2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]
Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.) - Elementary Education Specialization
Andrew Stremmel, Department Head
Katherine Bertolini, Assistant Professor/Graduate Coordinator
Wenona Hall 108, Box 507
The degree in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) is designed to meet the needs of individuals who work (or plan to work) in some kind of an instructional capacity. The degree does not lead to a South Dakota teaching certificate nor does it lead to an endorsement on the South Dakota teaching certificate.
Students are able to choose from either a program in which only coursework is required or a program in which they must complete a research project. If a student elects to take only coursework (Plan C), the student must complete a minimum of 35 credit hours in order to graduate. If the research option is chosen, the student must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours including 788 Research Problems.
The C&I degree is structured to allow a great deal of flexibility. It is expected that students will take a mixture of required courses and elective credits, depending on their areas of interest. These courses may be completed with no intention of seeking a degree, or may be used as part of the basis for completing a C&I degree.
Course Delivery Format
The program can be completed online through the Brookings Campus. Some course offerings will be available face to face.
Student Support and Engagement Opportunities
The Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Department has several assistantships for which students can apply.