Education: Curriculum and Instruction - MA
The most important factor in student achievement is teacher quality. Building on a long-standing dedication to providing quality teacher education, St. Catherine offers a Master of Arts in Education (MAED) in the area of Curriculum and Instruction.
The Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) concentration is designed to help current teachers become master teachers through developing both a critically reflective practice and an expanding toolbox of skills and strategies that make a difference in the classroom. This research-based program treats practicing teachers as professionals who want to become even more effective in their classrooms and more collaborative in their work. The C&I program is a balanced blend of scholarship, research and application that will make graduates a better educator.
The MAED: Curriculum and Instruction Program is offered online. Students attend a face-to-face kick-off session to begin their program. The rest of the program affords students flexibility. Content provided in online learning modules supports interactions with faculty and learning team members, and opportunities to try new skills and strategies within a supportive community available to provide feedback and assistance as needed. The curriculum facilitates overall professional growth and fosters the development of leadership skills in the teacher practitioner.
The Curriculum and Instruction program requires 31 semester credits of coursework for completion. In addition to 13 credits from required classes, teachers may choose from classes in curriculum and instruction such as: Teaching Academically and Culturally Diverse Learners in a Digitally Mediated Environment; Best Practices in Informational Texts for the Common Core; Making Data Meaningful; and, Literacy and Learning Redefined in the Digital Age.
|EDUC 6000||Becoming Scholars: Evidence-Based Best Practice||3|
|EDUC 6420||Technology Integration Fundamentals||3|
|EDUC 6670||Introduction to Action Research||3|
|EDUC 6760||Integration Seminar||3|
|EDUC 8920||Action Research Project||1|
|Select 18 credits from the following. At least three courses must be from the Curriculum and Instruction course list||18|
|Curriculum and Instruction courses|
|Making Data Meaningful|
Literacy and Learning Redefined in the Digital Age
|Differentiation in a Digitally-Mediated Environment|
|Formative and Standards Based Assessment|
|Best Practices with Informational Texts K-12|
|Classrooms by Design|
|Teacher as Educational Leader|
|STEM and Technology Integration courses|
|Best Practices in 1:1|
|Literacy through STEM: Using Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking as Tools in STEM|
|Introduction to Computational Thinking and Coding|
|Digital Video for K-12 Classroom Settings|
|Physical Computing: Introduction to Arduinos|
|The Outdoor Classroom 1|
|Citizen Science as Service Learning in the Natural World|
|SySTEMic Integration - Transforming K-6 Education through STEM Instruction 1|
|Hands on STEM: Basic Engineering and Alternative Energy 1|
|Elementary Earth Science - Understanding the Ground Upon Which We Stand 1|
|Hands on STEM: Maker Space in the K-8 Setting|
These courses may include two to four required weekend face-to-face sessions on campus in St. Paul, MN