Five-Year Combined B.A./M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction

The purpose of this program is to allow students to complete their course of study over a five-year period, and at the end of that five-year period leave Caldwell University with a B.A. in their chosen major (e.g. chemistry, biology, mathematics), K-12 Teaching Certification in their major or K-6 Elementary Education Certification, AND an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction (A cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be maintained to stay in the program).

The coursework focuses in three main areas of study:

  1. The CORE curriculum
  2. The content area or subject matter major (e.g., chemistry, biology, mathematics, English and social studies)
  3. Education coursework leading to a teaching credential and graduate degree

Undergraduate education courses

  • ED 206 Philosophical and Historical Foundations of Education (3) 9-hour field requirement
  • ED 331 Introduction to Education of the Exceptional Child (3) 40-hour field requirement
  • ED 340 Teaching Reading/Language Arts 40-hour field requirement
  • ED 348 Content Area/Learning and Literacy (Secondary) (3) 40-hour field requirement
  • ED 470 & ED 475 Student Teaching and Student Teaching Seminar (12)

Graduate level education courses leading to an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction

  • ED 447 Instructional Technology (3)*
  • ED 448S Instructional Design I (3)* or 448E Instructional Design I 60-hour field requirement
  • ED 449S Instructional Design II (3)* or 449E Instructional Design II 60-hour field requirement
  • ED 575 Ethics, Education, and Society (3)
  • ED 580 Models of Teaching and Instruction (3)
  • ED 590 Curriculum in Multicultural Society (3)
  • ED 598 Strategies for Curriculum Change and Development (3)
  • ED 599 Integrating Technology into Curriculum and Instruction (3)
  • ED 610 Educational Research I (3)
  • ED 611 Educational Research II (3)
  • Education coursework at the graduate level (6)

*For students in this program, these three courses will be considered graduate level, and, therefore, will be expected to complete additional assignments.

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