptional Learners 3
EDUC 660 3
OR
EDUC 661 3
EDUC 680 3
Education Electives (6 credits for non-vocational majors or 3 credits for vocational majors)
EDUC 518 Diversity Classroom-Workplace 3
EDUC 516 Issues in Education 3
ECTE 521 3
EDUC 560 Adv Appl Educ Tech Classroom 2
EDUC 570 Teach-Learn Theories Classroom 3
EDUC 595 Content-Inst Workshop-Seminars 1-2
EDUC 601 3
EDUC 606 3
EDUC 620 Adv Integrat Curr Design-Eval 3
EDUC 630 School Law 3
ECTE 650 Implem Total Quality Mgmt Educ 3
EDUC 694 Graduate Topics in Education 1-2
EDUC 697 Special Studies in Education 1-2
EDUC 694
EDUC 697
Minimum semester credit hours required for career and technical education M.S. degree: 38
Note: Though faculty advisors are responsible for advising students regarding degree requirement, it is the student who is ultimately responsible for choosing the correct courses and for following the correct program.      

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 bachelorís 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.

Professional 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://www.wmich.edu/fcs/cte/ctedoc.htm).

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
Bishop Hall Room 421, Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Phone: 231-591-5361


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