Curriculum and Instructional Leadership (CIL)
The division of Curriculum and Instruction allows educators to respond effectively to the diversity and complexity of the changing classrooms and educational environments of tomorrow. These degrees are for teachers and other professional educators who want to enhance their knowledge base for application in the classroom and increase PreK-12 and adult student learning. The curriculum allows students to engage in conversations about important teaching/learning issues, enhance their understanding of educational practice, and become true leaders in their professions.
To meet the demands of most professional work schedules, all courses are offered in the evenings, online, or at the UMKC Northland location. Students can choose an emphasis area and tailor coursework to their specific needs.
Based on those of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, programs are aimed at enhancing the knowledge, skills and dispositions of teachers in the areas of:
- commitment to all students and their learning
- knowledge of content fields and the links among content fields
- ability to make content meaningful to learners
- knowledge and ability to manage and monitor student learning
- commitment to systematic reflection and professional growth
- participation in learning communities
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary Education
- Subject Matter Specialty (Art, English, Math, Natural Science, or Social Studies)
- Multicultural Education
- Learning Technologies
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages