A graduate program leading to the Master of Education degree with emphasis on Curriculum & Instruction is offered for fully certified elementary and secondary school teachers. (Certification is an option in the Early Childhood Cluster only.) Its purpose is to foster teacher growth through exploration of principles of theory and practice that enhance teaching. This degree program requires a completion of 36 graduate semester hour credits.
The curriculum & instruction master’s degree program fosters teacher growth through exploration of principles of theory and practice that enhance teaching. The program consists of a core of 18 credits that focus on four critical areas embedded in effective teaching: Curriculum & Assessment (3 credits); Effective Teaching and Leadership (6 credits); The Learner (6 credits); and Research (3 credits).
An additional cluster of courses (18 credits) allows each student to tailor his/her program toward his/her teaching interests and/or situation. Clusters include: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Middle-Level Education; Secondary Biology Education; Secondary Geography/Earth Science Education; Secondary History Education; Secondary Mathematics Education; Secondary Modern Languages Education.
Shippensburg University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, AACSB International, ABET Inc., American Chemical Society, Council on Social Work Education, Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, International Association of Counseling Services, Council for Exceptional Children and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the following requirements: Hold a degree in education (or other major for Early Childhood) from an accredited college or university; have an undergraduate overall grade point average of 2.75 or an approved score on the Miller Analogies Test; submit an application to the Office of Graduate Admissions; provide official transcripts of all undergraduate/graduate work; complete a questionnaire concerning teaching background and future goals; submit three letters of reference; appear for an interview and a planning review with department faculty during which a program plan will be completed.
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Tuition & Financial Aid
Cost Per Credit Hour:
$442/PA resident; $663/non-resident; $451/online USD
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Distant Town
Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999