Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed.

Total Semester Credit Hours = 30

The School of Education provides educators two options for advancing their craft through earning a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. The primary method of delivery is in an online format. Our secondary method of delivery is face-to-face or hybrid to address the needs of specific cohorts of students. Please visit the School of Education website for current information.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, the individual must:

  1. Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Complete the online Graduate Admissions Application.
  3. Submit official transcripts from the undergraduate institutions attended.
  4. Be a certified teacher or be currently seeking certification.
  5. If required, send official scores (obtained within the past five years) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  6. Admission is determined based on undergraduate GPA and, if necessary, satisfactory scores on the GRE in combination with the undergraduate GPA, and the applicant's demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study.

Degree Requirements

Foundation Area (9 hrs.):

EDUC 5301Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences

EDUC 5352Curriculum Foundations

EDUC 5302Research Project in Curriculum and Instruction


Major Area (9 hrs.)

Curriculum and Instruction

Choose one from:

EDUC 5303Applied Learning Theories

EDUC 5370Historical and Philosophical Foundations of American Education

EDUC 5308Current Issues in Education

EDUC 5306Selected Topics in Education

Human Diversity

Choose one from:

ENGL 5383Acquisition and Development of English as a Second Language

EDUC 5356Education That Is Multicultural

EDSP 5350Overview of Special Education (Birth -21)

Educational Technology

Choose one from:

EDUC 5320World Wide Web Applications

EDUC 5359Educational Technology

Specialization Area (12 hrs.)

12 hrs. of specialization course work in STEM Education, Special Education, ELL/Bilingual Education, Reading, or in a single content area