Curriculum & Instruction
Specialists in curriculum and instruction create change through their in-depth understanding of the design, development, implementation and evaluation of educational curriculum. Combined with an understanding of instructional strategies and the interpersonal and behavioral issues in a classroom, education professionals who are skilled in curriculum and instruction are prepared to be leaders in the field. In this program, you will:
- Gain the knowledge and skills to have a positive impact on students in the K-12 classroom
- Become part of a supportive network of fellow students, alumni and faculty that will inspire and sustain you throughout your career
- Learn from expert faculty currently active in the K-12 classroom who are here to help you shape your path to your own classroom
CIED 500 Principles of Educational Research
Full course catalog with descriptions
|Specialty Areas (Choose One to Total 12 Credits)||Select one of the following in conjunction with your advisor.
|Certificate in Learning Technology|
|LHDT 525||Introduction to Learning Technologies|
|LHDT 526||Internet Website and Educational Software Evaluation|
|LHDT 527||Design and Development of Digital Media|
|LHDT 528||Integrating Technology into the Classroom and Continued Learning|
|Certificate in Reading, Elementary or Secondary Focus|
|READ 500||Research in Literacy|
|READ 501||Emergent Literacy K-2 Or|
|READ 702||Content Area Literacy 5-12|
|READ 701||Balanced Literacy K-6|
|READ 704||Reading Assessment and Remediation|
|Certificate in Gifted, Creative and Talented Education|
|GIFT 720||The High-Ability Learner in the Regular Classroom|
|GIFT 722||Gifted, Creative and Talented Instructional Models K-12|
|GIFT 723||Gifted, Creative and Talented Curriculum Models K-12|
|GIFT 729||Gifted, Creative and Talented Practicum and Seminar|
|Certificate in Multicultural Education|
|CIED 653||Race, Power and Education|
|CIED 655||Multicultural Communities and School|
|CIED 656||Culturally Responsive Pedagogy|
|Certificate in Advanced Curriculum Design for the Differentiated Classroom 4 of 5|
|CIED 651||Curriculum Theories and Orientations for a Continuum of Learners|
|CIED 649||Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction|
|GIFT 722||Gifted, Creative and Talented Instruction Models K-12|
|CIED 549||Instructional Systems Design|
|Certificate in English as a Second Language|
|TEGR 620||Additional Language Acquisition for Diverse Learners|
|TEGR 622||Language and Culture for Academic Development|
|TEGR 628||Literacy & Oral Language Development for Diverse Learners|
|TEGR 634||Methods and Advocacy for English Language Learners|
|Customized Curriculum Designed in Consultation with Advisor|
- Candidates for this degree have:
- A Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution
- A cumulative minimum undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.0 (4.0 scale). If below 3.0, please reference our special admissions policy.
- Submit the following application materials:
- Application form
- Two positive letters of reference from non-related individuals
- Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work (unless that work was completed at the University of St. Thomas).
- Submit transcripts to: Graduate Admissions, University of St. Thomas, Box 5, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
- Personal statement.
- Submit the supplementary materials:
- Initial Licensure: MTLE Basic Skills required by the end of an initial teacher licensure candidate's first semester of coursework.
- International Applicants:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required for any candidate whose primary language is not English.
- Transcript Review: All international transcripts must be reviewed by an accredited evaluation service to determine U.S. equivalency of the degree awarded and the institution awarding the degree. Applications will not be reviewed for admissions until the official review is submitted.
Ongoing Professional Development
Whether networking with leaders in the field of education reform, acquiring new tools to identify early warning signs of mental illness in your classroom, or simply catching up on the latest offerings in children’s literature, annual events and conferences in the College of Education, Leadership & Counseling offer a variety of networking and professional development opportunities. Most events include a CEU component.
The College of Education, Leadership & Counseling takes pride in engaging in innovative partnerships with a variety of organizations. Students in the College of Education, Leadership & Counseling will find many opportunities for professional growth as a result of working these organizations. Partnership examples include the Northwest Suburban Integration District, Center for Academics and Sports, FAIR School and the Collaborative Urban Educators program.