Master's in Curriculum & Instruction w/PA Supervisor of Instruction Certificate K-12

For:

Professional educators with at least five years of successful teaching experience who wish to earn a Master’s degree and certification as a Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction K-12 from the state of Pennsylvania.

What You Learn:

The objectives of Point Park University’s M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction program are to provide professional educators with a thorough understanding of educational theories while emphasizing collaborative, hands-on, learning using appropriate technologies; to prepare professional educators to develop curricula for content areas that incorporate diverse learner populations and settings across the lifespan; to prepare professional educators to develop appropriate and effective instructional methods which address the needs of diverse student populations across content areas and in a variety of classroom settings; and to prepare professional educators to successfully address contemporary educational issues such as: effective classroom and behavior management, diversity issues, learning styles and differentiated instruction, and integration of technology across the curriculum.

How You Learn:

Hybrid Format: This is a hybrid cohort program. For three nights out of each 8-week course, class will be held from 4:45 to 8:45 p.m., the same night of the week for the entire program. These class meetings will be supplemented by additional online activities which may include assignments, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically outside of class. You will finish one 3-credit course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 2 years.

Online Format: This is an online cohort program. No face-to-face class meetings are required, but students will be engaged in an active and engaging online courseroom environment that includes assignments, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically. You will finish one 3-credit course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 2 years.

On-Campus Format: This is a cohort program. Each course will meet one night a week, the same night of the week for the entire program from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on campus in Pittsburgh. You will finish one 3-credit course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, the program may be completed in approximately 2 years.

Career Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will have earned an M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction and be eligible for certification as a Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction K-12 from the state of Pennsylvania.

Degree Requirements:

Course Title Hours
EDUC 535 Technological Applications Across the Curriculum 3
EDUC 530 Instructional Methods 3
EDUC 520 C&I: Theory, Design, & Development 3
EDUC 524 Content Area Design & Instruction 3
EDUC 536 Research Methods 3
EDUC 540 Human Diversity Issues in Education 3
EDUC 542 Issues in Law & Education 3
EDUC 546 Curriculum, Supervision, & Leadership 3
EDUC 556 I Practicum I 3
EDUC 525 Human Behavior & Classroom Management 3
EDUC 538 Educational Administration 3
EDUC 557 II Practicum II 3
  Total Credit Hours: 36

Please Note:

Program and course requirements are subject to change to comply with university policy.

Successful completion of the Praxis Exam for Administration is required for certification.

In order to receive certification at the end of the program, candidates must provide a chief school administrator’s verification of the completion of a minimum of five years of public school professional experience in an instructional area and must be recommended for certification by the Point Park University authorized certification officer.