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M.S. in Curriculum Program (Instructional Technology or Teacher Leadership)
Western’s M.S. in Education degree program enhances and develops careers in teaching. The program maintains professional relationships with the broader educational community and is committed to the continuous support and development of cooperative projects and services with area schools. The M.S. in Education program empowers students to attain the highest standards of academic achievement, personal development, and ethical conduct.
1. Investigate curriculum theory and associated research as these apply to classroom practices directed toward the improvement of instruction as indicated by the design of curriculum, website, or grant in the capstone project.
B. Graduates of this program will value and infuse diversity;
1. Expand his or her professional knowledge base regarding the education and development of exceptional, gifted, talented, and disabled students in a regular classroom as indicated by the creation of a research proposal that impacts learning for the diverse classroom.
2. Accurately assess and analyze student learning, reflecting on adjustments needed for both instruction and assessment as indicated by the measuring student learning project.
C. The program will prepare educators who demonstrate a spirit of inquiry, the use of critical thinking skills, and the habits of the reflective practitioner;
1. Demonstrate the ability to be both a consumer of information and a producer of educational research through the use of inquiry, critical analysis, and synthesis as indicated by the investigation of a selected research project.