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Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Early and Middle Childhood Education Online

Gain a comprehensive understanding of how to develop curriculum using educational theory and student evaluation with this 100 percent online program.

06/21/21 Next Application Due Date
07/05/21 Start Classes

Program Overview

Why Consider the MS in Curriculum and Instruction Online at Barry University

$15,084 Total Tuition
As few as 24 months Program Duration
36 Credits

The Barry University Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Early and Middle Childhood Education online program prepares you to work with, improve, and create curriculum for early and middle-aged children. It features rigorous coursework with an emphasis on the basic principles of curriculum development, research designs, and the collection and analysis of data.

In this online Curriculum and Instruction master’s program you will study historical and current trends in educational advances and their impact on public and private schools from an instructional leadership perspective. Core curriculum highlights the advancement of literacy instruction, the integration of best practices to develop stronger readers, and the impact of social, political, psychological, and economic factors in a child’s education. Graduates will be able to adhere to organizational standards to evaluate, design, and implement instructional materials.

Barry’s highly engaged faculty have real-world experience, with most holding a PhD or the highest degree available in their area of expertise. We welcome diverse thought and encourage students to leave their mark and influence change.

SACS-COC Accredited

Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Barry University.

In this online program, you will gain:

  • Expertise in the area of curriculum design, development, and pedagogy
  • Strategies and techniques that seamlessly integrate key subject areas (science, mathematics, social sciences, reading, and the arts) into the teaching and learning process
  • Opportunities through field experiences to practice the 21st century skills of collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking while putting community-based service learning concepts into action
  • Consideration and respect for social and cultural influences on student learning within richly diverse educational settings
  • The ability to adapt curricular, instructional, and assessment practices using a social justice framework
  • An understanding of statewide accountability systems and the interrelationships among Florida PK-8 standards and teacher quality*

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Tuition

Our Budget-Friendly Tuition Can Be Paid As You Go

Tuition for the Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Early and Middle Childhood Education online is $14,616. There is a $30 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition. Tuition is the same whether you live inside or outside Florida and can be paid by the course.

$419 Per Credit
$15,084 Total Tuition

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Program Per Credit Per 3-Credit Course Per Program
Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Early and Middle Childhood Education $419 $1,257 $15,084

Calendar

Important Dates for Our Students

The Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Early and Middle Childhood Education online program features six convenient start dates per year. After selecting your desired start date, consider deadlines for completing an application, turning in all required documentation, registering for classes, and paying tuition.

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06/21/21 Next Application Due Date
07/05/21 Next Class Start Date

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Please refer to the full academic calendar for more details, including refund policies and dates.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline * Last Class Day
Spring A January 11, 2021 December 28, 2020 January 4, 2021 January 4, 2021 January 6, 2021 February 27, 2021
Spring B March 8, 2021 February 22, 2021 March 1, 2021 March 1, 2021 March 3, 2021 April 24, 2021
Summer A May 17, 2021 May 3, 2021 May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021 May 12, 2021 July 3, 2021
Summer B July 5, 2021 June 21, 2021 June 28, 2021 June 28, 2021 June 30, 2021 August 21, 2021
Fall A August 23, 2021 August 9, 2021 August 16, 2021 August 16, 2021 August 18, 2021 October 9, 2021
Fall B October 18, 2021 October 4, 2021 October 11, 2021 October 11, 2021 October 13, 2021 December 4, 2021

*Payment must be received in full by the stated deadline regardless of financial aid arrangements. Failure to pay, or a balance on the account, will result in the student being dropped from courses, regardless of when the student registered. Students who do not register prior to the registration deadline must wait for the following term.

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Admissions

Follow Our Streamlined Admission Requirements for the Online Curriculum and Instruction Degree

To be considered for the Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Early and Middle Childhood Education online, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. A GRE or MAT is required for those with a GPA below 3.0. Potential students must submit two letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose/personal essay.

Bachelor’s degree From a regionally accredited institution
Two letters of recommendation
No GRE/MAT required
Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA

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Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • No teaching certificate required
  • No GRE/MAT required
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required
  • Applicants whose cumulative GPA is under 3.0 may be provisionally admitted to the program. To be fully admitted to the program, the student must attain a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 by the end of the provisional period determined by the program director.*
  • Statement of purpose essay
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to Barry at this address:

    Mail to:

    Office of Graduate Admissions
    Barry University
    11300 NE 2nd Avenue
    Miami, FL 33161

    OR

    Electronic:

    • By email, sent directly from the institution to [email protected]
    • SPEEDE (also known as EDI Service)
    • Parchment Exchange
    • National Student Clearinghouse
    • eScrip-Safe
    • JST System (military)

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*Those applicants whose cumulative GPA scores are less than 2.5 will only be admitted to the program under special circumstances and as recommended by the program director.

