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The curriculum in our online master's in education, curriculum, and instruction program provides practical, hands-on projects and coursework to advance your expertise in incorporating innovation, theory, and research into designing curriculum and instruction.
Standards-Based Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
In this course, learners examine national and state learning standards related to their content area or grade level. Learners utilize research-based curriculum to craft assessments that are aligned to standards, and implement instruction that is meaningful to students and supports their academic achievement. This course requires access to a P–12 classroom and/or educational stakeholders in a P–12 school or district.
|4 quarter credits|
Adaptive Instruction and Assessment
In this course, learners analyze theories of constructivism and cognitive flexibility and implement adaptive learning approaches to meet the needs of diverse learners. Further, learners apply the Universal Design framework to instructional design and evaluate adaptive learning dashboards that provide continuous assessment of masterybased learning. Learners also analyze facilitator-driven and assessment-driven systems and evaluate the effectiveness of mastery-based learning in student needs, including those of students with disabilities, English language learners, and students who are gifted or talented. The course includes an emphasis on the purpose and impact of computer-aided instruction and assessment on student achievement in competencybased education (CBE). This course requires access to an educational setting, students or learners, and/or classroom practitioners.
|4 quarter credits|
Curriculum Mapping: Reflection and Practice
Learners in this course formulate a research-based professional vision for curriculum design and develop a curriculum for a specific content and grade-level application using computerbased curriculum mapping applications. Learners who have taken ED8533 should not take ED5533. Rather, they should choose any other graduate-level course in the School of Education to fulfill their specialization requirements.
|4 quarter credits|
Collaborative Learning Environments
This course focuses on creating systems for building, supporting, and sustaining collaborative learning. Learners evaluate structures and systems that leverage technology to provide opportunities for collaborative learning and professional collaboration. Learners explore theories, research, and models that support collaborative learning and professional learning communities, and also how to create opportunities for students and teachers to work collaboratively within live and virtual settings.
|4 quarter credits|
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Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our MS in Education, Curriculum and Instruction degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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