MBA-Curriculum
Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction

Our program is 100% online to give our students the flexibility they need. The program is designed to give students a sound foundational knowledge of human development, learning environments, and cognitive and behavioral models. It also equips students with skills to develop curricula and design/ deliver superior instruction using technology, provides students with knowledge of current educational research and helps students develop pedagogical content and subject matter knowledge in STEM fields.

Our goal is to prepare students to design projectbased learning experiences and develop a framework to thinking about the role of STEM subjects in all aspects of the society.

Program Focuses

Science Education
Educational Technology
Mathematics Education
 
Next Level Education
Your degree can open the door to leadership positions such as: Principal, Assistant principal, District administrator, etc. Graduates with a master’s degree in educational leadership qualify for teaching & administrative positions at the elementary, middle, and secondary private & public schools as well as postsecondary school levels.

Career Opportunities

  • Give students a sound foundational knowledge of human development, learning environments, and cognitive and behavioral models
  • Equip students with skills to develop curricula and design/deliver superior instruction using technology
  • Provide students with knowledge of current educational research
  • Help students develop pedagogical content and subject matter knowledge in STEM fields
  • Prepare students to design project based learning experiences and develop a framework to thinking about the role of STEM subjects in all aspects of the society.

Faculty

All faculty hold terminal degrees in their fields and have a vast body of professional experience as campus and/or district leadership.

Degree Requirements

For an M.Ed. degree in Curriculum & Instruction, students are required to complete 36- Semester credit hours of the graduate course work. The Curriculum and Instruction program requires completion of following core and major courses:

CORE COURSES

EDUC 5311 Human Growth & Development
EDUC 5312  Curriculum & Instructional Design
EDUC 5313 Statistical Procedures & Measurement In Education
EDUC 5324 Integrating Technology Into Education
EDUC 5325 Research Methods In Education

MAJOR COURSES

CUIN-MATHEMATICS Education Focus Major Courses

MATH 5311 Teaching Secondary School Math Teachers
MATH 5312 Geometry and Trigonometry for Teachers
MATH 5313 Advanced Calculus
MATH 5314 Teaching Problem Solving in Math and Science
MATH 5315 Innovative Teaching methods in STEM Education
MATH 5316 Selected Topic in Math Ed./Elective
EDUC 5391 Practicum/Elective

MATHEMATICS Education Electives List

MATH 5317 Advanced Linear Algebra
MATH 5318 Probability and Statistics
MATH 5319 Ordinary Differential Equations
MATH 5316 Selected Topics in Math Education
CUIN 5324 Selected Topics in Science Education
CUIN 5391 Practicum
EDUC 5314 School Leadership
EDUC 5315 Instructional Leadership
EDUC 5316 Human Resource Management
EDUC 5319 School Finance and Campus Business Management
EDUC 5320 Communication and Public Relations for School Administrators
EDUC 5326 Law and Policy for School Leaders

 

SCIENCE Education Focus Major Courses

CUIN 5321 Methods in Science Teaching
CUIN 5322 Teaching the Nature of Science
CUIN 5323 Teaching science
CUIN 5324 Selected Topic in Science Ed./Elective
MATH 5314 Teaching Problem Solving in Math and Science
MATH 5315 Innovative Teaching methods in STEM Education
EDUC 5391 Practicum/Elective

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (EDTECH) Education Focus Major Courses

CUIN 5331 Web Design and Web 2.0 Applications
CUIN 5332 Digital Graphics and Animation
CUIN 5333 Educational Media and Video Applications
CUIN 5334 Mobile application design and development
CUIN 5335 Teaching Programming to Students
CUIN 5392/or MATH 5315/or EDUC 539-Practicum
CUIN 5392 Elective

