Students deepen understanding of curriculum, instruction, and assessment by integrating theoretical and research coursework with practice and reflecting on their development as curriculum leaders. During the practicum, the student conducts an action research project and leads efforts that contribute to progress on the School Improvement Plan in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Students will identify ethical dilemmas in practice and act ethically in response. The practicum will be completed during the semester under the supervision of a school district supervisor and the assigned Meredith supervisor. Course assignments, in the area of interest, will demonstrate the practical application of the students’ knowledge and skills in real-life leadership activities and responsibilities and reflect the student’s understanding of the content.