2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction, M.A.Ed.

Laurene Hofman, Ed.D., Director

The Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction program provides practicing teachers with additional tools to help Pre-K-12 students adapt to the rapid social and economic changes occurring in our information-age society.

Current educational best practices in engaged learning, learning styles, technology integration, collegial collaboration and authentic assessment are threaded throughout the program. The culminating project is action research that incorporates theory and practice as it applies to enhancing teaching for improved student learning.  A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required to complete the program.

33 hours


Students who finish ONU’s requirements for the English as a Second Language Endorsement , Bilingual Endorsement , English Language Learner Endorsement (IN), Ethical Building Leader Endorsement (IN), or the Teacher Leader Endorsement  may complete the M.A.Ed. degree in Curriculum and Instruction by taking the following required courses in addition to the endorsement requirements noted below.


In order to pass the courses, one must complete all required clinical experience hours (if applicable), as well as the mastery assessment assignment(s) with a grade of 80% or higher. The mastery assessment assignment is linked to course objectives that are aligned with state standards, so passing the mastery assessment assignment demonstrates competency and ability to master those outcomes.

A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required to complete the program.

Program learning objectives are as follows:

  • The candidate will understand the central concepts, methods of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines and will create learning experiences that make the content meaningful to all students.
  • The candidate will be able to design and implement curriculum, instruction, and the integration of technologies based on the knowledge of the content, standards, curriculum goals, students, and the community.
  • The candidate will be able to maintain standards of professional conduct, provide leadership to improve students’ learning, and continually evaluate how choices and actions affect students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community.
  • The candidate will be able to apply various formal and informal assessment strategies in creating a learning environment that fosters positive interaction, engagement in learning, collaboration, self-evaluation, and student growth.
  • The candidate will understand that the competent teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates how choices, actions, and conduct affect students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community and actively seeks opportunities to grow professionally
  • The candidate will exhibit an increased understanding of human nature and Christian values, with an emphasis on the individual’s ethical and moral responsibilities to his or her teaching field, students, colleagues, and communities.