The Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in Curriculum and Instruction degree program at Argosy University, Sarasota is intended to prepare educators who work in the P-12 setting as change agents who engage actively in their communities, using appropriate pedagogy and technology to foster the development of global citizens. In addition to the core course requirements, students enrolled in this degree program will complete a four course sequence designed to strengthen educators’ knowledge and skills in order to work more effectively in the current classroom environment. This degree program does not lead to certification or credential endorsement.
Core Course Requirements
Students are required to take the following 30 credit hours.
- Improving School Decisions Through Data Driven Change (3 credit hours)
- Research in Education (3 credit hours)
- Foundations of Exceptional Student Education (3 credit hours)
- Multicultural Education in Contemporary Society (3 credit hours)
- Community Relations and Collaboration (3 credit hours)
- Assessments and the ELL/ESL Student (3 credit hours)
- Current Trends in School Curriculum (3 credit hours)
- Reading Strategies and Learning Theories for the P-16 Classroom (3 credit hours)
- Teaching Literacy to ELL Students (3 credit hours)
- Reflections in Practice (3 credit hours)
- A bachelor’s degree in education or an aligned field from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the faculty and dean of the College of Education, or an appropriately certified foreign institution;
- A grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0 as described below. Additional requirements may apply.
- 2.7 for the bachelor’s degree, or
- 3.0 for the last 60 hours of coursework (including graduate work), or
- Between 2.0 and 2.7 for the bachelor’s degree. Students seeking admission with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.7 will be required to submit a personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession and current résumé (or career summary). Students admitted with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.7 must enroll in W5096 - Academic Writing within the first 15 week semester and pass within the first 38 weeks. Admission between 2.0 and 2.7 must be approved by the department chair and must be justified, documented, signed, placed, and retained in the student’s academic file.
- Between 2.0 – 2.4, applicants will be required to submit three academic and/or professional letters of recommendation. Admission between 2.0 and 2.4 must be approved by the department chair and must be justified, documented, signed, placed, and retained in the student’s academic file. Student admitted with a GPA between 2.0-2.4 must enroll in W5096 - Academic Writing within the first 15 week semester and pass within the first 38 weeks.
- A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, “English Language Proficiency Policy.” An initial teaching certificate and/or current experience working in the P-12 setting with students A criminal background check or fingerprint check –OR– Evidence of current criminal background check or fingerprint check (typically a copy of a teaching certificate/license)
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Last updated January 11, 2016