"The online format allows for flexible learning, interaction with students from afar, the understanding of on-line learning and its benefits (as this is certainly the wave of the future), the knowledge and compassion of the teachers and the institution as a whole."
- Tamara C. Johnson, Student
Saint Xavier University
Online Masters in Curriculum and Instruction
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Coursework in the MA in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to introduce teachers and other education professionals to the most up-to-date pedagogical theories and the most effective ways of implementing them into the classroom.
You will study different student learning styles and methods of assessing student progress, learn how to incorporate technology into the classroom experience, and review major educational movements. Teachers will become adept at facilitating effective learning experiences suited to the various levels of needs within a classroom.
The online curriculum is made up of ten courses of three credit hours each plus a three credit hour comprehensive residency weekend of applied campus experience for a total of 33 credit hours. The residency is a component that brings together program faculty and students and includes a unique mentorship opportunity keyed to the initial planning for the capstone seminar in the Curriculum and Instruction program. The program may be completed a little less than two years, depending on your schedule.
|Curriculum and Instruction Courses|
|EDGCI 521||Principles of Curriculum and Instructional Methods||3 Credits|
|EDGCI 523||Movements in Education||3 Credits|
|EDGCI 524||Advanced Human Growth and Development||3 Credits|
|EDGCI 525||Anthropology and Sociology of Education||3 Credits|
|EDGCI 522||Curriculum Integration of Educational Technology||3 Credits|
|EDGCI 526||Literacy Issues for Curriculum Leaders||3 Credits|
|EDGCI 527||Assessment of Instruction and Learning||3 Credits|
|EDGCI 528||Curriculum Development and Instructional Design||3 Credits|
|EDGCI 513||Educational Research, Design, and Development||3 Credits|
|EDGCI 529||Leadership, Collaboration, and Change||3 Credits|
|EDGCI 530||Graduate Seminar: Integrating Curricular Theory into Practice||3 Credits|
|Total Hours: 33|
EDGCI 530: Graduate Seminar: Integrating Curricular Theory into Practice
This two-day residency at SXU’s Chicago area campus is designed to help students integrate theories of curriculum and instruction, learning, growth and development, the implementation of technology and research, and the application of assessment into the practice of developing and delivering an effective curriculum for K-12 classroom, college and other educational arena. Students will be required to present their portfolio.
The residency will be held on a Friday evening through Sunday morning during the third week of the course. Candidates will begin this course by developing a research-based curricular plan for an educational setting. During their residency candidates will participate in a debate about current issues related to education and present their views in a reflective manner supported by scholarly works. Upon completion of the residency students will present a solution to a crisis in the work place that would indicate their role as a curriculum leader.
Find out more about the online master’s degree program in Curriculum and Instruction. Request more information or call us at 1-866-319-8966 to speak with an Admissions Advisor.
Founded in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier University is a private, Catholic, comprehensive university grounded in the tradition of the liberal arts.
Chicago's oldest Catholic University now adds its online, global Saint Xavier campus to the existing campuses in Chicago and Orland Park.
As one of 16 colleges and universities sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier University educates approximately 5,100 students each year.
Saint Xavierís Catholic tradition promotes ethical development, service to the community, and a search for truth via observation, analysis, and debate. We have a long history of educating students to prepare them for professional success and lay the foundation for personal fulfillment with values such as to explore and respect different viewpoints, work for the betterment of the community, and engage students in the pursuit of lifelong learning.
Saint Xavier continues this tradition throughout our online curriculum with support from experienced faculty, stimulating discussions among a diverse student body, and rigorous coursework.
SXU holds regional accreditation (the highest level of accreditation for institutions of higher education) from the Higher Learning Commission, which is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). In addition: