Ed.S. Curriculum, Instruction, and Innovation

The Ed.S. Curriculum, Instruction and Innovation program is designed for those individuals who already possess a master's degree in other education fields and are interested in improving their instructional expertise and developing skills as a teacher leader.

General courses from both the building administration and superintendent programs may be used to satisfy the elective requirement. Individuals who currently hold a master’s degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Innovation from NNU would not qualify for this program, but would qualify to apply for other NNU EDS programs.


Program Design

This online program utilizes a cohort model which allows students to plan their schedules ahead of time and allows them to continue working full-time in their position while completing the program. Students typically complete the program in approximately 24 months depending on their start date and courses which are transferred into the program.

Program Start Dates

Classes begin every 8 weeks, and new students may join throughout the year. Contact us now to get started on your graduate degree.


Required Courses

EDUC8000 Orientation: Graduate Education (0)
EDUC7505 Teachers as Leaders (3)

EDUC7511 The Learning Process (3)

EDUC7532 Instructional Models (3)

EDUC7552 Instructional Coaching (3)

EDUC7553 Curriculum, Assessment, and Collaboration (3)

EDUC7554 Innovative Instruction (3)

EDUC7555 Mixed Methods Research (3)

EDUC7556 Conceptual Statistics and Applications for Educators (3)

EDUC7557P Program Portfolio (0-1)

EDUC7571 Education in a Globalized and Multi-Cultural Society (3)

EDUC7572 Innovative Instruction 2.0 (3)

EDUC7584 Data Driven Decision-Making (3)
EDUC____ Elective (3)

Elective Options in Curriculum, Instruction and Innovation (select a minimum of 3 credits)

EDUC7575 Legal/Financial Issues in Education (3)
EDUC7579 Special Ed Law for Administrators (2)
EDUC7581 Instructional Supervision/Leadership (3)
EDUC8671 Educational Change: A Historical Perspective (3)
EDUC8674 School Facilities (3)
EDUC8675 Public Relations and Marketing for Schools (3)
EDUC8676 Special Populations: Issues and Resources (3)

Total Credits: 37 semester credits are required.

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