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Master's Program

Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed)

The Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program provides advanced preparation for PK-12 teachers. The program leads to a Master’s in Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction and may include the necessary coursework for add-on certification in an area of education (depending upon the program of study developed for the candidate). The Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is aligned with the Conceptual Framework of the College of Education and Human Development.

Completion of the degree requirements, including a portfolio possibly developed during the program, may be helpful in assisting a candidate in pursuit of National Board certification.

Degree Requirements

The Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is 36 credit hours and focuses on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions associated with effective teaching. 27 hours must be at the 6000 level. The program of study affords students choice to to develop their professional goals and is described below.

  1. Focus Area The focus area is comprised of a minimum of 15 credit hours of 6000 level Curriculum and Instruction coursework (EDCI, including EDCI 6600: Curriculum).
  2. Research EDFR 6700: Educational Research
  3. Flexible Hours The program allows remaining hours as elective coursework. Candidates may use these graduate courses to:
  • Address the requirements of an add-on certification
  • Address additional focus area coursework
  • Address additional research coursework
  • Address graduate content coursework in the College of Liberal Arts
    or Sciences.

Candidate Assessment Information

The Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program requires candidates to meet performance standards associated with assessments in addition to satisfactory completion of coursework. In addition to the admissions review, the program includes interim and exit reviews. Assessments include unit assessments that are incorporated into each College of Education and Human Development program of study and program assessments unique to the Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction program.