Curriculum and Instruction

M.S.Ed. in Secondary Education-General Track

This 36-credit hour program focuses on curriculum studies, adolescent development and psychology, and the theoretical foundations of education practice. It includes a practicum option depending on your future education and career focus. You may pursue the master’s degree after completing the graduate certification requirements and apply those graduate course credits to the master’s program. The program is offered on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses.

Degree Requirments

General Curriculum (3 cr.)

  • J500 Instruction in the Context of Curriculum (3 cr.)

Specialized Studies (15 cr.)
Select course from inside or outside of the School of Education. Courses should have a unified focus and the approval of your advisor.

Foundational Areas & Inquiry Skills (3 cr. minimum)
Select at least one of the following courses

  • P510 Psychology in Teaching
  • P516 Adolescent Development
  • P540 Learning and Cognition in Education
  • H504 History of American Education
  • H510 Foundations of Educational Inquiry
  • H520 Education and Social Issues
  • H525 Anthropology of Education
  • H530 Philosophy of Education
  • H538 Critical Thinking and Education
  • H540 Sociology of Education

Electives (9 cr.)
Select courses that complement your program from inside or outside the School of Education with the approval of your advisor.

Thesis or Practicum Option (6 cr.)
Practicum proposals and thesis topics must be selected with the approval of your advisor. Practica must extend over at least two semesters or one semester and a regular summer session. Six hours of course work may be taken instead of the practicum option with the approval of your advisor.

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