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Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) – National Board Certification PreK-12 Online

Empower yourself with the tools to make a positive impact on student learning as a highly qualified educator in public and private school settings. This affordable and accredited online program from Emporia State University is designed to prepare you for the review process to become a National Board Certified Teacher.

Overview

Empower yourself with the tools to maximize student learning as a highly qualified educator in public and private school settings. The Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) – National Board Certification PreK-12 online at Emporia State University prepares you for the review process to become a National Board Certified Teacher.

$10,296 Total Tuition

As few as 12 months Duration

33 Credit Hours

In the 100% online coursework, you will receive guidance on developing your portfolio and organizing supportive professional documentation, as designed and required by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards® (NBPTS). You'll also explore practical application of data, trends and innovations in contemporary teaching strategies to effectively educate students of all backgrounds.

Core courses include Curriculum Leadership: Models and Strategies; Cultural Influences and Educational Practices; Supporting Technology Integration for School Leaders; Developing Authentic Assessments, and more.

Our NCATE-accredited program incorporates a school-based project as well as an embedded practicum—providing you the opportunity to develop and demonstrate your learning and teaching skills.


In this online MS C&I – National Board Certification program, you will:

  • Prepare for the rigorous process of receiving National Board Certification as recognized by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards® (NBPTS)
  • Learn to design and implement curriculum for grades PreK-12
  • Apply course material to improve critical thinking and problem solving as well as decisions related to evaluating and producing curriculum for national, state and local levels
  • Gain practical understanding of fundamental principles, generalizations, and theories of curriculum leadership, curriculum models, and educational research
  • Develop and hone leadership skills in the area of technology integration and its partnership with curriculum reform

This online program prepares you for roles such as:

  • National Board Certified Teacher Leader
  • Curriculum Director
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Instructional Specialist
  • Curriculum and Assessment Director
  • Curriculum and Instruction Director
  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Curriculum Specialist

Please note this program does not lead to obtaining a teaching license.


Accreditations:

NCATE Accredited
The Teachers College at Emporia State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
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Tuition

Tuition for the MS in Curriculum & Instruction – National Board Certification PreK-12 online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees for the MS program are included. However, additional fees specific to the National Board process will apply. For more details please contact the NBC administrator: Alvin Peters at 620-341-6788 or gpeters@emporia.edu

$312 Per Credit Hour

$936 Per 3 Credit Hour Course

$10,296 Total Tuition

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Calendar

The MS in Curriculum & Instruction – National Board Certification PreK-12 program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day of Classes
Fall 2018, Session II October 15, 2018 October 1, 2018 October 4, 2018 October 8, 2018 October 11, 2018 December 5, 2018
Spring 2019, Session I January 15, 2019 January 1, 2019 January 4, 2019 January 8, 2019 January 13, 2019 March 4, 2019
Spring 2019, Session II March 18, 2019 March 4, 2019 March 7, 2019 March 11, 2019 March 14, 2019 May 3, 2019
Summer 2019, Session 1 May 15, 2019 May 1, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 8, 2019 May 13, 2019 June 28, 2019
Summer 2019, Session II July 1, 2019 June 17, 2019 June 20, 2019 June 24, 2019 June 27, 2019 August 16, 2019
Fall 2019, Session I August 19, 2019 August 5, 2019 August 7, 2019 August 12, 2019 August 15, 2019 October 4, 2019
Fall 2019, Session II October 14, 2019 September 30, 2019 October 2, 2019 October 7, 2019 October 10, 2019 December 4, 2019
Spring 2020, Session I January 14, 2020 January 1, 2020 January 3, 2020 January 7, 2020 January 12, 2020 March 3, 2020
Spring 2020, Session II March 16, 2020 March 1, 2020 March 4, 2020 March 9, 2020 March 12, 2020 May 1, 2020
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Admissions

Your journey begins here! The admission process is the first step toward earning your degree. Be sure to get familiar with these requirements to enroll in the MS in Curriculum & Instruction – National Board Certification PreK-12 online program.

