The Curriculum and Instruction Program The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is offered to fully-certified elementary and secondary school teachers. (Certification is an option in the Early Childhood Cluster only.) The 36-credit Curriculum and Instruction MEd program at Shippensburg University fosters teacher growth through exploration of principles of theory and practice that enhance teaching. The program consists of 18 core credits that focus on four critical areas embedded in effective teaching: - Curriculum and Assessment (3 credits) - Effective Teaching & Leadership (6 credits) - The Learner (6 credits) - Focus on Research (3 credits)
The MEd in Curriculum and Instruction includes the following 18 credits of cluster choices: Early Childhood Education - Elementary Education - Middle Level Education - Secondary Education Biology - Secondary Education Geography/Earth Science - Secondary Education History - Secondary Education Mathematics - Secondary Education Modern Languages
Curriculum and Instruction Admission Requirements Admission application reviews are June 1 (fall), September 1 (spring), February 1 (summer). To be considered for admission, you must meet the following requirements: - Have a degree in education from a regionally accredited college or university and provide official transcripts of all undergraduate/graduate work. - Have an undergraduate overall GPA of 2.75 or an approved score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). - Complete a questionnaire concerning teaching background and future goals. - Submit three (3) Reference Forms - Appear for an interview and a planning review during which a program plan will be completed. This interview will be set up by the Academic Department following the submission of all application documents.
Curriculum and Instruction Special Resources The Ezra Lehman Memorial Library’s education collection is excellent. A Curriculum Materials Center provides a wide range of teaching resources: textbooks, multimedia kits, films and filmstrips, audio and videotapes and recordings, curriculum software, etc. Computer labs are located in the library and Shippen Hall.
Curriculum and Instruction Faculty The Curriculum and Instruction program is delivered by a diverse faculty representing both the College of Education and Human Services and the College of Arts and Sciences. Faculty from the following departments will sponsor courses in this program: Educational Leadership & Special Education, Biology, Geography/Earth Science, History, Mathematics, and Teacher Education.
Have a degree in education from a regionally accredited college or university and provide official transcripts of all undergraduate/graduate work. (See course description for additional information)