Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K–12)

In this specialization, you’ll learn to respond effectively to your students’ diverse learning needs. Prepare to provide authentic, differentiated learning experiences that help children master the skills required for success in the 21st century.

In this MSEd specialization, you will:

  • Apply evidence-based and reflective practices to make informed decisions that will positively impact student learning.
  • Design standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment that will help ensure all students learn and achieve at the highest levels possible.
  • Explore the latest information on brain-based learning and discover how this new information translates to effective practice in the classroom.

This specialization is offered in both the traditional program and accelerated option.

Additional Learning Outcomes for this Specialization

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

  1. Draw on knowledge of subject matter and curriculum to make sound decisions about what is important for students to learn within and across the subject areas of the middle childhood and middle grades curriculum.
  2. Develop lessons and behaviors that help students learn to respect and appreciate individual and group differences.
  3. Use a variety of approaches to help students build knowledge and strengthen understanding.
  4. Identify skills gaps and preconceptions students may bring to the subject.

Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code EDUC 6610 Course Teacher as Professional Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6730 Course Curriculum Design for Learning Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6651 Course Teacher Leadership in the Classroom: Increasing Learning and Achievement Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6650 Course Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6731 Course Assessment for Student Learning Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6657 Course Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6732 Course Differentiated Instruction Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6674 Course Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Students With Special Needs Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6625 Course Habits of Mind: Thinking Skills to Promote Self-Directed Learning Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6733 Course Action Research for Educators Credits (3 sem. cr.)

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification
This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

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