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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction, MAEd


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Program Coordinator: Christy Howard (126 Ragsdale Hall; 252-737-5093; howardch14@ecu.edu)

Concentration Contact Information:

  • Birth through Kindergarten Education: Archana V. Hegde (RW-131 Rivers Building; 252-328-5712; hegdea@ecu.edu)
  • English Education: Todd Finley (132 Ragsdale Hall; 252-328-6695; finleyt@ecu.edu)
  • History/Social Studies Education: Jennifer Gallagher (310 Speight Building; 252-737-5117; gallagherj17@ecu.edu)

The Curriculum and Instruction, MAEd is a program designed to advance curriculum knowledge and instructional competencies and methodologies across a range of educational fields. The program offers concentrations in birth through kindergarten education, English education (9-12), and history/social studies education (9-12).

The degree outcome is to prepare transformative experts in curriculum and instruction in specialized areas. The degree is administratively located in the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education, and History Education in the College of Education, but some concentration courses are offered in other colleges and departments. 

The degree requires a minimum of 33 s.h. as follows:

II. Concentrations - 24 s.h.


Choose one of the following concentrations: 

Electives (9 s.h.)


Choose 9 s.h. from one of the following specialty strands or from an advisor approved strand related to curriculum and instruction in birth through kindergarten education. 

Electives (18 s.h.)


Choose 18 s.h. of approved graduate level electives in the following areas related to curriculum and instruction in English education: adult education, educational technology, educational foundations, elementary education, English education, English, educational leadership, middle grades education and/or other areas in consultation with your program advisor.      

Electives (9 s.h.)


Choose 9 s.h. of approved graduate level electives in the following areas related to curriculum and instruction in history/social studies education: adult education, educational technology, educational foundations, elementary education, geography, history education, history, educational leadership, middle grades education, public administration, political science, and/or other areas in consultation with your program advisor.      

Note:


*   IRB research approval procedures are required for all students in this research series.

** If HIST 6900 is taken as part of the research sequence, it cannot be taken as an elective.

Licensure for the Curriculum and Instruction, MAEd


The Curriculum and Instruction, MAEd leads to a NC Advanced, M Level license in one of the following: Birth-Kindergarten Education, English Grades 9-12 or Social Studies Grades 9-12. Candidates must hold a valid NC initial, A level license in one of the following areas: Birth-Kindergarten, English Grades 9-12 or Social Studies Grades 9-12 in order to be eligible to upgrade the license to the advanced, M level in the same area upon program completion (e.g., A level English 9-12 to receive M level English 9-12).

Candidates may be admitted to the Curriculum and Instruction, MAEd if they do not hold the valid NC initial, A level license in Birth-Kindergarten, English Grades 9-12 or Social Studies Grades 9-12, including anyone with a license in another area, with an out-of-state license, or with no license at all. These candidates will be required to sign the LNNC Waiver and by doing so are duly informed that they will not receive the NC recommendation for Birth-Kindergarten, English Grades 9-12 or Social Studies Grades 9-12 advanced, M level licensure until the NC initial, A level licensure requirements are met in the chosen area, which will include additional NC licensure tests.

The LNNC Waiver can be located at https://education.ecu.edu/graduate/. The waiver should accompany the application for admission to the MAEd.

ECU degree programs satisfy the professional licensure and/or certification requirements in North Carolina and prepare students to sit for these exams. Requirements in other states may be different.

Upon successful completion of ECU educator preparation program degree requirements and licensure requirements for the state of North Carolina candidates will be eligible for an ECU recommendation for a NC license. However, final licensure granting decisions are the sole responsibility of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, not ECU.

Candidates who seek out of state employment or out of state licensure will have to meet the receiving state’s requirements. There is no automatic licensure reciprocity between states. ECU will verify the completion of an approved, accredited program for candidates who seek this verification, but those candidates will be responsible for working with the receiving state to complete any additional requirements to obtain the license and/or employment in the receiving state.

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