Why Study Curriculum & Instruction at Madonna University?
- Rigorous program with an excellent reputation
- Personal instruction in small classes
- Enhance your knowledge of the prevailing theories of cognition, motivation, and intelligence
- Explore the latest instructional media and technology
- Learn from anywhere you have an internet connection – you can complete this degree 100% online
Designed for teachers certified at the elementary and secondary level, this program provides you a variety of methods, materials, and strategies appropriate to the diverse abilities and backgrounds of students. While you build your professional network with fellow students and instructors, you will become familiar with the best practices in teaching through an innovative curriculum based on the core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
|Career Opportunities||Grad School Programs||Employers of Alumni|
|General Education Teacher||Educational Specialist||Public schools and agencies in the tri-county Metro Detroit area, greater Michigan, out-of-state, and overseas|
|Teacher Leader in Curriculum||Autism Spectrum Disorders||Private schools and agencies in the tri-county Metro Detroit area, greater Michigan, out-of-state, and overseas|
|Learning Disabilities||Parochial schools and agencies in the tri-county Metro Detroit area, greater Michigan, out-of-state, and overseas|
|Online Teaching and eLearning|
Why did you choose Madonna University?
I chose Madonna University because they were able to provide me with a schedule of classes that worked with my work schedule. I was able to seek my degree in education in the evenings and was able to work during the day. They were also very easy to work with when accepting college credit from another university.
What do you think makes the experience and education at Madonna special?
I truly believe the education I received at Madonna was rigorous and well rounded. The coursework in the College of Education for both, my teacher certification and Master of Arts in Teaching, provided me with applicable best practice methods to use in my own classroom. I felt that all the coursework and student teacher observations and teaching requirements prepared me well for becoming a classroom teacher. Additionally, the instructional staff went above and beyond in their instruction to not only teach the curriculum, but also share with students their own personal insights into the field of education which made classes more personal. Having small class sizes also added to this personal experience.
What have you been doing since graduation, career wise? (graduate school, employer?)
I have been working in the Farmington Public School District for five years now as both an upper elementary and middle school teacher. For the past 3 years I have taught math in middle school. This year I am also teaching accelerated upper elementary math students as well as middle school math.
How has your Madonna degree played a role in your current position?
I received not only my elementary teacher certification from Madonna with a major in science and minor in math, but I also received my Master of Art in Teaching in Curriculum and Instruction. Both the teacher certification and graduate degree have played a major role helping me become a classroom teacher that is able to provide my students with best practice instruction that meets the needs of all my diverse learners. The technology skills I have learned in my instruction have not only been used widely in bringing technology into my classroom, but also have afforded me the opportunity to facilitate instruction to staff on various technology applications for the classroom during district professional development. I am also hoping to work at the district level with the realignment of our standards based report card for 5th grade with the common core state standards in math, putting my Master of Art in Teaching into practice.
What has been your most rewarding professional or personal experience since graduating?
I believe one of the most rewarding experiences I have had since graduating has been when I am able to facilitate workshops during staff professional development. I truly love teaching others. When I am able to teach other teachers, I feel that I am doing it with the same passion my professors at Madonna displayed and consequently instilled in me.