These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2017-2018 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.
Thirty-six (36) semester hours are required for the MACI. Twenty-seven (27) of these semester hours must be taken as core-residency courses taught by Aurora University faculty on campus or at designated off-campus sites. The remaining courses in the degree may be satisfied through transfer coursework, on-campus graduate education coursework, or Aurora University coursework offered in conjunction with Aurora University's network of collaborating academic partners.
The School of Education Graduate Faculty Committee may accept a maximum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate credit from regionally accredited institutions of higher learning for application toward elective-degree requirements.
Transfer credit must be accepted prior to enrollment in the first MACI course. Graduate faculty reserve the right to decide on the applicability of any and all transfer credit. All courses must be less than five years old at the time of admission and must be completed with a grade of "B" or better. An official transcript must be provided. It is university policy that no more than six (6) semester hours taken as a "student-at-large" may be applied toward a graduate-degree program.
Degree Requirements for Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction
- 27 semester hours in core courses
- 9 semester hours in courses selected in conjunction with graduate program advisor
General Core Courses: 27 semester hours required for all programs
|EDU6020||Assessment in Schools (3)|
|EDU6030||The Individual, Cognition and Learning (3)|
|EDU6040||The Learning Environment (3)|
|EDU6050||Technology in the School of the Future (3)|
|EDU6060||Scholarship Applied to Teaching (3)|
|EDU6070||Introduction to Action Research (3)|
|EDU6090||Contemporary Issues in Curriculum & Instruction|
|EDU6200||Curriculum for Diversity|
|EDU6630||Curriculum Development & Evaluation|
Education Electives: 9 semester hours from the list below
|EDU5370||Adolescent Development and Learning (3)|
|EDU5440||Middle School: Mission and Methods (3)|
|EDU5610||Survey of the Exceptional Individual (3)|
|EDU5810||Conflict Mediation (3)|
|EDU6170||Methods and Materials for Teaching ELLs in Bilingual Programs (3)|
|EDU6320||Effective Comprehension Instruction (3)|
|EDU6330||Literacy in the Content Area (3)|
|EDU6610||Educational Leadership (3)|
|EDU6640||School and Community Relations (3)|
|EDU6650||School Law (3)|
|OEDS6831||Advanced Applications of Educational Technology (Tech II) (3)|
|OEDS5030||Technology and Engaged Learning (Tech III) (3)|
|OEDS6572||Cooperative Discipline (3)|
|OEDS6360||Differentiation of Instruction (3)|
|OEDS6441||The Collaborative Classroom (3)|
Many additional electives are available through the university's network of collaborating academic partners. Complete listings are available in the MACI office.