master's degree in curriculum and instruction is geared for certified
teachers who want to develop their leadership skills and improve
their instructional abilities. Under this "umbrella" master's degree,
the online degree program offers you the opportunity to focus on
teaching and learning concepts and strategies. When your degree
work is completed, your Seattle Pacific University transcript will
read: Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Specialization:
Teaching and Learning.
of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to help teachers
strengthen their instructional skills while developing their leadership
abilities for such roles as department chair, staff development
leader, or curriculum coordinator.
There are four
components in the curriculum and instruction degree: a research
core; a curriculum/instruction core; an elective sequence; and a
comprehensive examination. Each is described below.
This sequence of courses prepares you to understand the basics of
research in education so you become a competent consumer of quantitative
and qualitative research designs. In this way, you're enabled to
effectively read and analyze studies presented in professional journals.
These courses provide the background, perspectives, and resources
necessary for advanced study as a classroom teacher.
The elective courses allow you to delve more deeply into areas of
reading, instructional technology and special education. While six
elective courses (18 credits) are offered as part of the online
program, you may transfer in up to six credits from another institution.
Transfer credits must be less than two years old, be at the graduate
level, have a grade of 3.0 (B) or above, and be of two-quarter-credits
or more. All transfer credits must be approved by the School of
This examination synthesizes the overall concepts, principles, and
perspectives gained during the course of study.