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Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to use prior education and experience as a basis for developing reflective practitioner skills of a master educator and educational leader for 21st century learning.

Program Emphasis:
        • Conceptual, technical and decision-making skills needed to be a master teacher and leader in program/school renewal
        • Active learning situations that bridge the gap between theory, research findings and practical action needed for achievement of educational goals
        • Program/school/classroom strategies for collaboration with professional colleague, parent and community resources within rapidly changing educational situations

Program Focus: Personalized Plan of Study to realize career goals
Students and their program plan advisor design a course of study to:
        • Build on experience
        • Include special professional interests
        • Address multifaceted variables within educational settings and organizational renewal

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    Joslen Letscher, Ph.D.
    Dr. Letscher teaches curriculum inquiry, educational philosophy, policy, supervision, research and field experience. She currently researches and makes professional presentations regarding university/school collaborations for educational change. Creating spaces for dialogue, imagination, and ethical decision-making is her major research emphasis.

Curriculum Websites

  • K-12 Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum
    From the website: "Our FREE materials are designed to empower students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. Use our interactive SCOPE & SEQUENCE to find the lessons that are just right for your classroom. These cross-curricular units spiral to address digital literacy and citizenship topics in an age-appropriate way. Browse by grade band or click a category to highlight lessons that address that topic."
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Education Place
    From the website: "Pre-K–6 resources for teachers, students, and families to support instruction in the classroom and at home."
  • Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything
    From the website: "As an educational technologist, I keep learning each day.

    As I develop new presentations or interests, I create a page of support resources and this site will serve as the entry point to these links, ideas, tips, and tricks!"
  • Learners Online: Learn from the Best Resources on the Web!
    "Each week, Learners Online publishes a new online lesson that takes learners on a thematic journey across cyberspace. Lessons are tied to current events and help learners extend their knowledge on a wide range of topics. Students become active participants as they construct their own understandings—the true vision of online learning." While there is a yearly fee, much is free.
  • ~ A Safe Place to Learn and Play
    " is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. We link kids, parents and teachers to U.S. government information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids."
  • A to Z Teacher Stuff
    "A to Z Teacher Stuff is a teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials & eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes, and more."
  • Discovery Education
    Free lesson plans for K-12, written by teachers for teachers.
  • Education World
    EducationWorld is a complete online resource that teachers, administrators and school staff can visit each day to find high-quality and in-depth original content. We update the site daily, offering:

    •Carefully curated news briefs on topics that matter to educators;
    •Lesson plans, printables, worksheets and thousands of other classroom-ready resources;
    •EdTech tips and ideas as well as reviews of apps, websites and tech products; and
    •A huge library of professional development articles and columns.
  • Renewable Energy Projects for the Classroom
    From the website: "This handbook is designed to provide instructions and resources to enable teachers, including those without a technical background, to guide students in renewable energy projects. The projects or modules in this handbook were developed by middle school through community college teachers enrolled in a course entitled Introduction to Renewable Energy Topics for Teachers."

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