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Curriculum and Instruction

Special Degree Requirements

  1. Study Plan: A study plan is required for all students. It is required to be completed at the beginning of the program at the interview with the Coordinator. This is expected to occur prior to registering for the first course. Once approved, changes require the permission of advisor and Program Coordinator.
  2. Special Provision: If the student has not had extensive direct teaching experience within the last 5 years prior to applying to the program, the student will be required to complete a graduate course that includes a field-based component in the student's area of concentration. Respective supervision of a mentor teacher and a University supervisor will be assigned by the program coordinator.
  3. Admission to Candidacy:
    For admission to candidacy, students must comply with the following requisites:

  •  Students must have completed a minimm of 15 credits and a maximum of 18 credits.

  • Transfer courses are not counted toward the 15-18 credits unless they are accepted as eqivalent courses. If so, the grades are not calculated in the GPA.

  • Students must have completed the Professional Education Core and part of the Curriculum and Instruction Core couses.

  • Students must have reached and maintained a GPA of 3.0.

  • The student's application to candidacy must have the approval of the advisor and two other faculty members who have taught the student.

  • The program coordinator has the right to require that a student remediate deficiencies even if that requires extra courses, or to require that a student be dismissed from the program based on the student's aptitude and professional growth and potential. If dismissed, the student has the ight of appeal to the dean.

  1. Program Regulations:
    To obtain the M.Ed. degree in Curriculum and Instruction, students must observe the following regulations:
  •  Students must be enrolled in at lease one graduate course (3 credit hours) within a period of 18 months to remain in good academic standing status.
  • When/if the student intends to be absent from the program for a period longer than 18 months, students must formally submit a request for a program extension, and be approved by the program coordinator and the Graduate Services Office.
  • Student must complete all degree requirements within the time limitations established by Frostburg State University, or submit a request for program extension, if needed.


C&I Coordinator: Dr. Doris Santamaria-MaKang / Phone: 301-687-7018