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Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.) (Fall 2008)

Administered by Educational Studies and Secondary Education

Effective Fall 2008

Admission -Applicants must satisfy the general admission requirements for the School of Graduate Studies. In addition, applicants to this degree program must:

Retention. Graduate students must take a minimum of 9 semester hours per calendar year and a QPA of 3.0 or higher must be maintained. Students not taking a minimum of 9 semester hours per calendar year will be considered inactive after two years.

Only courses with a minimum grade of C are considered applicable to this program.

Transfer Credits. Up to nine semester hours from accredited institutions, other than Bloomsburg University may, upon approval, be accepted toward completing the degree requirements of this program. However, no courses will be transferred in which a grade less than a B was earned. Pass/fail grades are not acceptable.

Graduation. Graduate students complete 30 semester hours of approved course work, and a departmental paper, and apply for graduation. All deficiencies, monetary and academic, must be satisfied before the degree can be granted.

Program Completion and Graduation

A candidate for a master's degree must complete the student portion of the Application for Graduation, sign the form and submit it to your program coordinator for verification of degree requirements. After approval, the application is submitted to the Registrar by the following deadlines for each graduation:

The form must be received in the Registrar's Office on or before those dates. After the deadlines, names will not appear in the commencement program and the diploma may be delayed. The form is available in the Office of Graduate Studies, Registrar's Office, or the office of your program coordinator or on the Graduate Studies web page.

Registration for Classes

You may register for classes by emailing your program coordinator at or you may complete the Graduate Scheduling Form found on the Graduate Studies web page and submitting it to your program coordinator.

Program of Study: (Certification Track)

A minimum of 33 credits are required for the certification track of the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. The following courses are required:

EDFOUND.527 Classroom Management and Effective Discipline

EDFOUND.561 Measurement and Evaluation in Secondary Schools

EDFOUND.565 Advanced Foundations of Education or EDFOUND.531 Adapting Teaching Strategies

EDFOUND.584 Curriculum and Instruction Theory, Design and Development

SECED.530 Curriculum Development and Instructional Strategies in the Middle and Junior High Schools

SECED.597 Practicum (6 credits)

SPECED.516 Psychology of Exceptional Individuals

PROFSTUD.591 Research in Education

PROFSTUD.593 Studies in Diversity or EDFOUND.506 Multicultural Education

Any 500 level Educational Technology course such as:

EDFOUND.504 Computers and Teaching

EDFOUND.515 Integrating Technology in Teaching

EDFOUND.516 Computers and the Curriculum

EDFOUND.512 Computer Media

EDFOUND.522 Internet for Teachers

Admission to Certification

Students are required to take the PRAXIS test in their subject matter field and the Core Battery tests before registering for more than 12 credits in the program.

Possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

Obtain current Pennsylvania Qualifying Scores for the Praxis 1: Academic Skills Assessments:

Session/Test Code:

Submit the results from a current Tuberculosis Screening administered within the last two years.

Possess professional liability insurance. The policy shall be a minimum of $1,000,000 per claim and $3,000,000 aggregate. This is a state requirement which can be satisfied through membership in PSEA.

Obtain current ACT 34 (Request for Criminal Record Check) and ACT 151 (Child Abuse History Check) clearances. Clearances are valid for one year from date issued on the form.

Student Teaching Practicum

Students need to sign up for student teaching one year in advance. It is the student's responsibility to attend signup meetings held in January and September. Meeting dates will be posted in the Student Teaching Placement Office located in 1211 McCormick. Eligibility for Student Teaching packets will be discussed at that time.

In order to register for the required practicum, a full semester of student teaching, you must have completed all the requirements for admission to certification.

Program of Study: (no certification)

A minimum of 30 credits are required for the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. The following courses are required:

PROFSTUD.593 Studies in Human Diversity or BIOLOGY.506 Multicultural Education

EDFOUND.565 Advanced Foundations of Education or EDFOUND.532 Adapting Teaching Strategies

EDFOUND.584 Curriculum and Instructional Theory, Design and Development

PROFSTUD.591 Research in Education

Individualized Curriculum (18 credits) and a departmental paper

PROFSTUD.599 Thesis (6 credits) option replaces 6 credits of the Individualized Curriculum

Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available each academic year. The application for a graduate assistant can be obtained in the Office of Graduate Studies or on the Graduate Studies web page.