Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction


The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Online Program is a thirty-six-hour program that provides expertise related to curriculum content and instructional methodology. In this program, individuals can increase their knowledge and skills without pursuing a certification or specialization. You do not need to be a certified teacher to complete this degree, and while it does not provide additional certifications, knowledge and skills in the area of teaching and learning will be gained.

This degree program offers the student 18 hours of core curriculum in the area of school reform, curriculum development, teaching methodology, research, and technology integration. Then the student is given 18 hours of electives in the area of education. These elective areas can include coursework related to educational administration, special education, instructional technology, reading or ESL. The student will be recommended for graduation when they have completed 36 semester hours and passed a comprehensive examination.

This degree offers students additional expertise in the area of education while also allowing them to take a variety of courses across many areas in education. Throughout the program, students develop knowledge and skills through working with children and teachers.

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MEd in Curriculum and Instruction (36 total hours):

  • EDUC 6304  Children, Adolescents and Learning (3)
  • EDUC 6315  American Educational Reform (3)
  • EDUC 6320  Research Techniques and Procedures (3)
  • EDUC 5306  Educational Applications of Technology (3)
  • EDUC 6322  Curriculum and Instruction: Grades K-12 (3)
  • EDUC 6330  Teaching Methodology for the Professional (3)
  • 18 hours of graduate electives from areas like Educational Administration, Instructional Technology, English as a Second Language, Special Education, Reading, Classroom Management, or Counseling


For more information, please contact

Cynthia Simpson, PhD