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M.S.E. Overview

students in Dr. Kelli Thomas' classThe Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction is available in both a 30-hour and a 36-hour track. The Master of Science in Education allows students to select an area of concentration for graduate study. A minimum of 12 hours must be completed in curriculum and instruction coursework. The 30-hour track master's program concludes with a thesis or project. The 36-hour master's program concludes with an examination covering the graduate level coursework. The examination is administered to the student during enrollment in the final credit hour course for the degree.


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