Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
The Course of the Study
The Claflin University Master of Education (MEd.), Curriculum and Instruction is unique in that it considers the experience of the current teacher (i.e. formal study, teaching experience, research interest) to create a program of study that furthers the educator’s professional growth in the field through a study of data on student learning outcomes, school and community related issues, as well as current educational research. The Claflin University graduate Curriculum and Instruction program is designed for experienced teachers and professionals who wish to develop their ability to provide effective instruction and document student learning as well as develop their ability to mentor the next generation of teachers and/or professionals. The degree program in Curriculum & Instruction will include a study of curriculum, assessment, educational policy and practices, as well as effective learning processes.
The M.Ed. program in Curriculum & Instruction is designed to help students develop expertise in national, state, and local policy; instructional programs; teaching and teachers; community concerns; systems of schooling; and most importantly, students and their development through school. A key component of the Curriculum & Instruction program will be the training of graduates to utilize the study of 21st century transformational education issues to meet the needs of students and their families, as well as to train current teachers to be effective mentors for pre-service educators.
Candidates in the Curriculum & Instruction program will serve as mentors for students in the existing teacher preparation programs. Attention will be given towards the candidate’s ability to create rigorous learning experiences, growth in awareness of and appreciation for next generation learners, interdisciplinary relationships among the content areas, technology integration, and reflective practice. Additionally upon completing this program of study graduates will be better prepared to meet the needs of students in schools and communities they serve.