Curriculum, Instrution, and Assessment
This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*
Teachers are leaders too. Pursue your Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization. In this curriculum, you prepare to lead and assess instruction in diverse settings. As a scholar, you will investigate historical, theoretical, and philosophical foundations of human learning, with an emphasis on adult learning. Study adult learning theory and a variety of pedagogical models. Incorporate modern technology to enhance learning. Exercise your leadership skills to promote effective learning. Design and deliver lessons and evaluate settings for instruction. Take advanced courses online or in downtown Denver, and improve your skills at assessment, teaching, and instructional design.
To fulfill the requirements for the Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialization, you must successfully:
- Complete program coursework of 30 credits; and
- Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.
Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student's transcript and diploma will reflect the date the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.
To complete the requirements of this specialization, you must attend in-residence weekends in Denver, CO (Friday midday to Sunday midday - dates TBD) for courses ORG 7272, ORG 7101, ORG 8542. Please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about this in-residence requirement.
This degree is not designed for those students who are seeking certification credentials from the several states’ departments of education for careers as public school administrators or principals.
An online degree from the University of the Rockies (UoR) does not lead to teacher licensure in any state. If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at UoR to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. UoR graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of UoR's online education programs are CAEP,* TEAC, or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student's criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state's policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.
*The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
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