Master of Science Degree in Curriculum and Instruction
Certificates of Advanced Study in Teaching and Learning
Certificate in Mathematics Teacher Leadership
What Makes Our Programs Special?
- Flexibility! Classes are held during evenings, summers and online to accommodate working schedules.
- Interaction with Curriculum and Instruction graduate faculty members, who have years of experience as teachers, collaborators with schools, researchers, and are state and nationally recognized experts in their fields.
- The opportunity to study the most current theories and practices in curriculum design and instructional methods.
- Interaction with metropolitan area educators, and the chance to learn from their ideas and experiences.
- The opportunity to improve your professional expertise; elevate the academic experiences of those you teach within the educational contexts in which you work; and expand your disciplinary and content knowledge.
Masters of Science Degree in Curriculum and Instruction
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) offers a graduate program of study in curriculum and instruction. Successful completion of the program of study leads to a Master of Science (MS) degree that includes:
- Three concentration areas:
- Subject Focus Area (i.e. English Education, Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teacher Leadership, Reading Education, Science Education, Urban Social Studies Education).
- Instructional Level Focus Area (i.e. Early Childhood, Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence, Early Adolescence/Adolescence).
- Cross-Curricular Focus Area (i.e. Specialists within Administrative Leadership, Cultures and Communities Education).
- A 30 credit degree, including completion of the Master’s Seminar in Curriculum or Thesis.
- Transcript designations in specific Subject Focus Areas.
Application materials and additional information available on the Graduate School’s Curriculum and Instruction webpage.
Note: Successful completion of UWM’s MS in Curriculum and Instruction – Focus on Reading program does not qualify students for initial educator licensure by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.
A candidate seeking licensure in the State of Iowa must first be licensed/certified as an educator in the state in which preparation was completed. UWM will assist candidates in contacting the appropriate licensing board in the state in which the candidate’s preparation was completed and will assist the candidate in understanding the requirements of the appropriate licensing board prior to the candidate’s completion of UWM’s MS in Curriculum and Instruction – Focus on Reading program.
A candidate seeking subsequent licensure from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners must contact that Board ((515) 281-5849; http://www.boee.iowa.gov/) for licensure requirements in Iowa.
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Certificate of Advanced Study in Teaching and Learning
Gain the knowledge, skills, and research tools you need as an educator to measure and make evidence-based claims as to your effectiveness in the classroom. The set of five, three-credit graduate courses included in this certificate program will prepare you with the knowledge base needed to engage in data-driven, action research that draws from the use of formative, benchmark, and summative assessments and leads to effective upgrades in instruction. Certificates may be earned in the following areas:
- Social Studies
- Interdisciplinary Study
- English, Literacy Studies, Adolescent Literature, Children’s Literature
- Second Language Acquisition
Once you’ve earned your certificate, you will be positioned to become a school and district leader with an integrated set of instruction, assessment, and research skills needed to advance student achievement levels in your respective discipline.
The Certificate program:
- Is comprised of five, linked 3-credit graduate courses.
- Offers current research on instruction, learning, and assessment.
- Includes an integrated critical and systematic examination of classroom practice.
- Provides the evidence-based upgrades needed to improve student learning.
Application materials and additional information available on the Graduate School’s Certificate of Advanced Study in Teaching and Learning webpage.
Certificate in Mathematics Teacher Leadership
Develop knowledge and capacity as a mathematics teacher leader to support excellence in mathematics instruction, learning, and programs. You will study mathematical learning trajectories, high-leverage mathematics teaching practices, and current research in mathematics education. The program will prepare you to utilize content-focused leadership and coaching within schools, districts, and other educational settings. The Certificate program:
- Requires 15-credits of graduate coursework.
- Includes courses in instructional improvement and mathematics education.
- Culminates with a capstone course in mathematics instructional leadership.
- Engages you in professional mathematics organizations at the local, state, and national levels.
- Networks you within a collaborative, professional community of mathematics educators.
Application materials and additional information available on the Graduate School’s Certificate in Mathematics Teacher Leadership webpage.