Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Earn your M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction online to achieve your professional goals as an educator.
A Flexible Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction led by Practicing Faculty Experts
Our 36-credit Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) M.Ed. program covers an array of education-related topics and situations, including diversity and social justice, special education, and English language learning, all culminating in a self-designed capstone project.
Our C&I program is ideal if you:
- have a strong interest in education or are pursuing a career in an education setting that does not require formal licensing or certification
- already hold a teaching license, but want to earn a master’s degree (M.Ed.)
- seek Master’s Plus credit hours (we will work with you to customize your program)
The Curriculum & Instruction program is non-licensure and MTELs are not required for program completion. Please note: The Curriculum & Instruction program does not lead to a Professional License.
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Tuition-Free Teacher Education Fellowship
Graduate in One Year, Tuition-Free
As a K-12 teacher fellow, you’ll work in a partner school district for a full academic year, gaining unparalleled and invaluable field experience. You’ll engage in a range of classroom-based activities, including small group instruction, co-teaching, and ultimately, independent classroom instruction.
Fellows graduate in one year, tuition-free, and earn a Master of Education in Teacher Education and licensure in their area of specialization.
Available now for both on-campus and online students while spots are still available.
Key features of our Curriculum & Instruction M.Ed. program include:
What Skills Will You Develop With M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction?
To earn your M. ED. In Curriculum and Instruction, you will complete the 8 courses + capstone project below for a total of 36 credit hours. Classes are offered through 8-week online courses with opportunities for immersion gatherings.
The core of our program emphasizes social justice and the role that education plays in a democratic, pluralistic, and complex society. Required courses for all students are as follows:
Students may be able to choose electives in consultation with their academic advisor.
Students complete a self-designed capstone project — an original research project that can be practice- or policy-focused. Each student will choose an area of interest related to their career goals, and focused on creating change in Education. The capstone course is the culminating experience of the master’s program in Curriculum & Instruction.
Students may choose from any of the following concentrations, or consult with their academic advisor to create a track based on individual personal and professional goals. Concentrations can be in any of the licensure areas, or a self-designed concentration.
Moderate Disabilities, with add-on license:
English as a Second Language, with add-on license
What Our Students Are Saying
“With the online competency-based format, I have the ability to progress at my pace through the course objectives. As a full-time teacher and mom with two teenage boys, life is pretty busy. Without question this program has provided the most flexibility of any program I have ever taken.”