Program Overview

The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Curriculum and Instruction degree provides a theoretical and practical course of study in curriculum and instruction. The program is designed for teachers (with Professional Certification or established Temporary Certification), curriculum coordinators, corporate and agency curriculum planners, academics, and other professional educators who already hold a Master’s in Education degree.

The Curriculum and Instruction is a 33 credit hour degree that enables students to develop a theoretical and conceptual framework for studying teaching and learning through 12 graduate hours in core courses, 6 graduate hours in research and evaluation, and 12 graduate hours in a selected area of specialization which allows the development of professional knowledge and practice in a selected field of study. The Ed.S. culminates with 3 graduate hours in its capstone course, Directed Independent Study in Community Engagement. This exciting course is designed by the Ed.S. student and her/his advisor and is intended to provide experience in a community organization, nonprofit, or school with a focus on collaborative inquiry and shared practice. The Capstone culminates in a manuscript to submit for publication or a poster/paper presentation at a conference.

Program Description

Course Rotation Schedule