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Curriculum and Instruction Major

The Curriculum and Instruction major is designed to further the professional development of teachers who wish to improve their teaching knowledge and skills for greater effectiveness in the classroom. This program challenges teachers to strengthen their professional knowledge and skills in curriculum planning, learning theory, teaching methodology, integration of technology, and to base instructional decisions on assessment data, learner developmental and contextual needs, and current research on learning, cognition, and socio-cultural aspects of instruction.

Graduate coursework and the Capstone Project are designed to prepare teachers to maximize the potential of every child and to take a leadership role at the school or district level to assure that the learning needs of all students are met.

Curriculum and Instruction Major Courses

I love Otterbein for the caring, supportive, community feeling.  All of the professors are passionate about teaching and supporting their students.  I truly have made a family at Otterbein over the past few years.

Stacy Myers, MAE C&I with TESOL strand
Walnut Springs Middle School, Westerville City Schools

MAE Elective Strands

MAE Curriculum and Instruction students must select one of the following strands to complete their program: Early Childhood 4-5 Generalist, Middle Childhood 4-6 Generalist, Professional Development, TESOL Endorsement, or Theory and Research. The Theory and Research Strand is designed for candidates eventually considering a doctoral program.