The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction degree is geared toward excellence in teaching and designed for experienced classroom teachers. The MACI provides a program of selected graduate studies to improve and enhance the delivery system of classroom learning experiences for the practitioner. The MACI can also be developed to support the achievement of National Board for Professional Standards certification.
Students may enroll for part-time study. This program is delivered in an 8-week format and during the summer.Program Requirements
Thirty-six (36) semester hours are required for the MACI. Twenty-seven (27) of these semester hours must be taken as core-residency courses taught by Aurora University faculty on campus or at designated off-campus sites. The remaining courses in the degree may be satisfied through transfer coursework, on-campus graduate education coursework, or Aurora University coursework offered in conjunction with Aurora University's network of collaborating academic partners.
The School of Education Graduate Faculty Committee may accept a maximum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate credit from regionally accredited institutions of higher learning for application toward elective-degree requirements.
Transfer credit must be accepted prior to enrollment in the first MACI course. Graduate faculty reserve the right to decide on the applicability of any and all transfer credit. All courses must be less than five years old at the time of admission and must be completed with a grade of "B" or better. An official transcript must be provided. It is university policy that no more than six (6) semester hours taken as a "student-at-large" may be applied toward a graduate-degree program.
Degree Requirements for Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction
- 27 semester hours in core courses
- 9 semester hours in courses selected in conjunction with graduate program advisor
General Core Courses: 27 semester hours required for all programs
|EDU6020||Assessment in Schools (3)|
|EDU6030||The Individual, Cognition and Learning (3)|
|EDU6040||The Learning Environment (3)|
|EDU6050||Technology in the School of the Future (3)|
|EDU6060||Scholarship Applied to Teaching (3)|
|EDU6070||Introduction to Action Research (3)|
|EDU6090||Contemporary Issues in Curriculum & Instruction|
|EDU6200||Curriculum for Diversity|
|EDU6630||Curriculum Development & Evaluation|
Education Electives: 9 semester hours from the list below
|EDU5370||Adolescent Development and Learning (3)|
|EDU5440||Middle School: Mission and Methods (3)|
|EDU5610||Survey of the Exceptional Individual (3)|
|EDU6110||Foundations for Language Minority Education (3)|
|EDU6130||Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching ELLs (3)|
|EDU6140||Assessment of Bilingual Students (3)|
|EDU6150||Linguistics for Teaching English Language Learners (3)|
|EDU6320||Effective Comprehensive Instruction (3)|
|EDU6330||Literacy in the Content Area (3)|
|EDU6610||Educational Leadership (3)|
|EDU6630||Curriculum Development and Evaluation (3)|
|EDU6640||School and Community Relations (3)|
|OEDS5005||Talented Students in Regular Classroom (3)
|OEDS6831||Advanced Applications of Educational Technology (Tech II) (3)|
|OEDS5030||Technology and Engaged Learning (Tech III) (3)|
|OEDS6572||Cooperative Discipline (3)|
|OEDS6360||Differentiation of Instruction (3)|
|OEDS6441||The Collaborative Classroom (3)|
Many additional electives are available through the university's network of collaborating academic partners. Complete listings are available in the MACI office.