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 educators 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 Arts 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 minor coursework if certain minors 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 graduate * will have the GRE automatically wavied.
  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: ( (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 18 hours in an area of concentration (minor). The minor 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
Course Name Hours
Core Coursework (12 credit hours)
CIED 5370 Research in Teaching 3
CIED 5384 Curricular Trends for Classroom Teachers 3
CIED 5383 Integrating Current Technologies in Teaching 3
CIED 5085 Current Issues in Education 3
Minor Hours (18 credit hours)
Choose six courses from:
CIED 5333 Roles and Responsibilities of the Professional Educator 3
CIED 5360 Advanced Techniques and Methods of Instruction 3
CIED 5367 Readings and Trends in Instructional Technology 3
CIED 5390 Advanced Methods of Classroom Management and Discipline 3
CIED 5393 Assessment of Learning 3
CIED 5397 Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan 3
CIED 6394 Developing Curriculum for Adults/a> 3
Total Credit Hours 30


Curriculum and Instruction (CIED)

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