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Education - Curriculum and Instruction, M.A.

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The Master of Arts program is designed primarily for certified teachers. Those seeking initial certification may be required to take undergraduate courses that do not apply toward the master’s degree.

Our Master of Arts degree in Education provides educators with the expertise to lead our schools, strengthen our communities, and prepare students for tomorrow’s challenges.

The Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction helps prepare teachers who want to become instructional coaches or curriculum resource specialists. This degree allows licensed teachers to add the master's level to their teaching licensure. Students in this program have opportunities to take classes in several different disciplines. While this degree does not allow for an additional added area of licensure, students may gain the Gifted and Talented endorsement or the project-based learning endorsement through their elective coursework.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Designing and Implementing Curriculum 
  • Educational Assessment and Grading 
  • Technology Literacy for Teachers 
  • Education of Students with Exceptionalities 
  • Nature of Learning Disabilities 
  • Foundations and Current Trends in Literacy Research and Practice 
  • Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas 

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Graduated from an accredited institution or a teacher education program that is recognized by the South Carolina Board of Education and have satisfactorily completed an accredited program of initial teacher certification
  • An undergraduate minimum GPA of 2.75 (3.0 preferred) or permission of the director of graduate studies in education
  • Completed the graduate application form, accompanied by a one-time, non-refundable application fee
  • Two completed recommendations by persons familiar with the candidate’s teaching (e.g. principal, assistant 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    415 USD/credit
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  • National

    415 USD/credit
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  • 1083 - 1850 USD/month
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