The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program has as its goal to deliver a high quality, focused graduate program that meets the ongoing professional development needs of practicing teachers, and other educational professionals, at all levels. This program is comprised of a core in educational research, curriculum and instruction: electives in the areas of learning theory, special education, and reading; and discipline specific coursework to increase breadth and depth of candidates content knowledge. A capstone research project with public presentation is required for graduation, as is an exit oral examination with the candidate’s committee.
Each candidate works with a graduate advisor from the School of Education to develop an individualized program of study designed to complement the student’s past educational experiences, and address his or her individual professional development and educational needs.
As many students already know, admission to Ontario Teacher Colleges is severely limited, prospective teachers may wait years to gain entry to OCT school. We have agreements with Ontario 2-yr colleges for teacher certification, allowing seamless 2+3 transfer agreements with our online courses.
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Admissions Update: May 1, 2013
The MA:C&I Program is not accepting applications for new candidates, and all current candidates must complete their programs by August 2014.
The MA:C&I graduate program has been a successful and important program of professional advancement for our many graduates, some of whom are shown below. Changes in state licensure requirements, a changing demographic for teachers in our region, declining student populations in our rural schools, and other factors have combined to form a situation where this degree will not continue in its present configuration. Fundamentally, the program does not have the minimum enrollment needed to be viable at this time.
Current MA:C&I candidates MUST complete their coursework by August 2014. Graduate courses required for the program will only be taught ONE more time, with a planned rotation of courses beginning in the Spring 2013. Current candidates must contact your adviser or the School of Education to confirm that you are enrolled in the proper courses to complete your degree as planned.
The minimum requirements for admission into the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program:
- Baccalaureate degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited university
- Any one of the following:
- a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester hours attempted accruing to the undergraduate degree; or
- a combined score of 1000 or higher on the quantitative and verbal sections of the GRE exam; or
- a 50 or higher on the Miller Analogy Test; or
- a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution