Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction Degree

William Woods University

Education today is a dynamic process that must respond quickly to changes in cultural, demographic, technological and other forces. The William Woods University Education Specialist in Curriculum & Instruction degree program prepares you to respond to these challenges through an understanding of transformative curriculum design and its implication for learning. This program outlines effective practices for curriculum leadership and will help you clarify your educational values while emphasizing the critical interrelationship of curriculum, instruction and assessment. You will be exposed to various means of curriculum reform, as well as a variety of reform initiatives. The Education specialist program is designed to correlate with the Missouri Superintendent Standards as the focal point of curriculum leadership, focusing on pedagogy, current research and educational trends.

At William Woods, you’ll be participating in an Education graduate program known for its excellence and for providing a significant number of the leaders in Missouri’s state school system. As one of these students, you will have the opportunity to learn from active practitioners in the field and make the connections you need for leadership and career growth.

This degree is designed to fit the schedules of working pk-12 teachers and can be completed in two years or less through evening courses taught in convenient locations around the state. You can expect rigorous coursework with real-world relevance, designed and taught by professionals who have proven their expertise. We structure the schedule intentionally to keep students together, allowing you to develop lasting relationships with peers focused on similar career goals. And, to make this an investment you can count on, your tuition will not go up as long as you stay continuously enrolled.

Your education specialist degree at work

This program is designed for teachers, instructional coaches, curriculum directors and principals with an interest in staying current in instructional and circular issues in pk-12 schools. As a graduate, you will be trained as a leader in the areas of curriculum construction, instructional development and assessment. You may become a curriculum, instruction or assessment leader within a school district; or a master teacher or teacher leader.


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Fulton , United States

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