Courses

Advance Your Knowledge in These MS in Curriculum and Instruction Online Classes

Earn the Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Early and Middle Childhood Education online by completing 12 courses for a total of 36 credits. Most courses are seven weeks in length. Two courses are 14 weeks in length.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

This course explores major research designs and methods emphasizing underlying assumptions, inquiry aims, participant selection, data collection and analysis, interpretation of findings, conclusions, and reporting.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

Through the study of the basic principles of curriculum development, educators and curriculum leaders are provided with knowledge, skills, and experiences to be actively involved in multiple facets of curriculum development, including planning, design, developmental processes and approaches, implementation, evaluation, and improvement/change. Development of curriculum will systemically address technology integration, evidenced-based practices, innovative and collaborative learning experiences, and the impact of social, political, psychological, and economic factors.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

This course surveys historical and current trends in educational curriculum development and their impact on public and non-public schools from an instructional leadership perspective.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

This course will prepare educators to be proficient in the application of a variety of instructional strategies. A study of pedagogical models will provide the foundation upon which educators can reflect upon best practices and meet the needs of diverse learners.

Duration: 14 weeks   |   Credits: 3

This course is designed to provide the experienced teacher with a comprehensive perspective on the principles of mentoring and coaching. Class sessions will focus on providing awareness of the knowledge base related to mentoring, as well as a set of mentoring skills and various strategies for applying the functions and behaviors associated with effective mentoring. Individuals responsible for the planning and implementation of teacher induction and orientation programs will also benefit from this course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

The focus of this course is upon how assessment data is used to inform instruction and enhance student learning. Outcomes of student learning need to be connected to activism and advocacy for appropriate assessment practices. Consideration of assessment practices and instruments will be in light of students’ diverse needs and cultures and the communities within which they live and learn. Presents the basic principles of development, implementation, and assessment of students’ work in light of desired learner outcomes within the current sociopolitical context. Emphasis is given to differentiated assessment practices with a focus on problem-based standards-based systems. Discusses statewide accountability systems; the issues surrounding high-stakes assessment practices; and the interrelationships between statewide PK-12 standards, accountability, and teacher quality. Identifies appropriate assessment strategies for diverse needs and populations found within inclusionary educational settings.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

Provides knowledge, skills, and dispositions to effectively establish mathematical foundations for students. Provides methods and instructional strategies for teaching early and middle childhood mathematics. Examines NCTM Standards, the Florida Sunshine State Standards, Subject Matter Content, and ESOL strategies as related to mathematical teaching and learning. Field experiences required. Prerequisite: Fully admitted to Barry University’s Graduate programs or teacher certification.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

In this course students will acquire the knowledge and instructional methodology needed to be effective social studies teachers in the early and middle elementary school grades. The course will examine the nature and content encompassed in the term 'social studies,' and the theoretical approaches to the creation of curriculum, as well as the strategies, skills and modes of reasoning used in the social sciences. It correlates social studies content with the National Council of Social Studies Strands and disciplines and the Florida Sunshine State Standards. A focus is on social studies as a self-contained discipline as well as an integrated component of the elementary school curriculum. There will be opportunities for students to demonstrate both social science reasoning and research and the use of methods, strategies and materials to engage their students in their social studies classes through co-requisite field experiences.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

Provides knowledge, skills, and dispositions to effectively establish science foundations for students. Provides methods and instructional strategies for teaching early and middle childhood science. Emphasis is on developing critical thinking skills and hands-on science methodology. Examines NSTA Standards, the Florida Sunshine State Standards, Subject Matter Content, and ESOL strategies as related to science teaching and learning. Field experiences required. Prerequisite: Fully admitted to Barry University’s Graduate programs or teacher certification.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

This advanced course supports teachers by providing theories, models and techniques necessary to improve literacy/reading and thinking skills in the P-12 classroom. Teachers will learn strategies to help organize children's thinking, with an emphasis on reading/literacy skills.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

The emphasis in this course is on the application and infusion of community resources and service learning in support of Early and Middle Childhood student-learning achievement. Through experiential learning, collaboration, and interdisciplinary curriculum and instruction, this course models and exemplifies how to place community-based service learning concepts into action. There will be opportunities to interact with the community through field experiences.

Duration: 14 weeks   |   Credits: 3

Advances the concepts, ideas, and learning gained in curriculum and instruction. Serves as a capstone course which results in an applied action research project in classroom settings. Field Experience required. Prerequisite: Fully admitted to Barry University’s Graduate programs or teacher certification and completion of EDR 601 Methodology of Research.

*This program does not lead to licensure.

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