Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Department of Learning and Teaching

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Program Overview

Please note that the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is now only accepting new students for the online program (for experienced teachers) or for the Master's Credential Cohort: Elementary or Master's Credential Cohort: Secondary (for aspiring teachers).

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is a course of study aimed at improving candidates’ instructional practices. It focuses on the design, delivery, and assessment of programs, units and lessons, and is appropriate for K-12 teachers and educators and trainers in public and private sectors.

Courses utilize current research on instructional best practices to frame discussions on teaching and learning. Taking a backward design approach, coursework examining instructional planning emphasizes identification of learning objectives worthy of enduring understanding, the use of essential questions, and the use of assessments designed to evaluate students’ knowledge and misconceptions. The program teaches candidates to systematically examine both their own practices and cutting-edge national and international exemplars. Included is critical examination of a variety of different technology applications in educational and training settings.

What can I do with this degree?

Graduates typically work as teachers in K-12 classrooms, curriculum specialists, or trainers or educators in other settings, such as museums or nonprofits.