Curriculum and Instruction MEd

The Master of Education (MEd) program in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for professionally certified and experienced educators who want to extend their influence beyond the walls of the classroom and improve their knowledge and skills in the area of leadership. Students also engage in the development of expertise in leading other educators in curriculum and instructional improvement across subject areas and grade levels.

This degree does not prepare students for initial, administrative, or supervisory certification.

The Curriculum and Instruction program addresses teacher empowerment and leadership in the expanded roles and responsibilities of teachers in schools, including data-driven assessment for school improvement, professional learning communities, applying research to practice, improving instruction and student learning outcomes, and collaboration with families and communities.

For more information, contact Dr. Karen Biraimah, Program Coordinator.

Core Courses

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program requires a minimum of 33 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree; minimum credit hour requirements vary by track. Students from all tracks must complete the required 15 credit hours of core courses.

Program Tracks

During the admission process, students may select a track in the following content areas that do not require specific certification beyond the professional teaching certificate:

Curriculum Leadership
The Curriculum Leadership track in the Curriculum and Instruction MEd program is designed to meet the advanced knowledge and skill needs of educators in curriculum planning and management.

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Educational Technology
The Educational Technology track in the Curriculum and Instruction MEd program is designed for certified and experienced educators who want to increase their technological skills and become highly skilled at successfully integrating technology into the curriculum as well as develop leadership skills necessary to become site-based technology coordinators in K-12 schools, colleges and universities.

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Gifted Education
The Gifted Education track in the Curriculum and Instruction MEd program is designed to meet the advanced knowledge and skill needs of educators who teach diverse gifted and talented students.

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International and Comparative Education
The Global, International and Comparative Education track in the Curriculum and Instruction MEd is designed for educators who wish to expand their knowledge and skill in international and cross-cultural education setting.

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Intervention Specialist
The Intervention Specialist Track in the Curriculum and Instruction MEd program provides advanced coursework for educational leaders to use school-based and classroom instructional data to meet the instructional and intervention needs of all students, including at-risk and struggling students, beyond typical, initial classroom instruction within a multi-tiered system of supports.

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