Master of Science in Education/Curriculum and Instruction
The Master of Science in Education – Curriculum and Instruction degree is designed for classroom teachers who desire to improve student learning and achievement through innovative, relevant, and researched based approaches in education. Upon completion, teachers will gain deeper understanding of best practices in the key areas of curriculum, instruction, learning, technology, assessment and pedagogy. The degree will help to prepare teachers in meeting the needs of today’s schools by providing leadership for key educational concerns. A Christian perspective is woven throughout the program, with an emphasis on helping teachers to further develop as caring, effective practitioners in today’s schools.
An undergraduate student, enrolled on the SBU campus in Bolivar, interested in taking courses for graduate credit during the last year of undergraduate work may register for graduate courses with the approval of the office of Graduate Studies in Education. For more information about the procedures and stipulations please see the excerpts from the Graduate Catalog "Admissions" section quoted online in the Admissions page.
For the applicant who has taken certifiable subject matter courses on his baccalaureate program but does not have teacher certification, a Master's Degree Teacher Certification Program is offered.
SBU's Department of Graduate Studies in Education does offer coursework required by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for the Temporary Authorization Certification (TAC).