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Curriculum and Instruction/Subject Area Concentration MEDU

Degree Type: Master of Education

College(s): Education and Human Services

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
Subject Area Option (34 credits)
This option will allow new teachers to complete their 18-semester-hour planned program and earn a masters
Core Requirements (19 Credit Hours Required)
EDUC 508 Inst of Exceptional Learners 3
* or Education Elective
EDUC 516 Issues in Education 3
EDUC 518 Diversity Classroom-Workplace 3
EDUC 620 Adv Integrat Curr Design-Eval 3
EDUC 663 Prin Data Driv Decision Making 4
EDUC 681 Capstone-Proj/Portfolio/Thesis 3
Education Electives (6 Credit Hours Required)
ERLA 533 Students Reading Difficulties 3
EDLE 500 Educational Leadership 3
EDLE 530 School Business Management 3
EDUC 520 Tchg Reading Elem-Middle Sch 1 3
EDUC 540 Educ Technology Classroom 3
EDUC 591 Internship 1-3
EDUC 595 Content-Inst Workshop-Seminars 1-2
EDUC 630 School Law 3
EDUC 694 Graduate Topics in Education 1-2
Subject Area Electives (9 Credit Hours Required)
Select 9 credits at the graduate level in subject-area major, minor or related field.
Minimum semester credit hours required: 34

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 601, Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Phone: 231-591-3646

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