M. Ed In Curriculum & Instruction


Master of Education

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree program is built on a foundation in advanced courses in education with courses that focus on specializations in teaching and learning in a variety of settings. These programs are designed to build students’ expertise in the art of teaching and learning across settings, audiences, and generations. Target audiences for these programs include educators who desire to renew licenses (or other credentials) or develop new instructional leadership skills, as well as professionals responsible for training and professional development other settings.

The M.Ed. program requires successful completion of 30 credits. Total credit hours include transfer credits to a maximum of 50 percent of the required hours. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for all courses completed at Salem in order to graduate.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Graduates will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:

1) Align program content with organizational goals and professional standards.

2) Work collaboratively with fellow professionals to support the teaching and learning process.

3) Design, deliver, and evaluate programs for effective teaching, training, and learning.

4) Integrate appropriate technology into program design and delivery.

5) Assess, evaluate, and revise curriculum in terms of achievement of learning outcomes

HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION

Salem’s Higher Education Administration specialization is designed to provide an understanding in functional administration by providing students with the tools and skills to effectively communicate and lead as a supervisor in college or university settings. Students will master skills in college student development, educational law, financial management, and administration by practicing a variety of real-world skills and competencies. This online program is designed to prepare students for career entry in academic administration and student affairs in higher education or for advancement in the profession.

  • EDU500 Foundations, Issues, and Trends
  • EDU548 Best Practices in Online Instructional Delivery
  • EDU570 Curriculum Development
  • EDU585 Assessment of Student Learning
  • EDU600 Program Evaluation
  • EDU605 Higher Education Leadership
  • EDU655 Professional Development Leadership
  • EDU680 Education Law
  • HEA550 College Student Development
  • HEA640 Education Finance
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

This specialization aims to equip educators, learning technologists, and library media specialists with a broad understanding of instructional technology, curriculum development, and instructional design, and how to create learning opportunities that meet the needs of PK-12 students today. EDU500 Foundations, Issues & Trends in Education

  • EDU505 Research Methods
  • EDU540 Introduction to Educational Technology
  • EDU541 Tools for Technology Integration
  • EDU542 Technology Applications for Curriculum
  • EDU544 Technology Competencies for Curriculum Leaders
  • EDU549 Digital Ethics and Citizenship
  • EDU570 Curriculum Development
  • EDU580 Analysis and Evaluation of Instruction
  • EDU655 Professional Development Leadership
ORGANIZATIONAL TRAINING & TALENT DEVELOPMENT

This specialization in talent development is applicable in the public and private sector, government, and industry. Organizations deliver results through the knowledge, skills, abilities, and talents of their employees. By focusing on the professional educator perspectives of training and talent development, graduates are able to focus on the needs of personnel and the organization, to manage training delivery, to strengthen group dynamics and teamwork, and to address the gaps between the status quo and the future the organization envisions.

  • EDU500 Foundations, Issues & Trends in Education
  • EDU505 Research Methods EDU510 Group Dynamics
  • EDU511 Soft Skills & Conflict Management
  • EDU548 Best Practices in Online Instructional Delivery
  • EDU549 Digital Ethics and Citizenship
  • EDU570 Curriculum Development
  • EDU580 Analysis and Evaluation of Instruction
  • EDU620 Foundations of Project Management
  • EDU655 Professional Development Leadership
SPECIAL EDUCATION LEADERSHIP

The specialization in Special Education Leadership addresses the needs of educators, school leadership, and service professionals whose common goal is to assure the success of all students who need additional support to meet their learning, emotional, and social needs. This specialization provides a framework for graduates to understand and apply educational laws and regulations pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA) Act. Graduates are prepared to lead special education services in a variety of district, school, and other settings.

  • EDU500 Foundations, Issues & Trends in Education
  • EDU505 Research Methods
  • EDU549 Digital Ethics and Citizenship
  • EDU570 Curriculum Development
  • EDU580 Analysis and Evaluation of Instruction
  • SPE510 Group Dynamics of Education Stakeholders
  • SPE515 Management of Student Behavior
  • SPE585 Instructional Methods: Leadership for Differentiated Schools & Classrooms
  • SPE655 Professional Development for Special Education Leadership
  • SPE680 School Law: Administrative Applications for Special Education
TEACHER LEADERSHIP

The specialization in Teacher Leadership is designed to help practicing teachers develop leadership skills to positively impact PK-12 student achievement in school environments outside the classroom. Program topics include the development of communication and advocacy skills to support students and families in diverse local, state and national education policy –related environments. Graduates will be prepared to extend their knowledge and leadership beyond the school classroom.

  • EDU500 Foundations, Issues & Trends in Education
  • EDU505 Research Methods EDU510 Group Dynamics
  • EDU549 Digital Ethics and Citizenship
  • EDU570 Curriculum Development
  • EDU580 Analysis and Evaluation of Instruction
  • EDU585 Assessment of Learning
  • EDU652 School, District & Community Leadership
  • EDU655 Professional Development Leadership
  • EDU658 Education Advocacy & Student Support Systems
TEACHING AND LEARNING

The Teaching and Learning specialization is for professional educators dedicated to continuing a career goal focused on the art of teaching and learning. The specialization is designed to build student expertise in the teaching and learning across settings, audiences, and generations. Graduates will be prepared to utilize new classroom instructional leadership skills, better participate in the realization of organization educational goals, and renew existing professional education credentials.

  • EDU500 Foundations, Issues & Trends in Education
  • EDU505 Research Methods
  • EDU540 Introduction to Educational Technology
  • EDU541 Tools for Technology Integration
  • EDU542 Technology Applications for Curriculum
  • EDU549 Digital Ethics and Citizenship
  • EDU570 Curriculum Development
  • EDU580 Analysis and Evaluation of Instruction
  • EDU652 School, District, and Community Leadership
  • EDU655 Professional Development Leadership