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Curriculum and Instruction

Description

The Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies (CIFS) serves a wide variety of students. Our department encompasses everything from teacher, principal and superintendent certification through graduate studies in curriculum, instruction and school improvement. The CIFS faculty are committed to partnering with educators throughout the Treasure Valley and nationally to improve and strengthen education for all children.

Website

https://education.boisestate.edu/cifs

Degree Requirements

Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Ed.D.
Education Specialist in Executive Educational Leadership, Ed.S.
Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, M.A.
Master of Education in Educational Leadership, M.Ed.
Master of Science in STEM Education, M.S.

Admission Requirements

M.A.

  1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
  2. Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions Office.
  3. Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  4. Letter of Application including a statement of your professional goals, as well as:
      1. a description of the specific classroom practice that you hope to improve upon through your participation in this program, and/or
      2. a description of the broader educational issue that you hope to more fully understand through your participation in this program.
    • E-mail contact for two references.

    M.Ed.

    1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
    2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0) scale for the last years of undergraduate study, or an overall GPA of 3.0.
    3. A sample of scholarly and/or professional writing.
    4. Letter of recommendation from school district personnel (if employed as an educator).
    5. Letter of application including professional goals.
    6. Recommendation following an interview with Educational Leadership faculty.

    M.S.

    1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
    2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0) scale for the last years of undergraduate study, or an overall GPA of 3.0.
    3. A baccalaureate degree or teaching certification in a STEM related field.
    4. A letter of recommendation.

    Ed.S.

    1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
    2. An overall GPA of 3.5 at the graduate level.
    3. Two letters of recommendation from school district personnel (if employed as an educator).
    4. Letter of application including professional goals.
    5. Recommendation following an interview with Executive Educational Leadership faculty.

    Ed.D.

    1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
    2. Hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions Office.
    3. A letter of application that include:
      a) A description of professional experiences and the relevance of those experiences to doctoral study in education, b)  A statement of career goals, c)  A statement of interest in a particular area of specialization (i.e., bilingual/ESL, counselor education, curriculum and instruction, early childhood/special education, educational leadership, educational technology, kinesiology, literacy, mathematics education, school improvement, science technology engineering mathematics (STEM), or student-developed area).
    4. A recent sample of a scholarly paper and/or professional writing.
    5. A professional resume or curriculum vitae.
    6. The names of 3-6 participating faculty with whom you are interested in conducting research.
    7. Official GRE Scores.
    8. Three letters of recommendation attesting to your aptitude for and commitment to doctoral study in education, professional effectiveness, and any other relevant information.
    9. Application and Materials Deadlines

      Summer Session: March 1
      Fall Semester: March 1
      Spring Semester: October 1


    Contact Information

    Ed.D. Curriculum & Instruction
    Doctoral Program Admissions
    eddoctorate@boisestate.edu
    (208) 426-2708
    College of Education

    Ed.S. Executive Educational Leadership
    Dr. Heather Williams
    EdleaderEDS@boisestate.edu
    (208) 426-1672
    College of Education

    M.A. Education, Curriculum and Instruction
    Dr. Philip Kelly
    pkelly@boisestate.edu
    (208) 426-4977
    College of Education

    M.S. STEM Education
    Dr. Philip Kelly
    pkelly@boisestate.edu
    (208) 426-4977
    College of Education

    M.Ed. Educational Leadership
    Dr. Kelly Cross
    kellycross@boisestate.edu
    (208) 426-2806
    College of Education