Purdue University Online MS in Education: Curriculum and Instruction
Purdue University offers an online MS in Education: Curriculum and Instruction through the College of Education at the West Lafayette, Indiana campus. Students choose a concentration in: English Language Learning (ELL); Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies; Integrated STEM Education; Mathematics Education; or Educational Technology.
The MSEd program seeks to prepare students to be able to understand student, school, and community diversity to serve them more effectively; deepen student awareness of educational trends, policies, and standards that affect the content and ways they teach; teach students to communicate effectively with colleagues, policy-makers, stakeholders, parents, and administrators; and help students broaden and enhance their knowledge in their own discipline and across disciplines.
The online MS in Education: Curriculum and Instruction program comprises 30 credits and is designed to be completed in 18 months. Students can begin in the fall, spring, or summer. Coursework is primarily online, with no campus visits required. Students in the ELL concentration complete field experiences for each concentration course in K-12 classrooms with English Language Learners students. Those in the Gifted, Creative, and Talented concentration complete a Practicum in Gifted Education, working with high-ability children in educational settings.
Purdue University delivers courses through the Canvas Online Learning Management System (LMS). Courses are mostly asynchronous with assignments, assessments, discussion boards, and other components included. Students can access online student services, including new student orientation, admissions counseling, academic advising, technical support, a student services coordinator, and career counseling.
Core MSEd Curriculum and Instruction courses include Curriculum and Instruction Online MS Seminar I-II; Theories and Trends in Curriculum and Instruction; Teachers as Leaders; Multicultural Education; Curriculum and Instruction MS Portfolio; and Capstone: Inquiry Into Practice. Students in the Math concentration take Teaching Math to Diverse Learners instead of Multicultural Education.
ELL concentration courses include Teaching English Language Learners; Language Study for Educators; English Language Development; Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students; and Academic Language and Content Area Learning.
Gifted, Creative, and Talented concentration courses include Gifted, Creative, and Talented Children; Curriculum and Program Development and Gifted Education; Social and Effective Development of Gifted Children; and Practicum and Gifted Education.
Educational Technology concentration courses include Introduction to Learning Systems Design, Foundations of Learning Design and Technology, and Learning Theories and Instructional Design. Students also choose between Integration and Management of Technology for Learning and Human Performance Technology.
Mathematics Education concentration courses include Assessment in STEM Education; Teaching and Learning Number and Operations; and Teaching and Learning Algebra and Functions. Students also take either Teaching and Learning Geometry and Measurement or Teaching and Learning Data Analysis and Probability.
Integrated STEM Education concentration courses include Intro to K-12 Integrated STEM Education; Methods of Integrated STEM Education – Secondary; Introduction to Teaching Engineering and Technology Design in the Context of K-12 Integrated STEM; and Assessment in STEM Education.
Except for ELL, all concentrations choose one elective from Human Performance Technology; Educational Technology for Teaching and Learning; Integration and Management of Technology for Learning; Educational Applications of Multimedia; Introduction to Learning Systems Design; Foundations of Distance Education; Motivation and Instructional Design; Introduction to Educational Research; and Differentiating Curriculum and Instruction.
Purdue University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The online MSEd: Curriculum and Instruction program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Educational Technology
- Prepares students for leadership roles in curriculum and training of educators in K-12 and other settings
- The concentration focuses on integrating technology into curriculum plans and the K-12 classroom
- Courses focus on learning systems design and technology integration and management
Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction - English Language Learning (ELL)
- Prepares students to develop high-quality language instruction for English Language Learners
- Courses include field experiences in K-12 classrooms with ELLs
- This concentration offers optional licensure preparation for Indiana teachers and an optional TELL Graduate Certificate
Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies
- Prepares graduates to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of youth with gifted, creative, and talented abilities
- This concentration offers optional High-Ability Licensure preparation for Indiana educators in addition to the masters degree, plus an optional Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies Graduate Certificate
- Coursework focuses on identifying and educating gifted, talented, and creative students, curriculum and program development, and how these children develop socially and affectively
Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Mathematics Education
- Prepares teachers to broaden their expertise and teaching methods in mathematics too meet the needs of diverse learners
- The curriculum includes a focus on K-16 mathematics concepts and research-based teaching
- Courses focus on productive instruction and assessment in STEM education, formative and summative assessment, and teaching mathematics concepts
Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Integrated STEM Education
- Prepares graduates to integrate engineering and technology design in integrated STEM education
- Students learn to create, teach, and assess K-12 integrated STEM educational experiences in problem and project-based settings
- An optional K-12 Integrated STEM Education Graduate Certificate is also offered