Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

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Program Description

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for educators interested in researching, developing and implementing curriculum changes to support achievement. This program allows educators to focus on curriculum methodology, pedagogy, and theoretical applications.

In addition, the program prepares educatiors to teach dual credit courses and/or courses at the community college level. In collaboration with an advisor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the student will develop an individual plan consistent with the student's interest and needs.

Students who are seeking initial Teacher Certification as part of a master's program should pursue the Master of Master of Art in Teaching.

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is completed online, except for occasional research meetings (in the face-to-face sections) and some concentration coursework if certain concentration fields are selected.


  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution.
  4. Undergraduate degree.
  5. Candidates with a 3.0 GPA undergraduate (or in the last 60 hours) are unconditionally accepted
  6. Candidates with an undergrad GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 from the bacclaureate-granting institution or between 2.8 and 2.99 in graduate level hours* from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution are required to take the GRE. These candidates must meet the minimum standard with the following formula: 
    1. (GPA X 50) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative + GRE Written equal to or greater than 435,


(GPA X 200) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative + GRE Written equal to or greater than 1664 

* If a student has taken graduate level coursework after receiving their Bachelors, but has not received a Masters degree, then those hours become void and are not taken iinto consideration

Degree Requirements

This 30 hour program includes 12 core C&I hours plus 12-18 hours in an area of concentration. The concentration hours may be taken in Curriculum and Instruction (see below) or another interest field. Individual plans would have the following possible options:

Degree Plans

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with Related Concentration
CIED 5370Research In Teaching3
CIED 5384Curricular Trends For Clss Tch3
CIED 5383Integrating Curnt Tech In Tchg3
CIED 5085Current Issues in Education3
C & I Concentration Hours
Select six of the following:18
Professional Educator's Role
Adv Techniques & Mthds Instr
Instructional Coaching
Adv Mths Classroom Mgt & Disc
Assessment Of Learning
Hum Grwth & Dev Across Lifespn
Developing Curriculum for Adults
Total Hours30