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M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Summer 2019 Cohort

Reimagined, Redesigned, and Rebooted

The Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Department at South Dakota State University is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for practicing teachers.

This summer we are launching a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction online cohort. As South Dakota’s only Land Grant institution we are committed to the education and development of all South Dakotans regardless of geographic location. This is why we developed an advanced degree program for teachers that is delivered entirely online, while still focusing on personal connections and community development. As a cohort you will begin, work through, and graduate with many of the same students in each class.

Working alongside a cohort of peers will allow you to build meaningful professional connections with classmates. Over the course of the curriculum, you will grow together, challenge each other, and support one another.  If you follow the recommended sequence, you will know your complete schedule and graduation date before you start your first class.

This program has been explicitly designed to support the professional development of practicing teachers. The major focus of the coursework will support the day-to-day work of K-12 teachers. Instructors will unpack valuable theories and the latest educational research then connect them to boots on the ground teaching practices.

Listed below is the recommended sequence of coursework for the cohort as well as options 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 & 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 & 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 & 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

Printable/Downloadable M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Course Sequences

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If you are more interested in becoming a school administrator, we also offer a Masters of Education in Educational Administration. Visit our M. Ed. Educational Administration webpage for more information.