Department of Educational Studies

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Masters of EducationThe Master 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 interest within curriculum and instruction.  

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is a 30 semester hour program. You will take core educational courses along with course selected with your adviser based on your interests and goals. The program culminates with a theory and research class and the completion of either a master's seminar aimed at producing a publishable manuscript, an action research project, or a thesis depending on your interest. Coursework can be completed on campus, through a combination of on-campus and online courses, or as part of an off-campus cohort. 


Apply to the College of Graduate Studies. Select Curriculum and Instruction (ME).   


Are you interested in an initial license to teach life science in grades 7 through 12? Then you may be interested in our Licensure and Master's Program (LAMP)

If you are interested in developing your expertise in a content areas such as chemistry or mathematics while studying topics in  curriculum and instruction you may be interested in our combined master's programs

Do you already have a master's degree? Then you may be eligible to earn an Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

Master's sample program
Education Core*: 12 credit hours
CI 6830 Trends and Issues in Curriculum and Instruction (3 hrs.)
EDP 5310 Issues & Innovations in Learning and Instruction (3 hrs.)
RESM 5220 Applied Assessment for Improved Practice (3 hrs.)
TSOC 5300 Philosophy & Education (3 hrs.)
Curriculum and Instruction Area of Concentration*: 12 hours
CI 5980 Foundations of Instruction
CI 6400 Trends in Literacy Aquisition 
CI 6650 Teacher Learning and Education (3 hrs.)
ETPT 5550 Using the Internet in the Classroom (3 hrs.)
Master's Culminating Courses: 6 credit hours
CI 6490, 6590, 6690, or 6790 Theory & Research in literacy, mathematics, science, or social studies education (3 hrs.)
CI 6900 Master's Research Seminar* (3 hrs.)

*See JHCOE Graduate Catalog for more options.  


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Last Updated: 3/10/20