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M.S. in Curriculum, Instruction and Publication

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Education is “to equip Christian educators to impact public, private, mission, and homeschools through biblically-centered education, scholarship, and service.”

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction, students will be able to:

1.Analyze, evaluate, and apply knowledge of current educational issues, settings, and legislative requirements from a biblical perspective through preparing a philosophy of education, analyzing case studies, participating in an Emerging Leaders’ Institute and developing an educational portfolio. ULO-1
2.Skillfully link theory with practice, effectively differentiating curricula for diverse learners (e.g., ability, culture, language, SES, gender) and communities, and validating each child as a unique bearer of the image of God through case studies, policy papers, and preparing diverse curricular materials and lessons to match students’ varied needs and interests.ULO-1
3.Demonstrate Christian attitudes and actions conducive to the development of professional excellence and witness to the community through writing a personal educational philosophy statement, completing spiritual formation assignments, and conducting ethical research.
4.Exhibit growth in one’s professional practice by utilizing professional databases, conducting empirical research, and articulating findings through effective communication in both speaking and writing.
5.Demonstrate a collaborative work ethic with students, parents, and peers, leveraging strengths of individuals to benefit the community through collegial research, curriculum development, writing, and presentations.
6.Conduct quality empirical research, learning from natural revelation, and effectively communicating findings to the educational community through successful research, curriculum development, writing and presentation.
7.Exercise discernment, individually and in team settings, creatively solving problems as contextual needs emerge within the educational community through successful collaboration with peers in think tanks, writing, research, and oral presentations.
8.Embrace God’s calling to maximize one’s leadership skills, demonstrating the qualities of a constructive change agent in the educational community to advance the Kingdom of God by envisioning and implementing improvements.ULO-3
9.Write compelling grant requests and textbook or curriculum proposals for publishers by experiencing the publishing process first hand assisting in writing, designing and editing curriculum materials for a publisher.ULO-1
10.Apply motivation and learning theory as they prepare curricula to appeal to students diverse in backgrounds, interests and abilities.

Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.

The Executive Summary is currently unavailable for this program.