Course Sequences

CUIN – Math Education Focus Course Sequence

First Semester Cr Second Semester Cr
First Year
EDUC 5311 Human Growth and Development 3 EDUC 5312 Curriculum and Instructional Design 3
EDUC 5313 Statistical Procedures & Measurement 3 MATH 5311 Teaching Secondary School Math Teachers 3
EDUC 5324 Integrating Technology into Education 3 EDUC 5325 Research Methods in Education 3
Total Credit Hours 9 Total Credit Hours 9
Second Year
MATH 5312 Geometry and Trigonometry for Teachers 3 MATH 5314 Teaching Problem Solving in Math and Science 3
MATH 5313 Advanced Calculus 3 MATH 5315 Innovative Teaching Methods in STEM Education 3
MATH 5316 Selected Topic in Math Ed./Elective 3 EDUC 5391 Practicum/Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 9 Total Credit Hours 9
Electives list for Mathematics Education Cr
MATH 5317 Advanced Linear Algebra 3
MATH 5318 Probability and Statistics 3
MATH 5319 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
MATH 5316 Selected Topics in Math Education 3
CUIN 5324 Selected Topics in Science Education 3
CUIN 5391 Practicum 3
EDUC 5314 School Leadership 3
EDUC 5316 Human Resource Management 3
EDUC 5319 School Finance and Campus Business Management 3
EDUC 5320 Communication and Public Relations for School Administrators 3
EDUC 5326 Law and Policy for School Leaders 3

CUIN-Science Education Focus Course Sequence

First Semester Cr Second Semester Cr
First Year
EDUC 5311 Human Growth and Development 3 EDUC 5312 Curriculum and Instructional Design 3
EDUC 5313 Statistical Procedures & Measurement 3 CUIN 5321 Methods in Science Teaching 3
EDUC 5324 Integrating Technology into Education 3 EDUC 5325 Research Methods in Education 3
Total Credit Hours 9 Total Credit Hours 9
Second Year
CUIN 5322 Teaching the Nature of Science 3 MATH 5314 Teaching Problem Solving in Math and Science 3
CUIN 5323 Teaching science 3 MATH 5315 Innovative Teaching Methods in STEM Education 3
CUIN 5324 Selected Topic in Science Ed./Elective 3 EDUC 5391 Practicum/Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 9 Total Credit Hours 9

CUIN-Educational Technology Focus Course Sequence

First Semester Cr Second Semester Cr
First Year
EDUC 5311 Human Growth and Development 3 EDUC 5312 Curriculum and Instructional Design 3
EDUC 5313 Statistical Procedures & Measurement 3 CUIN 5331 Web Design and Web 2.0 Applications 3
EDUC 5324 Integrating Technology into Education 3 EDUC 5325 Research Methods in Education 3
Total Credit Hours 9 Total Credit Hours 9
Second Year
CUIN 5332 Digital Graphics and Animation 3 CUIN 5334 Mobile Application Design and Development 3
CUIN 5333 Educational Media and Video Applications 3 CUIN 5335 Teaching Programming to Students 3
CUIN 5392 Elective 3 CUIN 5392 MATH 5315/or EDUC 5391 Practicum 3
Total Credit Hours 9 Total Credit Hours 9

Admission Requirements

To complete your application packet, please make sure you submit the following items:

  • Official Transcripts of all academic work completed at the bachelor level or beyond (an official sealed copy of the transcript(s) indicating the completion of a Bachelor’s degree, may also be received electronically from the issuing institution).
  • Copy of your complete course evaluation (if undergraduate degree was earned outside the US a course by course analysis is required of the undergraduate transcript by an evaluation company). The course evaluation must be completed by an approved company such as SDR or SpanTran and sent electronically to admissions@na.edu. Please see attached sheet for additional information.
  • Copy of your current ID (may be scanned and emailed to admissions@na.edu or uploaded through MyNAU under documents).
  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Non-refundable application fee of $60 (can be paid online at the fess and deposits page ).
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • English Proficiency must be met if undergraduate degree was received outside the U.S. from a non-English speaking country:**

    • Option 1: 2 Years teaching experience in English – verification of work history to be sent directly from the Human Resources department.
    • Option 2: TOEFL ( IBT 79) or equivalent nationally recognized standardized tests
    • If you cannot prove you are English Proficient from these two common ways, you may still have options. Talk to your admission counselor at 832-362-0129.
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Accesibility

100% Online

Flexible, Affordable & Quality Education

 

Resident Total Tuition

$7,900

$219 per credit hr | *$250 per semester fee

International Total Tuition

$13,900

$386.11 per credit hr