MS in Curriculum & Instruction – National Board Certification PreK-12 Online Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher in the last 60 hours of study or an overall GPA average of no less than a 3.0 for a completed master's degree.
  • No GRE, teaching license or experience required for the MS program. However, National Board Certification will require both a teaching license and teaching experience.

Official transcripts from all institutions attended can be submitted via a secure electronic service offered by the issuing institution to gradinfo@emporia.edu or by selecting Emporia State University on the transcript request form, mailed to:

Emporia State University
Campus Box 4003
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801

or overnighted to:

Overnight address:
Emporia State University
Graduate School
Room 313 Plumb Hall
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801

Have a question? Call us at 800-721-2248 800-721-2248.

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Courses

The MS in Curriculum & Instruction – National Board Certification PreK-12 online curriculum is comprised of 11 courses (33 credit hours), including 24 credit hours of core courses and nine credit hours of National Board Certification Area of Concentration courses.

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You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to prepare school leaders (teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, etc.) for the integration and application of diverse educational technologies into classrooms and schools in ways that reflect a theoretical, research-based and practical understanding of curriculum development and the effective uses of technology. Course content explores practical ways to integrate technology into both teaching and learning as well as the critical importance of adequate training and professional development for successful integration

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students completing this course will, as current or future educational leaders, explain and work effectively with the design and management of academic programs, grades Pre-K-12. They will interpret past, current and emerging curriculum initiatives and describe their intended impact on school curricula, teachers and students. Students will also explain and demonstrate in simulated settings processes for creating, implementing and managing local academic programs in the context of those reform initiatives. Students will be asked to apply their knowledge in four projects which gauge how students can successfully apply what they have learned in a variety of curriculum-related settings.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course, differing values and issues in education are addressed, as are the philosophical, historical and social forces that create the issues. Students will be challenged to investigate the historical and cultural antecedents of modern education. They will also examine their own belief systems with regard to the institution of education and to the role and function of the teacher and school leader.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to prepare students to effectively educate culturally, ethnically, racially different, and differently abled students. Major components are: to explore personal biases and methods of overcoming them; explore the basic principles underlying multicultural education and to develop appropriate strategies for teaching, leading, and other functions of the school and its community.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will examine classroom and instructional organization practices that promote effective teaching, student learning, and applications of that learning and student engagement. Students through the course will examine a variety of teaching structures, assessing their potential impact on learning, and will develop a teaching and learning template applicable to their content areas and classroom management and teaching styles.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on authentic assessment as a means of equitable student evaluation. Students will differentiate assessment, evaluation, grading and reporting. Approaches to assessment products, performances, processes, tests, and student self-reflection and self-evaluation are explored in this course. Through triangulation, students will create a balanced assessment plan for one course they teach. Participants will create rubrics for one summative assessment and observation instruments for use in evaluating processes. Students may choose to create instructions for portfolio assessment.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is an introductory graduate-level course in research methodology designed to allow the student to function as a knowledgeable and critical consumer of scholarly research in his/her field. The course will also emphasize the use of action research for program improvement.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The purpose of this course is to provide the opportunity for the candidate to develop and demonstrate his/her abilities as a teacher-leader in one or more areas to be selected in collaboration with the university advisor and the practicum field supervisor from among topics including leadership in curriculum development and assessment development, leadership in faculty development, site-based council management, and leadership on school building leadership teams. Student must complete majority of C&I program prior to practicum start date.

You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to provide teachers with the basic requirements for portfolio development as designed by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Students will have an opportunity to review and study the current portfolio manuals and standards documents in their respective disciplines/developmental levels as well as other relevant publications from the NBPTS. Students will also receive guidance and consultation that will be helpful in gathering and organizing the supportive professional documentation required for the NBPTS assessment procedures.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is for teachers who are candidates for advanced certification as designed by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). The course provides professional support and guidance for teachers during the academic year they are completing the components of the NBPTS process relating to differentiation of instruction and the written center exercises.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is for teachers who are candidates for advanced certification as designed by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Provides professional support and guidance for teachers during the academic year(s) they are completing the two components of the NBPTS assessment process which deal with Teaching Practice and Learning Environment and with Assessments and Data and Professional Learning.

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