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Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Curriculum & Instruction Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 18 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $12,480

Overview


Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Curriculum & Instruction Online

Become a leader in curriculum transformation with the Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Curriculum & Instruction. This 100% online program is designed to help you understand and use best practices in learner-centered curriculum and instructional design. Instruction centers on strategies, effective teaching, program evaluation, student assessment, and teacher professional development.

Through research and discussion, you will expand your knowledge of current issues that affect teaching, curriculum, motivation, and student success, and apply that knowledge to your current practice. Learn from the same dedicated faculty who teach on campus and prepare to improve instructional effectiveness in order to meet the needs of 21st-century learners.

In this program, you will:

  • Develop materials and methods for inclusion of students with disabilities in general elementary, middle, and secondary classrooms
  • Address principles of cognitive psychology and brain research for the purpose of improving P-12 student learning and motivation with applications to curricula, learning environments, and instructional strategies
  • Engage in course projects that emphasize the critical-thinking skills needed to shape schools and school systems to meet the diverse needs of all students
  • Learn from real-life scenarios and think critically about ways to drive innovation in school districts and regional, state, and federal education agencies

Courses

In order to earn the Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Curriculum & Instruction online, students must complete 12 courses, comprising 30 credit hours.

To see the full list of online courses for this program, view courses.

Admissions

Take is the first step toward achieving the degree you've been dreaming of. We streamlined the process to make it as quick and easy as possible for you. Admission requirements for the Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Curriculum & Instruction online program include a minimum 3.0 graduate GPA and teaching certificate.

To learn more about the admission requirements for this program, view admissions.

Please review the Program Map to determine eligibility of this program in your state.

Tuition

Tuition for the Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Curriculum & Instruction online program is $12,480. The graduate application fee is $40. Tuition is the same for students living inside or outside Kentucky and can be paid by the course. All fees are included in the total tuition cost.

To learn more about the tuition for this program, view tuition.

Calendar

With multiple start dates each year, the Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Curriculum & Instruction online program is convenient and accessible. After selecting the desired start date, students should 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 this program, view calendar.

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Courses


For the Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Curriculum & Instruction online, students must complete 12 courses, for a total of 30 credit hours.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Legislation and instructional practices relating to the education of students with exceptionalities. Course covers various methods of co-teaching as well as locating, adapting, and developing materials and methods for including students with disabilities in general elementary, middle, and secondary classrooms.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the role of the cooperating teacher in developing and mentoring prospective teachers and interns and standards-based observation and feedback. This course includes a job-embedded requirement of supervising a student in field or clinical experience.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to education research enabling candidates to become effective consumers and users of research in education. It will improve candidates’ ability to apply research findings appropriately in school settings and will lay a foundation for an original action research project.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1.5

In this course students will conduct a comprehensive literature review on a topic that relates to a specific educational issue that impacts P-12 student learning and create a research-based design of an action research project that can be conducted and reported as their capstone project. Course will be taken twice.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1.5

In this course students will conduct and report the results of an research project reflecting synthesis and application of knowledge acquired in prior coursework to address a specific educational issue leading to enhanced P-12 student learning, including data analysis, written summary of research findings, and poster presentation. Course will be taken twice.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of historical, theoretical and philosophical influences on school curriculum and of current trends in curriculum development; familiarization with models of PK-12 curriculum development.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course addresses principles of cognitive psychology and brain research for the purpose of improving P-12 student learning and motivation with applications to curricula, learning environments, and instructional strategies.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Various types of pupil assessment and the use and interpretation of each; mastery learning; criterion reference tests; competence-based instruction and evaluation; selection and use of standardized tests; construction of classroom tests.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course engages candidates in critical thinking about current issues and concerns in education that affect teaching, curriculum, motivation, and student success. Through research and discussion, teachers will expand their knowledge of current issues and apply that knowledge to their current practice.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course is designed to improve teacher instructional effectiveness in order to meet the needs of 21st century learners. Participants will learn new effective pedagogy and implement one or more of the various strategies into their diverse placement, gather data, and analyze the impact on student learning.

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Admissions


Take the first step toward earning your degree online. Find out the requirements for the Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Curriculum & Instruction online, what additional materials you should send, and where you need to send them.

Ed.S. in Teaching and Leading – C&I Online Requirements

  • Complete online application for admission
  • Pay $40 non-refundable application fee
    • If you are an NKU alumni or active/veteran military member, your application fee will be waived.
  • Minimum 3.0 graduate GPA
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework from regionally accredited institutions. One transcript must show successful completion of master’s degree in education or in the content area of the applicant’s teaching certificate
  • A copy of the applicant’s Kentucky teaching certificate showing certification at the Rank II level, or out-of-state equivalent
  • Supplemental application

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

NKU Office of Graduate Education
302 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099

Or email documentation to graduate@nku.edu

Have a question? Call us at 800-985-7215 800-985-7215.

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing the Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Curriculum & Instruction online. The tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included in the total tuition cost.

Program Per Credit Hour Required Fees Total With Fees
Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Curriculum & Instruction $400 $480 $12,480
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Calendar


For the Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Curriculum & Instruction Online

First Starts Program Start Date Application Deadline Registration Deadline Document Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day Registration Open
Fall 2 10/16/19 10/04/19 10/12/19 10/09/19 10/16/19 12/06/19 3/28/2019
Spring 1 01/13/20 01/02/20 01/09/20 01/06/20 01/13/20 02/28/20 10/31/19
Spring 2 03/16/20 03/04/20 03/12/20 03/09/20 03/16/20 05/01/20 10/31/19
Summer 1 05/11/20 04/29/20 05/07/20 05/04/20 05/11/20 06/26/20 TBD
Summer 2 06/29/20 06/17/20 06/25/20 06/22/20 06/29/20 08/14/20 TBD
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