Be sure to read this overview and important information, including application information, about outcomes for graduate students in the master of curriculum and instruction degree program.
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION (M.ED.)
At Seattle Pacific University, the Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to help you strengthen your instructional skills while you develop leadership abilities for such roles as department chairs, staff development leaders, or curriculum coordinators.
The Curriculum and Instruction Master's program may be completed entirely online. Some courses are offered on campus as well. Consult the Time Schedule for specific offerings.
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION AND THE MASTER'S
Some of the coursework for Washington state's Professional Certification may be completed at SPU and count toward the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. The only planning requirement is that no more than two courses (6 credits) can be at the 5000 level.
Due to the focus of the Curriculum and Instruction degree on the K–12 school system, it is preferred that you have completed an approved program for teacher certification prior to enrollment. Exceptions will be considered by the Curriculum and Instruction program chairperson.
PORTFOLIO AND COMPREHENSIVE EXAM
In addition to course requirements, you are required to create a portfolio over the course of your program. These requirements will be integrated into your coursework as much as possible. You will take a written comprehensive exam during the last quarter of coursework or the first quarter thereafter. The exam should scheduled with the Graduate Programs Manager at the completion of the Capstone course.
APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
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