Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
The Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree is aimed at those who wish to become more effective educators. Students in this program develop greater expertise in developing curriculum, designing instruction, assessing, and understanding the needs of learners. Students work with faculty to choose a range of courses focused on their particular interests. (See here for master's degrees aimed at those interested in developing their expertise in a particular academic field, such as History, Foreign Languages, or Physics.)
Depending on their choice of elective courses, students can also earn a literacy endorsement.
The M.Ed. is a 30 hour program. It includes 4 core classes: 1 from Curriculum and Instruction, 1 in Educational Psychology, 1 in Research and Measurement, and 1 in Theory and Social Foundations. Students have some choices about which classes they will take to fulfill these requirements. Students also complete 4 electives, chosen based on student interests and goals.
The program culminates with a theory and research class, and the completion of either a masters seminar aimed at producing a publishable manuscript, an action research project, or a the writing of a thesis, depending on student interest.
Coursework can be completed on campus, through a combination of on-campus and on-line courses, or as part of an off-campus cohort.
For more information, please contact the department.