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Master of Science (Education, Building Level Administration, Curriculum and Instruction)

The Master of Science in Education (M.S. ED)

The Master of Science in Education (M. S. ED) program is for the student wishing to continue their professional education.  The M. S. ED program is designed for potential candidates who have completed a baccalaureate degree, who are seeking to get into the field of education at a post-secondary level.

M.S. – Education (Program of Study - 33 credit hours)

Course Title Hour(s)
CI 615 Critical Issues in Curriculum Implementation  3
CI 635 Technology and Tools for Curriculum & Instruction 3
EDUC 576   School Finance  3
EDUC 610* Culturally Responsive Instruction  3
EDUC612 Facility Planning 3
EDUC 630  Master's Thesis I   3
EDUC 631* Master's Thesis II  3
EDUC 632  Master's Thesis Continuation (if needed)     1
EDUC 676  Curriculum Leadership & Design 3
EDUC 685 Supervision of Instruction  3
EDUC695  Legal Issues in Education 3
CES 650  Supervision of School Counselors  3

*  Key Assessment Course   

The Master of Science (M.S. ED) Building-Level Administrator

The Master of Science (M.S. ED) Building-Level Administrator program is designed for the teacher wishing to continue their professional education.  The Building Level Administrator license program is designed for applicants who have completed a baccalaureate degree in a teaching field, who are seeking advanced study and administrative licensure.  It is designed to be an induction model for new principals and a continuing professional education model for experienced educators who seek additional knowledge, dispositions, and performances outside their content area.

To obtain State of Indiana – Building Level Administration License:

  • Hold a Proficient Practitioner or Accomplished Practitioner license.
  • Pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment test. Go to http://www.in.nesinc.com/ for more information.
  • Complete an approved program in Building Level Administration.
  • Complete the required CPR/AED/Heimlich training
  • Suicide Prevention Training Certificate.

M.S. – Building Level Administration Program of Study (36 credit hours)

Course Title Hour(s)
EDUC 553* Principalship 3
EDUC 576 School Finance  3
EDUC 610 Culturally Responsive Instruction to the 21st Century 3
EDUC 612 Facility Planning 3
EDUC 630 Master's Thesis I   3
EDUC 631* Master's Thesis II  3
EDUC 632 Master's Thesis Continuation  (if needed) 1
EDUC 678*  Curriculum & Assessment Leadership  3
EDUC 685     Supervision of Instruction & Personnel   3
EDUC 695  Legal Issues in Education     3
EDUC 698* Internship I         3
EDUC 699* Internship II    3
CES 650 Supervision of School Counselors  3

* Key Assessment Course

 

Building Level Administration Licensure Only Program of Study (21 credit hours)

Course Title Hour(s)
EDUC 553* Principalship  3
EDUC 678* Curriculum & Assessment Leadership 3
EDUC 685 Supervision of Instruction & Personnel  3
EDUC 695 Legal Issues in Education  3
EDUC 698*  Internship I    3
EDUC 699* Internship II   3
CES 650  Supervision of School Counselors  3

* Key Assessment Course

The Master of Science (M.S. Ed) Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Science (M.S. Ed) Curriculum and Instruction in the Content Area program of study is designed for potential candidates who have completed a baccalaureate degree in a teaching field.  It is intended to be a professionalizing model for practicing teachers wishing to advance their careers, as well as, those aspiring to teach at the college level.  This program does not lead to licensure.

Program of Study: M.S. – Curriculum & Instruction (33 Hours)

Course Title Hour(s)
CI 615  Critical Issues in Curriculum Implementation 3
CI 635 Technology and Tools for Curriculum & Instruction 3
CI 676 Curriculum Design & Development  3
CI 677 Universal Teaching Methods  3
CI 680 Assessment of Curriculum & Curriculum 3
EDUC 610 Culturally Responsive Instruction 3
EDUC 630 Research Methods  3
EDUC 631    Master's Thesis  3
EDUC 632  Master's Thesis Continuation 1
EDUC 685 Supervision of Instruction & Personnel  3
EDUC 695   Legal Issues in Education 3
CES 650  Supervision of Counseling 3

*  Key Assessment Course     

Admission Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a  grade point average of 2.75 or better (based on a 4.0 grading system)
  2. Two (2) character references from persons able to attest to the applicant’s suitability as a prospective graduate student
  3. Copy of valid teaching license
  4. A letter of recommendation from applicant’s building principal or superintendent including documentation/description of a record of a minimum of two (2) years of successful teaching in education
  5. Current resume reflecting work experience, educational background, professional experience, professional activities, community service and other relevant information relating to the applicant’s leadership background
  6. Official transcript from all undergraduate and graduate institutions of study
  7. Completed application
  8. Writing sample is evaluated on the following criteria:  Content, Reflection, Organization, Citations, and Professionalism.  Sample specifics APA format:  1 ½ - 2 pages, double spaced, 12 point font, and 1” margins.

Return the completed portfolio to:

Dr. Nancy Miller, Director, School of Education Graduate Studies, Oakland City University, 138 N Lucretia, Oakland City, IN  47660

Institutional Research Board and Policies

Please review all policies and procedures and apply to the IRB for the necessary approval of all research activities involving human and animal subjects. IRB Link: http://intranet.oak.edu/about-ocu/institutional-research-policies.php

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