Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Program (ED)
Offered through the Department of Teacher Development
in the School of Education
A132 Education Building
Department Chairperson: Dr. Steve Hornstein
Department Secretary: Ms. Debra Schmitz
Graduate Faculty: Bacharach, Christian, Davis, Hornstein, Jay, Larson, Lo, Miller, Rojas, Raymond, Serrano, Subrahmanyan.
Admission Requirements Specific to the Program
- For admission consideration to the program, a candidate must first meet the minimum GPA admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies at St. Cloud State University.
- Undergraduate GPA is closely reviewed.
- The GRE is not required.
- An applicant for this degree must have completed an undergraduate teacher education program from an accredited teacher preparation institution.
- Admission decisions are made throughout the year as completed application files are received. Students may be admitted for fall, spring and summer terms.
Application Deadlines Specific to the Program
Graduate Assistantship Overview
- One to two graduate assistantship positions are generally sponsored each year and are available both fall and spring semesters.
- Potential areas for graduate assistant involvement include advisement of undergraduate students, supervision of students in the field, research, and teaching.
Degrees and Plans Offered
- Master of Science: Plan A (Thesis) at 30 credits
- Master of Science: Plan B (Starred Paper) at 33 credits
- Master of Science: Plan C (Professional Portfolio) at 36 credits
- Each plan requires a preliminary conference and a final oral examination.
Master of Science — Curriculum and Instruction
Plan A (Thesis), 30 credits; Plan B (Starred Paper), 33 credits; Plan C (Portfolio), 36 credits
Plan A, 12 credit minimum; Plan B, 6 credit minimum; Plan C, 3 credit minimum
- ED 610. Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction, 3 credits (Plan A, Plan B and Plan C)
- ED 699. Plan A, Thesis, 6 credits (Plan A)
- ED 698. Plan B, Starred Paper(s), 3 credits (Plan B)
Research course for Plan A students selected from the following choices: ED 614, ED 615, CEEP 675, CEEP 678, ANTH 530, or other with the approval of advisor.
Plans A, B, & C, 9 credit minimum
- ED 647. Curriculum Development, Implementation and Assessment, 3 credits REQUIRED
- ED 654. Instruction and Assessment, 3 credits REQUIRED
- ED 611. Historical and Philosophical Foundations, 3 credits -OR -
- ED 612. Social and Cultural Foundations, 3 credits
Teaching Field Applications and Elective Courses
Plan A, 9 credit minimum; Plan B, 18 credit minimum; Plan
C, 24 credit minimum
Select 500- or 600-level courses from the various department offerings, approved workshops, specialty fields, and transfer credits. At least one course approved by the advisor must be taken in another department.
SCSU's Curriculum & Instruction master's degree is not a licensure program. If students are seeking initial licensure in either elementary education or secondary/k-12 education, they will need to complete SCSU's undergraduate licensure program.
NOTE: CED prefix courses cannot be used in a master's degree program.