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2015-2016 Graduate Catalogue 
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Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision Specialization, M.Ed.

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Graduate Coordinator, Curriculum/Instruction Supervision: Dr. Amy Garrett Dikkers

The specialization in Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision is designed to provide advanced study to prepare graduates to be effective school and district level curriculum and instructional leaders, and is appropriate for classroom teachers, building administrators, teacher educators, and other personnel who play a supervisory role in the professional development of others.


Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission to the M.Ed. with specialization in Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field and are strongly encouraged to have completed three years of teaching experience (contact the Program Coordinator with questions about this requirement).

The following materials must be submitted in addition to the application for Graduate School:

  1. Official copies of transcripts from all institutions attended (graduate and undergraduate).
  2. Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT).  Scores more than five years old at the time of application will not be considered.
  3. Candidates must hold or be qualified to hold a Class “A” teacher license in at least one area of education.
  4. Three years of teaching experience preferred.
  5. A statement of purpose delineating professional background, future goals, and how obtaining the degree helps in meeting stated goals.
  6. Three recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant roles.
  7. Bachelor’s degree earned from a regionally accredited institution, completed before graduate study begins.
  8. Application and supplemental documents must be submitted by the published deadline.


Degree Requirements (36 total credit hours)

Curriculum and Instruction Sequence (6 credit hours required)

Research and Evaluation (6 credit hours required)

Electives (12 credit hours required)

Electives in Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision are chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor. Electives from other graduate programs in the Watson College of Education or UNCW may be chosen. A maximum of six credit hours of graduate credit may be transferred from another regionally accredited institution in partial fulfillment of the total hours required for the program.  National Board Certification is equivalent to 3 elective credit hours.

Culminating Project/Thesis (6 credit hours required)

Exit Requirement

All students must complete either a culminating project or thesis. All students must take and pass EDL 596  and either EDL 597  or EDL 599 . All students must defend either the culminating project or thesis. In the thesis option, students must submit the thesis to the Graduate School.

NC Licensure Requirement

To receive state licensure, candidates also must pass the licensure examination required by the state of North Carolina and submit the necessary paperwork to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

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