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Grand Valley State University    
2017-2018 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
  Oct 17, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Master of Education in Instruction and Curriculum - Advanced Content Specialization Emphasis

For additional information about opportunities your college offers, please refer to the College of Education  section in this catalog.

Mission - Teaching, leading, and learning in a democratic society.

Philosophy - Believing that schools function as social and political entities as well as for the growth of individuals, the College of Education prepares teachers and leaders a) to enhance the academic and personal potential of their students, and b) to evaluate the social and ethical implications of educational policies and practices.

Values - The College of Education values expertise to guide our practice, equity to guide our interactions, liberal education to guide our perspectives, and social responsibility to guide our commitment to democratic education. We value these ideals in our preparation of candidates, our development of faculty, and our relationships with the larger community we serve.

This program is designed for teachers who wish to further develop their knowledge and competencies in their specialized content area and also in teaching at the middle or high school levels. Students can complete a science concentration within this emphasis program.

Minimum Number of Hours in Program

The M.Ed. degree in instruction and curriculum with an emphasis in advanced content specialization requires a minimum of 33 semester hours.

Program Location 
DeVos Center, Pew Grand Rapids Campus, located in downtown Grand Rapids, MI


Requirements for M.Ed. in Instruction and Curriculum:

Each candidate for the M.Ed. in instruction and curriculum must complete the following areas: 

Social foundations of education (choose one):

Research and evaluation:

Emphasis area requirements for advanced content specialization include:

At least 15 approved credits in the subject matter listed below (see content department for additional coursework):

Capstone (choose one):