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The Ed.S. Curriculum, Instruction and Innovation program is designed for those individuals who already possess a master's degree in other education fields and are interested in improving their instructional expertise and developing skills as a teacher leader.
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General courses from both the building administration and superintendent programs may be used to satisfy the elective requirement. Individuals who currently hold a master’s degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Innovation from NNU would not qualify for this program, but would qualify to apply for other NNU EDS programs.
This online program utilizes a cohort model which allows students to plan their schedules ahead of time and allows them to continue working full-time in their position while completing the program. Students typically complete the program in approximately 24 months depending on their start date and courses which are transferred into the program.
Classes begin every 8 weeks, and new students may join throughout the year. Contact us now to get started on your graduate degree.
EDUC8000 Orientation: Graduate Education (0)
EDUC7505 Teachers as Leaders (3)
EDUC7511 The Learning Process (3)
EDUC7532 Instructional Models (3)
EDUC7552 Instructional Coaching (3)
EDUC7553 Curriculum, Assessment, and Collaboration (3)
EDUC7554 Innovative Instruction (3)
EDUC7555 Mixed Methods Research (3)
EDUC7556 Conceptual Statistics and Applications for Educators (3)
EDUC7557P Program Portfolio (0-1)
EDUC7571 Education in a Globalized and Multi-Cultural Society (3)
EDUC7572 Innovative Instruction 2.0 (3)
EDUC7584 Data Driven Decision-Making (3)
EDUC____ Elective (3)
Elective Options in Curriculum, Instruction and Innovation (select a minimum of 3 credits)
EDUC7575 Legal/Financial Issues in Education (3)
EDUC7579 Special Ed Law for Administrators (2)
EDUC7581 Instructional Supervision/Leadership (3)
EDUC8671 Educational Change: A Historical Perspective (3)
EDUC8674 School Facilities (3)
EDUC8675 Public Relations and Marketing for Schools (3)
EDUC8676 Special Populations: Issues and Resources (3)Total Credits: 37 semester credits are required.
$535 per credit - See All Tuition & Fee Info
"Through this program I have awoken to the vast arsenal of pedagogy, course organization, classroom management techniques and leadership styles available to me. I have gained a deeper knowledge of educational practice that I will pass on to my faculty and my colleagues."
—Robert Smith, Curriculum, Instruction and Innovation Graduate
NNU’s graduate programs are designed for you to achieve your educational goals while working around your career, your family and your other commitments.
100% of the program can be completed online.
16 months is the approximate time it takes to complete the Education Specialist degrees.
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports 44% higher wages for advanced degree holders in education than for bachelor’s degree holders.
100% of graduates who completed exit surveys report being “highly satisfied” with the
quality of education they have received.