Graduates of the curriculum and teaching master’s program at BGSU meet the highest standards in teaching and learning in Ohio and nationally. Ohio teachers, especially those with a M.Ed. and in-demand endorsements and certificates, will always be competitive for teaching jobs in Ohio.
The master’s program in curriculum and teaching cultivates modern approaches to teaching and learning in today’s educational environments.
The comprehensive curriculum equips candidates with research skills and applied classroom knowledge needed to help pupils succeed in contemporary classrooms.
Seven-week courses and field-based teaching experiences lead to a final project or thesis.
The required 12 credit hours of electives offers you a choice of an Ohio teaching certificate or an endorsement. Or you can customize a personal curricular focus that meets your goals and interests.
We reserve the right to adjust the courses offered, course sequence and content as necessary to continually upgrade and improve the program.
- Curriculum Inquiry (with field experience)
- Curriculum Issues and Trends (with field experience)
- Classroom Technology for Teachers
- Advanced Pedagogy and Best Practices (with field experience)
- Qualitative Approaches to Classroom Inquiry
- Using Assessment and Research to Improve Practice
Graduate-level certificate and endorsement options
As part of your required 12 hours of electives, you can choose from contemporary certificates and endorsements in alignment with Ohio’s teaching needs. Endorsements are Ohio-specific and may have prerequisites or require further exams.
Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement – Prepares teachers holding an Ohio K-3 license to teach all subject areas in grades 4 and 5.
Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement – Prepares teachers holding an Ohio Middle Childhood Education license to add one or two academic areas to their licenses, enabling them to teach the added subjects in grades 4-6.
Reading Endorsement – For candidates who wish to focus on positions as reading teachers at all grade levels and with all students.
Computer Technology Endorsement – Prepares teachers for leadership for local, state or national educational technology initiatives; candidates also will be licensed to teach K-12 computer science courses.
Workforce Development Certificate – Certificate is required coursework to advance a four-year Ohio Alternative Educator License to a five-year Ohio Professional License.
Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate – Provides educators with knowledge and skills to meet the educational and psychosocial needs of individuals with ASD.
Assistive Technology Certificate – Enables educators to help individuals with disabilities participate more fully in their homes, schools and communities through assistive technology.
Secondary Transition Certificate – Prepares you to help students with disabilities be successful in life after high school.
BGSU is the only university in Ohio and one of just nine in the nation to earn the Quality Matters Online Learner Support certificate for all of our seven-week online programs. The certificate recognizes that our programs provide the critical services needed for student success and that we use student feedback to continuously improve those services.
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.