Montana State University

Master's Degree Specialization- Professional Educator Option

Objectives

Students who complete the Professional Educator option of the Curriculum & Instruction Master’s degree are expected to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of a Master Teacher.

Graduates will exhibit:

  1. Deep understanding of student development, diversity, and learning processes;
  2. Content mastery of the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students;
  3. Skill in managing, monitoring, and assessing student learning;
  4. Systematic reflection regarding their professional practice and experience; and
  5. Commitment to membership in a community of learners.
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Program of Study for Elementary (K-8) Teachers

Signature Content - 12 credits
EDCI 504 Assmt & Evaluation in Ed 3
EDCI 506 Applied Ed Rsch 3
EDCI 514 Mentoring New Teachers 3
EDCI 531 Contemp Issues in Ed 3
Core Content - 15 credits; choose from the following 15
Iss & Trends Soc Stud Instr
Visual Arts and Learning
Imprv Instr in Science
Middle Years School
Literacy Asmnt/Instruction
Amer Indian Studies for Ed
Ed Tech:Creative Integration
Electives relevant to licensure area and approved by graduate adviser
Master's Capstone - 3 credits
EDCI 575 Professional Paper and Project 3
Total Credits 30
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Program of Study for Secondary (6-12) Teachers

Signature Content - 12 credits
EDCI 504 Assmt & Evaluation in Ed 3
EDCI 506 Applied Ed Rsch 3
EDCI 514 Mentoring New Teachers 3
EDCI 531 Contemp Issues in Ed 3
Core Content - 15 credits; choose from the following 15
Qualitative Educational Rsch
Adv Educational Psychology
General School Curriculum
Amer Indian Studies for Ed
Electives relevant to licensure area and approved by graduate adviser
Master's Capstone - 3 credits
EDCI 575 Professional Paper and Project 3
Total Credits 30
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Program of Study for K-12 Music Teachers

Signature Content - 12 credits
EDCI 504 Assmt & Evaluation in Ed 3
EDCI 506 Applied Ed Rsch 3
EDCI 514 Mentoring New Teachers 3
EDCI 531 Contemp Issues in Ed 3
Core Content - 9 credits
MUSI 504 Studies in Hist and Analysis 3
MUSE 530 Music, Society, Education 3
MUSE 532 Music Ed: Res and Practice 3
Music Education Electives - 6 credits; choose from the following 6
Advanced Conducting
Graduate Vocal Pedagogy
Comp App Mus Ed
General Music Practicum
Applied Music
upper division ensembles
Master's Capstone - 3 credits
EDCI 575 Professional Paper and Project 3
Total Credits 30