education MASTER OF EDUCATION (M.Ed.) Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction for Educators

The Master of Education (M.Ed) with a Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction for Educators aims to help educators rethink the way they prepare and develop curriculum for their students. The coursework in this program will help students not only better understand the way curriculum is chosen or designed, but also how curriculum can be focused to elevate student learning and bring more engagement to a classroom.

 

Available At:

  • Next Start Date

    April 28, 2014

  • Total Credits

    48

  • Specialization Credits

    24

  • Program Length

    11 MONTHS

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Learning & Outcomes

Curriculum

Career Path

  • The Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction for Educators is geared toward students looking to engage in real-world based curriculum development. Instructors will draw upon their own experience as professional educators and help students engage in curriculum analysis and development, as well as putting curricula into practice in the classroom. Students in this program will learn to:

    • Evaluate state and national academic standards to understand how they influence curriculum development.
    • Engage in organizing and brainstorming potential curriculum ideas and identifying potential flaws in their use.
    • Analyze traditional curriculum methods and structures to identify best practices, as well as weaknesses.
    • Become familiar with professional academic standards, curriculum formatting and current academic terms.
    • Create their own original curricula, aligning them with common standards and student learning requirements
    • Understand how developmental psychology and current education theory drive curriculum design.

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    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

    American InterContinental University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

    The Master of Education Program at American InterContinental University is awarded TEAC initial accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of two years, from October 2013 - October 2015. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.

  • Courses in the specialization in Curriculum and Instruction for Educators are designed to cover not only the actual construction and design of curricula, but also the current challenges and realities facing curriculum design experts in schools today. Instructors will bring their own professional academic experiences to bear while providing a personal and responsive learning experience, accessing the skills students already have and helping them grow in many other areas.

    SPECIALIZATION COURSES

    • Principles of Curriculum Improvement
    • Designing Effective Courses
    • Curriculum Design and Evaluation
    • Decision Making in Curriculum and Instruction

     

    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • Students in the Curriculum and Instruction for Educators specialization can expect to gain a broad base of knowledge and experience in designing and developing curriculum in a variety of academic situations. Students in this program will learn to understand and evaluate state and federal academic standards governing curriculum, consider the challenges and specific areas accessed by curriculum in a school, and design and create curricula of their own.

    Students will also participate in meaningful and relevant discussions with their instructors, who will draw on their specialized knowledge of the current academic realities and best practices in use across the education industry.

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Program Costs

Q:
How much will this program cost me?
A:

  • $21,216.00Tuition & Fees
  • $0.00Books & Supplies
  • $0.00Room & Board

 

 

Tuition pricing is subject to change and can vary by location and program structure.

 

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Financing

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What are my financing options to pay for this program?
A:

In addition to any grant or scholarship aid for which students might be eligible, students may use loans to finance their education. The median loan debt for graduates of this program is as follows:

  • $27,866.00Federal
  • $0.00Private
  • $0.00Institutional

 

 

The amounts shown above represent the median debt incurred by students of the given Institution who completed the program between 7/1/2012 and 6/30/2013.

 

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Success

Q:
How long will it take me to complete this program?
A:

This program could take 11 months to complete.

17.35% of the students graduating from this program completed in the designed timeframe.

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What job opportunities exist for students in this area of study?
A:

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The occupation(s) listed here are derived from the Occupational Information Network (O*Net), which is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor / Employment and Training Administration.

The specific program does not necessarily prepare students for, and graduates do not typically find employment in, all listed occupations. We cannot guarantee employment or salary.

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AIU Online - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2006 and 10/15/2006 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 32%

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

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Program Costs

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all educational programs with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined to calculate program costs. While these combined programs are similar, variations in tuition and fees can exist due to differences in location and/or program structure.

The costs shown are calculated using the average costs of all programs offered by the campus within the same CIP Code and degree type, for students that complete the program within the normal period of time.

Room and Board information represents the average cost of optional institutional housing where offered.

This Campus is part of a larger institution that contains the following additional campuses:

  • AIU - ONLINE
  • AIU - South Florida
  • AIU - Atlanta
  • AIU - Houston

The costs of similar programs calculated as an average across all campuses for this Institution are as follows:

  • $21,116.92Tuition & Fees
  • $77.54Books & Supplies
  • $0.00Room & Board

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Financing

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an Institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all similar educational programs for the given Institution1, with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined to calculate Loan Debt. While these combined programs are similar in nature, variations in program costs may exist due to differences in location and/or program structure. Accordingly, the debt amount shown may exceed the specific program's tuition and fees.

The Financing amounts represent the median debt from federal Title IV loans, private educational loans and institutional2 payment plans incurred by all graduates of the given Institution, CIP Code and Degree level.

1  The current Institution includes all of the following campus locations:

  • AIU - ONLINE
  • AIU - South Florida
  • AIU - Atlanta
  • AIU - Houston

2  Institutional debt is the amount owed by the students directly to the institution within 30 days after graduation related to the educational program.

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Program Completion

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an Institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all similar educational programs for the given Institution1, with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined when determining On Time Completion Rates.

On-Time Completion Rates are calculated in compliance with U.S. Department of Education requirements for Gainful Employment. The rate represents the percentage of students who graduated between 7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013 and completed their program of study within the normal timeframe. "Normal" timeframe for Associate Degree programs is defined as 24 months, and for Bachelor Degree programs is defined as 48 months. Students may finish in fewer months upon successful completion of all program requirements, attending full-time and remaining continuously enrolled. For example, for a two-year program the on-time completion rate would include all students who graduated between 7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013 and started within the prior two years.

On-time completion rates for students in programs other than an Associate or Bachelor program are calculated based on the designed timeframes of each individual's specific program version; therefore, the result may not fully correlate to the number of months displayed because the calculation may have included students in versions of the program with varying timeframes. The program length displayed for programs other than an Associate or Bachelor program represents the number of months defined as the normal timeframe for completion in which new students may finish the program upon successful completion of all program requirements, attending full-time and remaining continuously enrolled.

1  The current Institution includes all of the following campus locations:

  • AIU - ONLINE
  • AIU - South Florida
  • AIU - Atlanta
  • AIU - Houston

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