• M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction Program Options

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    CCU’s Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (MACI) offers a variety of program options, ranging from 36 credit hours to 39 credit hours, to help tailor your master's degree to your specific educational goals. The scope and sequence of courses are planned to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in your professional field. In the final performance-based assessment, the capstone, you must demonstrate proficiency in instructional design and its delivery methodologies.

    Option 1: M.A. Curriculum and Instruction Paths for CCU Graduates (36-39 credit hours)

    If you have completed a teacher education program through CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies, you may apply graduate credits completed through that program toward a MACI degree.

    • Early Childhood Education path (36 credit hours) – Students may apply two of their CCU Early Childhood Education courses toward a MACI degree; will need 10 additional courses to complete the MACI degree.
    • Elementary Education path (36 credit hours) – Students may apply three of their CCU Elementary Education courses toward the MACI degree; will need nine additional courses to complete the MACI degree.
    • Special Education Generalist path (36 credit hours) – Students may apply three of their CCU Special Education Generalist program courses toward a MACI degree; will need nine additional courses to complete the MACI degree.
    • Alternative Licensing Education path (36 credit hours) – Students may apply five of their CCU Alternative Licensing Education program courses toward the MACI degree; will need seven additional courses to complete the MACI degree.
    • Alternative Licensing Program: Special Education Generalist path (39 credit hours) – Students may apply seven of their CCU Alternative Licensing Program in Special Education courses toward a MACI with an emphasis in Special Education; will need six additional courses courses to complete the MACI degree.

    Option 2: M.A. Curriculum and Instruction Degree for non-CCU Graduates (36 credit hours)

    Students who have not completed a teacher education program through CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies may earn a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction by completing the 27 credits in the Professional Core Requirements as well as 9 elective credits. All students complete a final, semester-long capstone course after all other MACI coursework has been completed, for a total of 36 credits in the MACI degree.

    Graduate Certificates (9 credit hours)

    Graduate-level certificates are offered in conjunction with CCU's MACI program. Each certificate program consists of three 3-credit courses for a total of nine credits.

    • Corporate Education Certificate (9 credit hours) – Prepares students to teach in almost any business environment.
    • Instructional Technology Certificate (9 credit hours) – Provides exposure to instructional approaches and technology tools for developing effective strategies to deliver training to learners.
    • Online Course Developer Certificate (9 credit hours) – Trains students to effectively design, develop, and evaluate online classes in educational or corporate settings.
    • Online Teaching and Learning Certificate (9 credit hours) – Gives students the tools they need to develop an online teaching strategy that enables them to significantly impact individual learners.
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