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 Goal

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program provides students with advanced content knowledge and pedagogical understandings, which will enable them to implement curricula using instructional technology and research-based instructional strategies, to the highest ethical and professional standards.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction program prepares students to: 1. Apply human development and learning theories to create productive learning environments 2. Implement curricula with fidelity, using educational best practices, instructional technology, and current research to follow state-mandated standards 3. Develop pedagogical understandings and subject matter knowledge in STEM fields 4. Demonstrate competence in subject area content courses

 

Program Emphasis

Science Education
Educational Technology
Mathematics Education
English Language Arts Education
 

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 30 Semester credit hours of the graduate course work. The Curriculum and Instruction program requires completion of following core and emphasis courses:

CORE COURSES

EDUC 5311 Human Growth & Development
EDUC 5312 Curriculum & Instructional Design
EDUC 5313 Statistical Procedures & Measurement*
EDUC 5324 Integrating Technology into Education
EDUC 5325 Research Methods in Education
CUIN 5341 Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction 1
CUIN 5342 Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction 2
CUIN 5343 Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction 3
*EDUC 5313 is not required for English Language Arts education concentration students.
 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION Concentration Courses
MATH 5312 Geometry and Trigonometry for Teachers
MATH 5313 Advanced Calculus

SCIENCE EDUCATION Concentration Courses
CUIN 5321 Teaching the Nature of Science
CUIN 5323 Teaching Science Lab

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (EDTECH) Education Concentration Courses
CUIN 5331 Web Design and Web 2.0 Applications
CUIN 5332 Digital Graphics and Animation

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS EDUCATION Concentration Courses
ENGL 5314 Literary Theory and Criticism
ENGL 5315 Literature for Young Adults

THESIS or NON-THESIS OPTION
The program offers options to its students to complete the program with Thesis or Non-Thesis option

THESIS OPTION
For students who choose a thesis option they are required to complete 24 credit hours of course work plus an additional 6 credit-hours of thesis in their concentration area (EDUC 5398 & EDUC 5399). Those who choose thesis option are exempt to take concentration courses.

  • Thesis proposal must describe the research and it must be approved by the faculty advisory committee beforehand.
  • A successful thesis defense must be presented to the faculty advisory committee to complete the course.
  • Students will work with their academic advisor to develop the thesis proposal and plan of study. Once this is completed and prior to finishing the first thesis course, the student must select at least three professors from the NAU faculty to serve as members of their faculty advisory committee. This committee will guide the student through the thesis process.
  • The thesis will be defended orally by the student prior to completion of the second thesis course. The faculty advisory committee must accept that all thesis requirements have been successfully completed.
  • Grading system: Fail (F), Pass (P)

NON-THESIS OPTION
Students selecting the non-thesis option must complete 30 credit hours of course work.

SCHEDULING

Semester Section Begins Ends Duration
Fall 2019 Fall 1 Aug 19, 2019 Oct 11, 2019 8 weeks
Fall 2019 Fall Break Oct 14, 2019 Oct 18, 2019 1 week
Fall 2019 Fall 2 Oct 21, 2019 Dec 13, 2019 8 weeks
Winter Break : Dec 18, 2019 – January 20, 2020
Spring 2020 Spring 1 Jan 21, 2020 Mar 13, 2020 8 weeks
Spring 2020 Spring Break Mar 16, 2020 Mar 20, 2020 1 week
Spring 2020 Spring 2 Mar 23, 2020 May 15, 2020 8 weeks
Break : May 18 – May 22, 2020
Summer 2020 Summer 1 May 26, 2020 July 2, 2020 6 weeks
Summer 2020 Summer 2 July 6, 2020 Aug 12, 2020 6 weeks

 

Course Sequences

Semester Duration Course 1 Course 2 Course 3
Fall 1, 2019 Aug 19 – Oct 11, 2019
( 8 weeks )
EDUC 5311- Human Growth and Development EDUC 5313- Statistical Procedures and Measurement
Fall 2, 2019 Oct 21, – Dec 13, 2019
( 8 weeks )
EDUC 5324 – Integrating Technology into Education MATH 5312 Geometry and Trigonometry for Teachers
Winter Break : Dec 21, 2019 – January 20, 2020
Spring 1, 2020 Jan 21, – Mar 13, 2020
( 8 weeks )
EDUC 5325- Research Methods in Education (Thesis option) EDUC 5312- Curriculum and Instructional Design or EDUC 5398 Thesis Research EDUC 5398 – Thesis Research continues till the …
Spring 2, 2020 Mar 23, – May 15, 2020
( 8 weeks )
CUIN 5341-Seminar in Curriculum & Instruction 1 CUIN 5342-Seminar in Curriculum & Instruction 2 … end of Spring 2 for thesis students.
Summer 1, 2020 May 26, – Jul 2, 2020
( 6 weeks )
CUIN 5341-Seminar in Curriculum & Instruction 3 EDUC 5399-Research Writing (thesis option) EDUC 5399 – Thesis Research continues till the …
Summer 2, 2020 Jul 6, – Aug 12, 2020
( 6 weeks )
MATH 5313 Advanced Calculus … end of Summer 2 for thesis students.

