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M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

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.

Students are able to choose from either a program in which only coursework is required or a program in which they must complete a research project. If a student elects to take only coursework (Plan C in the Graduate Catalog), the student must complete a minimum of 35 credit hours in order to graduate. If the research option is chosen, the student must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours including EDER 788 Research Problems.

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. See below for the expectations for C&I areas of emphasis. In addition to the C&I degree, SDSU offers coursework to meet the English as a New Language endorsement in South Dakota. 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.

Listed below is the recommended sequence of coursework for full-time and one course/semester options.

Recommended Sequence Schedule - 2 Year Completion

Summer 1

EDER 610 - Introduction to Research                                                                  3 credits

EDFN 725 - Education in a Pluralistic Society                                                         3 credits

Fall 1

EDFN 600 - Advanced Pedagogy                                                                              3 credits

EDFN 700 - Exceptional Learners                                                                             3 credits

Spring 1

EPSY 740 - Advanced Educational Psychology                                                        3 credits

EDFN 750 - Educational Technology                                                                        3 credits

Summer 2

EDFN 730 - Current Issues in Education                                                                   3 credits

EDER 711 - Educational Assessment                                                                         3 credits

Elective** ECE 711 - Developmental Theory and Application (Recommended) - 3 credits

Fall 2

EDER 612 - Inquiry and Action Research                                                                  3 credits

Elective** EPSY 723 - Adolescent Psychology (Recommended) - 3 credits

Spring 2

EDFN 794 - Internship (1-6 credits)                                                                          2 credits

EDFN 701 - Capstone                                                                                                 1 credit

 

TOTAL CREDITS                                                                                                       36 credits

Optional Sequence Schedule - One Course/Semester

Summer 1                                                                                          

EDER 610 - Introduction to Research                                                                        3 credits

Fall 1                                                                                                 

EDFN 600 - Advanced Pedagogy                                                                              3 credits

Spring 1                                                                                             

EPSY 740 - Advanced Educational Psychology                                                        3 credits

Summer 2                                                                                          

EDFN 725 - Education in a Pluralistic Society                                                          3 credits

Fall 2                                                                                                 

EDFN 700 - Exceptional Learners                                                                              3 credits

Spring 2                                                                                             

EDFN 750 - Educational Technology                                                                         3 credits

Summer 3                                                                                          

EDFN 730 - Current Issues in Education                                                                    3 credits

Fall 3                                                                                                 

EDER 612 - Inquiry and Action Research                                                                  3 credits

Spring 3                                                                                             

Elective** ECE 711 - Developmental Theory and Application (Recommended) - 3 credits

Summer 4                                                                                          

EDER 711 - Educational Assessment                                                                          3 credits

Fall 4                                                                                                 

Elective** EPSY 723 - Adolescent Psychology (Recommended) - 3 credits

Spring 4                                                                                             

EDFN 794 - Internship (1-6 credits)                                                                            2 credits

EDFN 701 - Capstone                                                                                                  1 credit

 

TOTAL CREDITS                                                                                                        36 credits

Optional Sequence Schedule - Full-Time

Summer 1                                                                                          

EDER 610 - Introduction to Research                                                                         3 credits

EDFN 725 - Education in a Pluralistic Society                                                           3 credits

EDFN 730 - Current Issues in Education                                                                    3 credits

Fall 1                                                                                                 

EDFN 600 - Advanced Pedagogy                                                                                3 credits

EDFN 700 - Exceptional Learners                                                                               3 credits

EDER 612 - Inquiry and Action Research                                                                   3 credits

Spring 1                                                                                             

EPSY 740 - Advanced Educational Psychology                                                          3 credits

EDFN 750 - Educational Technology                                                                          3 credits

Summer 2                                                                                          

EDER 711 - Educational Assessment                                                                           3 credits

Elective**                                                                                                                     3 credits

**ECE 711 - Developmental Theory and Application (Recommended)

Fall 2                                                                                                 

Elective** EPSY 723 - Adolescent Psychology (Recommended) - 3 credits

EDFN 794 - Internship (1-6 credits)                                                                             2 credits

EDFN 701 - Capstone                                                                                                   1 credit

 

TOTAL CREDITS                                                                                                         36 credits

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