​​​​​​​​​​​​​Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Curricular and Instructional Leadership for the Whole Child​

Curriculum and teacher mastersThe field of education is growing and changing to match the needs of the modern student. The Curricular and Instructional Leadership for the Whole Child emphasis allows you to be a resource for student learning, belonging, and achievement.

To earn a masters degree in the Curriculum & Teaching strand, students must complete the following:


Graduate education core (5 courses) +


Curriculum and Teaching Strand (6 courses)


Curriculum and Instruction (EDAD 570)

The course provides an examination of past and present curriculum practices, major groups and individuals in society who influence curriculum, trends and innovations in curriculum, approaches to evaluation of curriculum experiences, professional techniques of curriculum development and the role of pupils, teachers, administrators, parents and other groups in shaping curriculum.


Supervision and Professional Development (EDAD 574)

The course includes recruitment, selection, evaluation and professional development necessary to elevate classroom instruction in your school.


Learning Styles and Needs: Exceptional Children (EDIS 530)

Study of the diversity and dynamics of learning styles and needs of children with specific learning and developmental disabilities.


Educators as First Responders: Crisis, Counseling and Trauma Informed Support (EDSP 645)

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the research-based foundations of educators’ roles in crisis situations. Acute and chronic trauma and their impact on children and educators will be addressed, along with crisis counseling skills as well as legal and ethical issues. Social-emotional learning and the neurological consequences of trauma will serve as foundational concepts for this course.


The Leader: Facilitator of Innovation and Strategic Management (EDSP 630)

Learn about leadership theories, models and strategies that have laid the foundation for the evolution of many leadership practices that exist today. Areas of emphasis will be leadership and strategic management, innovation and creative process, creative problem solving and decision making, strategic planning and organizing, continuous improvement and team building and group dynamics.


Increasing Effectiveness through Principle-Centered Leadership (EDUC 650)

The purpose of this course is to empower people and organizations to significantly increase their performance capability as they work to achieve worthwhile purposes through understanding and living principle-centered leadership. This course will be taught utilizing The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People program, which will provide a holistic, integrated approach to personal and interpersonal effectiveness.


Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (EDFI 520)

This course has been designed to deliver an overview of the major concepts, history, principles, theories and research related to the nature and role of culturally relevant pedagogy to construct supportive learning environments for diverse students. Teachers are encouraged to become reflective practitioners who design and implement culturally relevant, innovative teaching strategies in diverse learning environments.​



Have questions about the program?​ Contact Dr. Gwynne Rife, rif​[email protected], 419-434-4724. ​


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