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Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

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Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to help educators enhance their professionalism, improve the quality of their instruction to all student populations, and better prepare them for leadership roles within their school districts or in other education settings. By integrating theory, practice, and research, the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction that emphasizes leadership provides teachers and other professionals with educational responsibilities, opportunities to enhance their levels of professional knowledge, discover innovative and effective approaches to teaching and learning.

The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction is a 30-credit hour program of study.  Students complete 18 credit hours in core courses and 12 credit hours in action research, thesis writing and a comprehensive exam.

Core curriculum, 18 Hours:

  • EDCI 501 – Introduction to Educational Research (3 cr)
  • EDUC 523 – Diversity Awareness and Collaborative Practice (3 cr)
  • EDCI 532 – Advanced Curriculum and Pedagogy (3 cr)
  • EDAL 540 – Dynamics of Leadership (3 cr)
  • EDAL 541 – Special Education Leadership (3 cr)
  • EDCI 578 – Advanced Educational Research Methods (3 cr)

Action Research Thesis Block, 12 hours:

  • EDCI 579 – Action Research Methodology (6 cr)
  • EDCI 580 – Action Research Thesis Experience (6 cr)

Contact Dr. Belinda Mitchell, bmitchel@shepherd.edu, MACI Program Coordinator, for more information.