Careers in Curriculum & Instruction

The Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction Emphasis offers the opportunity for PreK-12 teachers to enhance their knowledge and skills as they pertain to the PreK-12 classroom. By combining theory and practice teachers will be able to improve their own classroom practices, be in a position to assume instructional leadership, curriculum design roles, and professional training in their schools or districts. This emphasis positions educators to pursue graduate work at the doctoral level.

Careers in Disability Studies

The Master of Arts in Education, Disability Studies Emphasis prepares graduates for leadership positions in the field of special education and disabilities. These leaders can develop, implement, and evaluate programs and policies for individuals with disabilities; mentor special education teachers and allied professionals; conduct professional development and research; serve on policy committees; and advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities.

Admission to the Master of Arts in Education

  • Application-– Apply to both the University Admissions office and the School of Education, Graduate Program.
  • One Set of Official Transcripts-– One official set of transcripts from each of the colleges or universities attended must be mailed directly to the CI Admissions office. Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required for acceptance into the Master of Arts in Education. Students with a GPA lower than 3.0 may qualify by taking the GRE and achieving minimum threshold scores.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation-– Two letters of recommendation from professionals who are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional work.
  • Interview – Interview with the School of Education Admissions Committee.
  • Writing Sample-– A written statement of purpose (500-600 word essay) describing why the candidate desires to obtain a Master’s in Education in the chosen emphasis. This essay will include reflection on personal and professional goals, and the ways in which the knowledge and skills will be developed to achieve these goals.

Application Forms

Master of Arts in Education Curriculum & Instruction Admission Forms

Application Checklist (PDF, 183 KB)

Recommendation Form (PDF, 682 KB)

Master of Arts in Education Disability Studies Admission Forms

Application Checklist (PDF, 183 KB)

Recommendation Form (PDF, 682 KB) 

Tuition & Fees

To view the tuition and fees, please visit the Current Fee Schedule page

Application Deadlines

**Fall Admission Only**

Applications open: December 1, 2018
*Priority: April 1, 2019
All applications are due: June 3, 2019

*Priority Deadline: Applicants who meet this deadline are reviewed first by the committee. They are also first to be considered for open seats in the program.

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