Master of Science of Education – Curriculum & Instruction
by August 2020

Spring 2019 Program of Study – January 2019

The Cohort format combines 8-week and 4-week courses that are sequenced with a full-time teacher’s schedule in mind.  Complete this 36-credit hour program in 19 months, as part of a collaborative and supportive community of learners who are all working toward the same goal!
Registration will be completed each semester by our Graduate Programs Office.

2019 Spring Cohort Coursework/Sequence:

Course Prefix Course Number Course Title Expected/Completion Credit Hours
EDUC 605 Cognition and Learning January 12 – February 8, 2019 3
EDUC 553 Using the Internet February 9 – March 8, 2019 3
EDUC 540 The Master Teacher March 9 – April 5, 2019 3
EDUC 512 Technology and Mediated Instruction June 3 – July 26, 2019 3
EDUC 601 Study Design and Data Collection June 3 – July 26, 2019 3
EDUC 600 Sociology of Education September 7 – October 4, 2019 3
SPED 500 Inclusionary Practices October 5 – November 1, 2019 3
EDUC 552 Introduction to Multimedia Authoring* November 2 – November 29, 2019 3
EDUC 569 Curriculum Development January 18 – February 14, 2020 3
EDUC 623 Assessment of Instruction February 15 – April 10, 2020 3
EDUC 602 Statistical Methods and Data Analysis June 8 – July 31, 2020 3
EDUC 621 Teachers as Collaborative Learners* June 8 – July 31, 2020 3

This program spans five (5) academic terms/semesters.  Each summer course is eight (8) weeks in length; each fall and spring course is four (4) weeks in length, beginning on a Saturday and ending on a Friday.  Exception:  Educ 623 – Assessment of Instruction is the capstone course and will be eight (8) weeks in length.

All courses are completed within the online delivery format and, for the most part, run back-to-back.  There will be brief breaks in the program in August, December, and April/May when workload issues for teachers are at their greatest.

*A maximum of 6 credit hours of transfer graduate coursework from an accredited institution, or PSC graduate courses that have already been completed, can be used to replace Educ 552 and/or Educ 569.  All other courses within the cohort sequence must be taken to complete the program.  To replace one or both courses, a transfer course request must be submitted prior to beginning the cohort program.  PSC graduate in-service courses, identified with the INS course code, are exempt.

Optional Certificates of Advanced Studies

Enrolling on our Cohort format students will complete two (2) of these the three (3) courses below.  If at the end of a student’s program they would like to enroll in one (1) additional course, EDUC 556 or EDUC 530, the student will receive a Certificate of Advanced Studies in the appropriate area.

Instructional Technology

Course Prefix Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
*EDUC 552 Introduction to Multimedia Authoring 3
*EDUC 553 Using the Internet 3
  EDUC 556 Desktop Publishing for Teachers 3
Total Credit Hours 9

*Completed within Cohort format

Instructional Mastery

Course Prefix Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
  EDUC 530 Contemporary Instruction 3
*EDUC 540 The Master Teacher 3
*EDUC 569 Teachers as Collaborative Leaders 3
Total Credit Hours 9

*Completed within Cohort format

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