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Teachers College Masters Degree Guide

Master of Science In Curriculum and Instruction
 
Skill Focus

This degree allows teachers to assess and improve current curriculum and write new curriculum. Jobs might be available at the school level and at the district level, as well as at organizations that support learning initiatives.
 Potential Areas of Employment   
  • Mentor Teacher
  • Grade-Level or Department Chair
  • Curriculum Writer
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Textbook Publishers
  • Test Preparation Companies
 Information/Strategies

This program is designed for licensed teachers who want to become pedagogical and curricular leaders.

 

 

Master of Science in Educational Leadership
 
Skill Focus

This degree will prepare teachers for certification to become a principal, vice principal, or assistant principal.

 
 Potential Areas of Employment
  • Principal
  • Assistant/Vice Principal
  • District Administrators
  • Curriculum Specialists
  • Director or Supervisor
  • Headmaster
Information/Strategies

This program is designed for experienced, licensed teachers who desire an administrative leadership position within the school.

 
Master of Education in Instructional Design
 
Skill Focus

This degree will prepare the candidate to use technology for instructional purposes and allow for focus on larger curricular or year-long development plans. Graduates will become instructional design experts, whose skills can be utilized in an educational or corporate setting.
Potential Areas of Employment
  • Curriculum Writer
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Instructional Design
  • Corporate Training
  • E-Learning
Information/Strategies

Some jobs and industries might require additional licensure, certification, or experience. Be sure to research the industry you’re interested in for the qualifications necessary for potential jobs. (For example, jobs within a K-12 school/district most likely require licensure in that state.)

Master of Education in Learning and Technology
 
Skill Focus

This degree will increase the candidate’s technology integration skills by incorporating instructional design principles. Graduates will become technology and instruction experts, whose skills can be utilized in an educational or corporate setting.
Potential Areas of Employment
  • Teaching K–12
  • Media Specialist
  • School District Technology Coordinator
  • Curriculum and Instruction Administration
  • Continuing/Adult Education
  • Teaching at Community Colleges
  • Working for Academic Departments in Colleges or Universities
  • Instructional Design
  • Corporate Training
  • Consulting
Information/Strategies

Some jobs and industries might require additional licensure, certification, or experience. Be sure to research the industry you’re interested in for the qualifications necessary for potential jobs. (For example, jobs within a K-12 school/district most likely require licensure in that state.)

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