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Curriculum & Instruction (M.Ed.) - Elementary Education Specialization

Creating Teacher Leaders

The degree in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) is designed to meet the needs of individuals who work (or plan to work) in some kind of an instructional capacity. The degree does not lead to a South Dakota teaching certificate nor does it lead to an endorsement on the South Dakota teaching certificate.

The C&I degree is structured to allow a great deal of flexibility. It is expected that students will take a mixture of required courses and elective credits, depending on their areas of interest. These courses may be completed with no intention of seeking a degree, or may be used as part of the basis for completing a C&I degree.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have at least three years of professional teaching experience
  • Want to improve your effectiveness in the classroom
  • Are interested in education-related research
  • Want to be at the forefront of instruction techniques

Career Opportunities

  • Master teacher
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Administrator
  • Supervisor