Curriculum and Instruction

State University of New York Potsdam

12 months
22650 USD/year
22650 USD/year
11090 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Curriculum and Instruction program from State University of New York Potsdam is designed to meet the needs and interests of all education professionals.

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Those individuals who seek to obtain professional certification will find that the program not only meets the state requirements for certification, but has the flexibility to provide for individualized course planning. Individuals who wish to obtain a Masters in education, but are not seeking professional certification will find a program with the ability to be individualized to meet unique professional goals. Whether you are looking for professional certification, or the foundations to become an educator and leader, the Curriculum and Instruction program from State University of New York Potsdam is designed to meet your needs:

A. Professional Teaching Certification

This path is designed for students with initial New York State Certification who seek to complete the academic requirements for Professional certification. Each candidate will develop an individualized program of study in collaboration with the candidates adviser.

B. General Education (Alternative Focus Areas for Educators)

Candidates not seeking New York State teaching certification, but are interested in applying educational pedagogy in a variety of classroom/non-classroom contexts, may pursue electives in a particular focal area, or take a handcrafted set of electives based upon student's interests and career goals.

Each student will meet with and design a program that includes educational pedagogy cornerstones such as philosophical foundations, research, curriculum & evaluation, technology in education, and more. Further, a culminating research project is designed to assist the student with synthesizing the fundamental concepts of education into a skillset that can be utilized immediately in the workplace. Review the option "B" advising form here to understand the course layout and options.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Curriculum and Evaluation
  • Using Spreadsheets in Teaching School Mathematics
  • Topics in Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
  • Diversity & Advocacy in Education
  • Integrating the Arts into the Elementary Classroom
  • Creative & Affective Experiences in Early Childhood
  • Creative Problem Solving – Mathematics
  • Teaching Mathematics in a Technological World

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. International students should consult the International Graduate Student page for information on U.S. Equivalency guidelines. An unofficial transcript may be submitted for the purpose of obtaining an admissions decision. 
  • International students where English is not their primary language must refer to the International Graduate Student page to obtain information about important requirements regarding English language proficiency.
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 GPA in the most recent 60 credit hours

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11325 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    22650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11325 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5545 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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