M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Enrollment Sequence

Fall Term Start - Suggested Course Enrollment Sequence

TermCourses

Fall

CURI 6005 - Introduction to Critical Pedagogy, 3 cr
CURI 6010 - New Media and New Literacies, 3 cr

Spring

CURI 6015 - Leading in a Learning Environment, 3 cr
CURI 6020 - Contemporary Issues in Learning and Teaching, 3 cr

Summer

two approved concentration electives, 3 cr each

Fall

CURI 7122 - Research Design, 3 cr
approved concentration elective, 3 cr

Spring

approved concentration elective, 3 cr
CURI 7030 - Final Project-Capstone Project, 3 cr

Spring Term Start - Suggested Course Enrollment Sequence

TermCourses

Spring

CURI 6015 - Leading in a Learning Environment, 3cr
CURI 6020 - Contemporary Issues in Learning and Teaching, 3cr

Summer

concentration elective, 3cr

Fall

CURI 6005 - Introduction to Critical Pedagogy, 3cr
CURI 7122 - Research Design, 3cr

Spring

CURI 6010 - New Media and New Literacies, 3cr
concentration elective, 3cr

Summer

concentration elective, 3cr

Fall

concentration elective, 3cr
CURI 7030 - Final Project-Capstone Project, 3 cr

Literacy Concentration (secondary focus)

  • CURI 6030 - Foundations of Literacy, 3 cr
  • EDUC 6130 - Literacy Across the Curriculum and in the Content Areas, 3 cr
  • CURI 6050 - Literacy Assessment, 3 cr
  • CURI 6045 - Literacy and Literature, 3 cr

Foundations of Teaching Concentration (secondary focus) Choose 4:

  • CURI 6075 -Social Foundations of Education, 3 cr
  • EDUC 6015 - Exceptionalities, 3 cr
  • EDUC 6010 - Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development, 3 cr
  • CURI 6070 - Understanding Diverse Learners, 3 cr
  • CURI 6016 - Creating Safe Schools and Communities, 3cr

Sample Electives Available in Collaboration with NYSUT

  • Bullying: Preventing the Problem 
  • Building Positive Connections with Diverse Families and Communities
  • Integrated Co-teaching: Strategies Enhancing Student Achievement
  • Showing Evidence: Teacher Performance and Student Achievement
  • Data Mining of Assessments to Impact Student Achievement
  • Educators Taking the Initiative for Change
  • Student Engagement and Standards-based Learning

Sample *Electives in Waldorf Early Childhood and Elementary Education Available in Collaboration with Sunbridge Institute

  • Examination and practice of approaches and skills in Waldorf curriculum and pedagogy
  • Deep exploration of child and human development
  • Arts for the educator and the student as an integral component of Waldorf Education
  • Student teaching and/or mentored teaching in the classroom with experienced teachers and advisors
  • Courses for understanding the principles of shared leadership and working effectively with colleagues and parents
  • Development of a teacher’s contemplative capacities to strengthen a deep reflection of the children in their care and to support a healthy work/life balance

*Note: Waldorf Education concentrations may only be granted through iPLA essay submissions and evaluations and only to students who have completed the Sunbridge Institute training.

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