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

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Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Early and Middle Childhood Education Online
Complete Coursework: as few as 24 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $14,616

The Barry University Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Early and Middle Childhood Education online program gives you a comprehensive understanding of how to develop curriculum using educational theory and student evaluation. Graduates will be able to adhere to organizational standards to evaluate, design, and implement instructional materials.

This 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. 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.

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.

In this 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*

*This program does not lead to licensure.

Courses

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.

To see the full list of our MS in C&I – Early and Middle Childhood Education online courses, view courses.

Admissions

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.

To learn more about our MS in C&I – Early and Middle Childhood Education online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

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.

To learn more about our MS in C&I – Early and Middle Childhood Education online, view tuition.

Calendar

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.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the MS in C&I – Early and Middle Childhood Education online, view calendar.

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Courses

For the Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Early and Middle Childhood Education online, the curriculum is comprised of 12 courses totaling 36 credits.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 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   |   Credit Hours: 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   |   Credit Hours: 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   |   Credit Hours: 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: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 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   |   Credit Hours: 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   |   Credit Hours: 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   |   Credit Hours: 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   |   Credit Hours: 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   |   Credit Hours: 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   |   Credit Hours: 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   |   Credit Hours: 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.

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Admissions

Let’s get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Early and Middle Childhood Education online program.

MS in C&I – Early and Middle Childhood Education Online Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required. GRE waiver with 3.0 GPA on undergraduate transcript. If under 3.0, provisional admittance pending receipt of GRE/MAT. No minimum GRE/MAT score required.
  • Statement of purpose essay
  • No teaching certificate required

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

    Or submit electronically via one of these services:

    • By email, sent directly from the institution to myapplicationdocs@barry.edu
    • SPEEDE (also known as EDI Service)
    • Parchment Exchange
    • National Student Clearinghouse
    • eScrip-Safe
    • JST System (military)

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Tuition

Tuition for the Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Early and Middle Childhood Education online program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees except the application fee are included in the total tuition cost.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-credit course Per Program
Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Early and Middle Childhood Education $406 $1,218 $14,616
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Calendar

With six start dates each year, the Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Early and Middle Childhood Education online program is convenient and accessible.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Summer Term B July 1, 2019 June 17, 2019 June 24, 2019 June 24, 2019 June 26, 2019 August 17, 2019
Fall Term A August 26, 2019 August 12, 2019 August 19, 2019 August 19, 2019 August 21, 2019 October 12, 2019
Fall Term B October 21, 2019 October 4, 2019 October 10, 2019 October 14, 2019 October 16, 2019 December 7, 2019
Spring Term A January 13, 2020 December 30, 2019 January 6, 2020 January 6, 2020 January 8, 2020 February 29, 2020
Spring B March 9, 2020 February 24, 2020 March 2, 2020 March 2, 2020 March 4, 2020 April 25, 2020

*B Terms for MS Curriculum and Instruction – Early and Middle Childhood Education are non-financial aid starts.

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