Director of Curriculum & Instruction Licensing
The Director of Curriculum and Instruction program is a non-degree, licensure program only. Completion of the program qualifies the student to hold the Indiana licensure of Director of Curriculum and Instruction, qualifying the student to be a licensed director of curriculum and instruction in a school district. The program includes coursework in curriculum, educational administration, and educational foundations. To view the individual course descriptions, go to the Graduate Catalogue.
Previous graduate coursework may be substitutable for select courses in the Director of Curriculum and Instruction program. Your specific circumstance will be evaluated by a member of the faculty at the time of admission. While course sequencing is generally patterned, the curriculum is sufficiently flexible that a person can begin coursework in any semester or over the summer, although a fall start is generally optimum.
PROGRAM CURRICULUM & APPLICATION INFORMATION
CIMT 611 Measurement and Evaluation in Education (3 hours)
CIMT 660 Curriculum Fundamentals (3 hours)
CIMT 675 Supervision of Instruction (3 hours)
CIMT 770 Curriculum Development (3 hours)
CIMT 775 Action Research Education (3 hours)
EDLR 605 Philosophy of Education (3 hours)
EDLR 650 Foundations of Educational Leadership (3 hours)
EDLR 655 Legal Aspects of School Administration (3 hours)
EDLR 656 School and Community: Collaborating for Effective Schools (3 hours)
EDLR 683 Leadership for Learning Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment to Support Improved Student performance (3 hours)
EDLR 751 Administration of School Personnel (3 hours)
EDLR 754 School Business Administration (3 hours)
EDLR 759 Seminar in School Superintendency (3 hours)
EDLR 790 Individual Research and Study (1-3 hours)
EPSY 621 Development Through the Lifespan (3 hours)
Choose from one of the following
CIMT 610 Research in Education (3 hours)
COUN 620 Foundations of Research (3 hours)
EPSY 620 Foundations of Qualitative and Quantitative Research (3 hours)
an approved equivalent.
Choose from one of the following
SPED 601 Education of Exceptional Children (3 hours)
SPED 607 Diversity and Disability in Today’s Schools (3 hours)
To view the individual course descriptions, go to the Graduate Catalogue.
Under Intended Field of Study on the Application, choose ND Director of Curr & Inst PM License
"Distance Education Students Residing outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering distance education. While Indiana State University endeavors to offers all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU distance education programs may not be available in all states."
In order to apply you must meet the following requirements:
- Earned bachelor's, master's and preferred Educational Specialist degree from an accredited college or university
- Have either a standard or proficient practitioner teaching or school services license in the field of Career and Technical Education, Business Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Human Resources Development, and have a minimum of 2 years experience in the appropriate license area.
- Have graduate work and experience commensurate with the student’s objectives as evaluated by the EDLR faculty
- Have a graduate grade point average of 3.25 or above with no deficiencies
You must submit the following items along with your Graduate School Application:
- Personal Narrative of professional goals and past experiences
- Documentation of all licenses and certifications held
- Letter of recommendation from one’s school principal or other person able to comment on one’s potential as a school administrator.
- Official transcripts for all U.S. institutions attended (undergraduate and graduate) must be sent directly from the school attended to Graduate Admissions at Indiana State University. E-transcripts should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Paper Transcripts should be sent to:
Indiana State University
318 North Sixth Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809-1904
PLEASE DO NOT SEND TRANSCRIPTS TO OUR DEPARTMENT. THEY MUST GO TO GRADUATE ADMISSIONS.