M.A in Curriculum and Instruction
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This degree focuses on foundations of learning and education and looks at the impact of research on the acquisition of knowledge and pedagogy. The programme prepares students to understand the complexities of classroom context and teaching practice, thus making it very professional. A sample of courses required for the M.A in Curriculum and Instruction is presented below. A total of 36 credit hours are required for successful completion of this programme.
Credits required for programme completion36
Length of programme2 years
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- EDCI 663: Advanced Graduate Writing
This course is designed to introduce graduate students to various forms of writing required in graduate studies. It also introduces them to some forms of collaborative writing and cooperative learning styles that they could use as teachers. At the end of the course, students should be able to produce several short papers including a summary, paraphrase, critical book or article review, and a well-documented APA-styled twelve to fourteen (12-14) paged research proposal utilizing all the principles of research writing taught.
- EDFN 554: Philosophical Foundation of Education
This course examines philosophical and theological bases of major worldviews and takes into account the conceptual framework of the School of Education from the University of the Southern Caribbean. It critiques the impact of naturalism and post-modernism on education, psychology, and religion, from a Christian perspective.
- EDTE 524: Assessment and Evaluation of Learning
This course will enable students to write the instructional objectives, learning outcomes and prepare curriculum-based assessment. The concepts of other types of assessment, reliability, validity, simple item analysis, and interpreting data, along with standardized tests will be discussed. Socio-metric procedures, grading, reporting, and other forms of evaluating learning will be obtained.
- EDRM 505: Research Methods in Education and Psychology
A study of methods and procedures in research as applied to the fields of education and psychology: formulating and stating the problem, planning, designing and implementing research; collecting & analyzing data; and proposing, and reporting research.
- EDCI 547: Foundations of Curriculum Studies
This course is designed to introduce students to the field of curriculum and to investigate various definitions and perspectives in curriculum studies. It explores the concept of curriculum therefore, and attempts to provide answers regarding provenance (where the curriculum comes from) whose it is (who owns it) and who puts it in place (authority) for implementation by whom (consumers). Foundational issues will as a result be the major concern in this course.
- EDCI 590: Practicum
Objectives, purpose and process, key roles and responsibilities, placements and schedule of activity, professional conduct, ethics and attendance, extra-curricular activity, integrating university and school responsibilities, learning opportunities, reflecting and processing the experience, portfolio preparation, feedback and assessment in Curriculum and/or Instruction.
Undergraduate Degree GPA of 3.0