 

Semester Duration Course 1 Course 2 Course 3
Fall 1, 2019 Aug 19 – Oct 11, 2019
( 8 weeks )
EDUC 5311- Human Growth and Development EDUC 5313- Statistical Procedures and Measurement
Fall 2, 2019 Oct 21, – Dec 13, 2019
( 8 weeks )
EDUC 5324 – Integrating Technology into Education CUIN 5321 Methods in Science Teaching
Winter Break : Dec 21, 2019 – January 20, 2020
Spring 1, 2020 Jan 21, – Mar 13, 2020
( 8 weeks )
EDUC 5325-Research Methods in Education (Thesis option) EDUC 5312- Curriculum and Instructional Design or EDUC 5398 Thesis Research EDUC 5398 – Thesis Research continues till the …
Spring 2, 2020 Mar 23, – May 15, 2020
( 8 weeks )
CUIN 5341-Seminar in Curriculum & Instruction 1 CUIN 5342-Seminar in Curriculum & Instruction 2 … end of Spring 2 for thesis students.
Summer 1, 2020 May 26, – Jul 2, 2020
( 6 weeks )
CUIN 5341-Seminar in Curriculum & Instruction 3 EDUC 5399-Research Writing (thesis option) EDUC 5399 – Thesis Research continues till the …
Summer 2, 2020 Jul 6, – Aug 12, 2020
( 6 weeks )
CUIN 5323 Teaching Science Lab … end of Summer 2 for thesis students.

 

Semester Duration Course 1 Course 2 Course 3
Fall 1, 2019 Aug 19 – Oct 11, 2019
( 8 weeks )
EDUC 5311- Human Growth and Development EDUC 5313- Statistical Procedures and Measurement
Fall 2, 2019 Oct 21, – Dec 13, 2019
( 8 weeks )
EDUC 5324 – Integrating Technology into Education CUIN 5331 Web Design and Web 2.0 Applications
Winter Break : Dec 21, 2019 – January 20, 2020
Spring 1, 2020 Jan 21, – Mar 13, 2020
( 8 weeks )
EDUC 5325- Research Methods in Education EDUC 5312- Curriculum and Instructional Design or EDUC 5398 Thesis Research EDUC 5398 – Thesis Research continues till the …
Spring 2, 2020 Mar 23, – May 15, 2020
( 8 weeks )
CUIN 5341-Seminar in Curriculum & Instruction 1 CUIN 5342-Seminar in Curriculum & Instruction 2 … end of Spring 2 for thesis students.
Summer 1, 2020 May 26, – Jul 2, 2020
( 6 weeks )
CUIN 5341-Seminar in Curriculum & Instruction 3 EDUC 5399-Research Writing (thesis option) EDUC 5399 – Thesis Research continues till the …
Summer 2, 2020 Jul 6, – Aug 12, 2020
( 6 weeks )
CUIN 5332- Digital Graphics and Animation … end of Summer 2 for thesis students.

 

Semester Duration Course 1 Course 2 Course 3
Fall 1, 2019 Aug 19 – Oct 11, 2019
( 8 weeks )
EDUC 5311- Human Growth and Development EDUC 5313- Statistical Procedures and Measurement
Fall 2, 2019 Oct 21, – Dec 13, 2019
( 8 weeks )
EDUC 5324 – Integrating Technology into Education ENGL 5314 – Literary Theory and Criticism
Winter Break : Dec 21, 2019 – January 20, 2020
Spring 1, 2020 Jan 21, – Mar 13, 2020
( 8 weeks )
EDUC 5325- Research Methods in Education EDUC 5312- Curriculum and Instructional Design or EDUC 5398 Thesis Research EDUC 5398 – Thesis Research continues till the …
Spring 2, 2020 Mar 23, – May 15, 2020
( 8 weeks )
CUIN 5341-Seminar in Curriculum & Instruction 1 CUIN 5342-Seminar in Curriculum & Instruction 2 … end of Spring 2 for thesis students.
Summer 1, 2020 May 26, – Jul 2, 2020
( 6 weeks )
CUIN 5341-Seminar in Curriculum & Instruction 3 EDUC 5399-Research Writing (thesis option) EDUC 5399 – Thesis Research continues till the …
Summer 2, 2020 Jul 6, – Aug 12, 2020
( 6 weeks )
ENGL 5315 – Literature for Young Adults … end of Summer 2 for thesis students.

 

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 records@na.edu. Please see attached sheet for additional information.
  • Copy of your current ID (may be scanned and emailed to records@na.edu or uploaded through MyNAU under documents).
  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Application* fee of $60 : can be paid online at the fees and deposits page (* * A full refund will be made to any student who cancels the enrollment within three days (excluding weekends and legal holidays) after an enrollment agreement is signed. If a student cancels the enrollment more than three class days after signing an enrollment agreement but prior to attending any class, the student will get a full refund minus the application fee and/or enrollment confirmation fee.)
  • 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

$263 per credit hr | *$125 per semester fee

International Total Tuition

$13,900

$463.11 per credit hr | *$125 per semester fee

Academic Advising Contact Information

English Language Arts Education: Dr. Ann Marie Smith, asmith@na.edu
Mathematics Education: Dr. Kurban Karman, kkurban@na.edu
Educational Technology: Dr. Harun Yilmaz, hyilmaz@na.edu
Science Education: Dr. Halil I. Tas, halil@na.edu