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Master of Science in Education

Curriculum and Instruction

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The Department of Educational Foundations & Literacy is home to three Master of Science in Education (MSE) degrees, two of which are available online:

  • K-12 Education/Curriculum & Instruction
  • Secondary Education/Curriculum & Instruction

The MSE K-12 and MSE Secondary degrees are designed to address the five propositions of accomplished teaching as prescribed by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and are available entirely online, as long as the electives chosen are also offered online.

*This degree is offered entirely online assuming students choose online electives only.

Requirements for Acceptance into the Program

To be accepted, a student must provide evidence of the following:

  • a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • proof of teacher certification or professional endorsement from any of the 50 states or territories and have graduated from an NCATE or regionally accredited university
  • a copy of his/her last summative teaching evaluation, or a letter from a school superintendent, principal or professor attesting to teaching ability and graduate school potential

A student may apply a maximum of six hours of graduate study in EDFL Special Projects courses. A maximum of nine hours of approved transfer credit may be included in the graduate program of Study. EDFL 5900 or an adviser-approved alternative research course must be taken within the first 12 hours of a program.

*The GRE is not required for admission into the MSE.

Program Requirements

Core Courses (15 credit hours)

EDFL 5120 Advanced Foundations of Education 3
EDFL 5320 Curriculum Development & Assessment 3
EDFL 5340 Contemporary Instruction:
Theory into Practice 3
EDFL 5900 Introduction to Research 3
EDFL 6110 Capstone 3

Graduate Electives (15 credit hours)

Total Hours: 30 credit hours

Questions About the Program

Dr. Terrell Brown

Program Coordinator

tbrown@ucmo.edu

660-543-8678


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