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Master of Education: Course Requirements

Students seeking the SU complete an approved program of study including at least 33 semester hours of graduate credit with a cumulative average of 3.0 of higher, with no grade lower than a C, and no more than six credit hours of C or C+ work in their program.

The M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction program consists of 12 credit hours of core courses, 15-18 hours of specific electives, and three to six hours in a capstone experience.

Accordingly, students consult with their advisors to determine appropriate electives for their area of study. When appropriate to the program of study, electives may be chosen from education courses, special topics courses or from graduate courses offered in programs outside of education.

The M.Ed. program culminates with a capstone experience which is most typically in advanced research seminar. Graduate degree programs must be completed in 7 years. 

Requirements for M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction  Candidates 

 Required Core

Course Title Credits
EDUC 502 Introduction to Research 3
EDUC 504 Diversity in a Democracy 3
EDUC 545 Learning, Instruction & Assessment 3
EDUC 570 Current Issues in Educational Technology 3


Course Title Credits
EDUC 503 Classroom Management 3
EDUC 506 Seminar in Teaching of Mathematics 3
EDUC 559 Holocaust and Social Justice 3
EDUC 567 Collaborative Teaching and Mentoring 3
EDUC 588 Seminar Individuals with Disabilities 3
EDUC 590 Special Topics 3
EDUC 619 The Law and Public Education 3
EDUC 632 Classroom Assessment 3
EDUC 634 Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment 3
EDUC 636 Creativity in Early Childhood Education 3
EDUC 638 Language Development in Early Childhood 3
EDUC 689 Multimedia in Constructivist Classroom 3
EDUC 695 Research Seminar (Capstone Course) 3
EDLD 514 Aligning Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment  3
REED 515 Written and Oral Language Development 3
REED 518 Diversity and Literacy 3

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