Curriculum and Instruction, M.S.Ed.

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Rolling admission

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January 22, 2018

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The master’s program in Curriculum and Instruction enables those with an initial teaching certification to earn the degree they need for New York State professional certification. Gain theoretical knowledge and hands on experience in lesson planning, organizing for instruction, assessment and classroom management.

Program specialization areas include:
Early Childhood B-2 • Childhood 1-6 • Art Education K-12
Music Education K-12 • Health Education K-12 • Physical Education K-12
Generalist 5-9 • Biology 5-9/7-12 • Chemistry 5-9/7-12
Earth Science 5-9 • Science 7-12 • English 5-9/7-12
French 5-9/7-12 • German 5-9/7-12 • Mathematics 5-9/7-12
Physics 5-9/7-12 • Social Studies 5-9/7-12 • Spanish 5-9/7-12

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What you will study: 

This NCATE accredited master’s degree program introduces students to topics and themes that P-12 teachers discuss, navigate, and build upon throughout their careers. Students will examine their roles as professionals in terms of a wider view of pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, data driven decision making, and professional development.

  • EDU 500 - Critical Pedagogy, credit: 3
  • LIT 500 - Critical Literacy and Pedagogy, credit: 3
  • EDU 510 - Educational Assessment, credit: 3
  • EDU 516 - Continuing Professional Development, credit: 3

Read full curriculum in the 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog.

When you teach someone, they carry that with them forever. Even when I’m no longer on the Earth, I know there will be children that I taught who learned a concept, then perhaps they’ll become a teacher and teach that same concept.
Thurman Nassoiy, M'03

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Learning outcomes: 

Successful completion of this program provides the necessary degree requirements to obtain their NYSED professional teaching certification, whether you opt for the specialist track or the generalist track.

Certified New York Teacher

School of Education at SUNY Oswego is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers all of our initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs.

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Admission Requirements: 
Official transcript
GPA of at least 3.0
MAT or GRE scores
Program advisement meeting
Initial Teaching Certification
Education essay
Purpose statement
Two letters of recommendation
Application fee