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Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology

The Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction and Technology at the Fischler College of Education helps prepare educators to provide effective instruction by incorporating contemporary technology. Students with a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction are equipped to blend learning theories and instructional technology to enhance student achievement, with an emphasis on district-level curriculum planning and implementation, and instructional technology leadership. Course content in our curriculum and instruction graduate programs is research based and infuses best practices in education.

Who Should Apply

Practicing curriculum developers, instructional leaders, administrators, and teachers who wish to obtain graduate degrees and increase their expertise in their current field 

OR

Individuals with bachelor's degrees who wish to obtain graduate degrees and increase their knowledge and skills in curriculum planning and development and integration of technology in classrooms, schools, districts, and other educational settings

  • Completed admission application packet, including a $50 nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University;
  • Official transcript indicating conferral of a bachelor’s degree by a regionally accredited institution (2.5 minimum cumulative grade-point average required);
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions.

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
EDU 5000 Orientation to the Graduate Teacher Education Program 0
CIT 500 Theories of Learning 3
CIT 501 Curriculum and Instruction 3
CIT 502 Research in Education: Process and Application 3
CIT 503 Assessment of Learning 3
CIT 520 Introduction to Media and Instruction 3
CIT 522 Internet for Educators 3
CIT 524 Introduction to Web Authoring 3
CIT 609 Special Topics in Curriculum Design 1 3
CIT 610 Special Topics in Curriculum Design 2 3
CIT 622 Technology and the School Curriculum 3
CIT 630 Web 2.0 Tools: Applications for Teaching and Learning 3

Elective

Choose one three-credit elective course 3

TOTAL CREDITS: 36

The special topics courses are one of many practical applications included in the curriculum, instruction, and technology specialization. This culminating experience is the final step in the completion of the program. In Special Topics I, students survey issues in curriculum planning, organization, and design, including programs in elementary and secondary schools, courses of study, teaching and resources, evaluation of curriculum, and curriculum design and delivery. In Special Topics II, students are required to provide an analysis and synthesis of the individual student’s learning experiences through research, evaluation, and practical application of projects, programs, and procedures developed throughout the program of study.

Coursework for the master's degree in curriculum and instruction is conducted entirely online and at an accelerated pace using a cohort model. Students from various geographic areas are grouped based on their term start, and progress through the six-week program modules together. This approach allows students to receive and submit coursework and interact with participants and professors via the Internet. This distance education option allows busy professionals and international students the option to complete their degree without having to leave their jobs or travel a long distance to our South Florida campuses.

Faculty members in the Department of Higher Education Leadership & Instructional Technology are dedicated to preparing you for roles as leaders, researchers, and policy makers in local, state, national and global education agencies, organizations, and institutions. Hailing from NSU and other major universities and institutions throughout the country and around the world, our faculty are highly respected professional practitioners and recognized scholars who are carefully selected on the basis of their subject area expertise, teaching abilities, and professional involvement. Furthermore, they are united in their desire to not only educate, but to inspire students to use what they learn to motivate others.

Meet the Faculty and Staff of the Department of Higher Education Leadership & Instructional Technology

  • Satisfactory completion of all required coursework;
  • Successful completion of the special topics, including the portfolio;
  • Cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher;
  • Completed application for degree.

Students are advised to contact their state department of education or an Enrollment Services Representative (Academic Advisor) to determine if this program is suitable for certification/licensure and their career goals.

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