2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction 33 credits

Experienced educators seeking an advanced degree to enhance their professional skills may enroll in the on-campus non-licensure Master's degree program in Curriculum and Instruction. Students take seven foundation courses, one advanced topics course, and three courses to create an area of concentration, which is individually designed to support the student's academic interests.

Each student is assigned an advisor who assists with the selection of courses for the area of concentration and with the development of independent study projects that may be included as part of the degree program.

Program of Study

Courses may have prerequisites for registration; please check course descriptions before registering.

Foundation Courses (21 credits):

EEDUC 6125Dimensions of Teaching and Learning


ECOMP 500721st Century Teaching: Supporting All Learners with Technology


EEDUC 7111Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction: Assumptions, Relationships, and Design


EEDUC 7112Making Systems Work! Integrating Data with Instruction


EEDUC 6126Classroom and School Inquiry


EEDUC 6111Constructing the Equitable Classroom: From Theory to Practice



EEDUC 6162Equity and Achievement: A Socio-Political Approach


EEDUC 6127Action Research and Seminar


EEDUC 6111: designed for elementary level teachers

EEDUC 6162: designed for middle school/high school level teachers

EEDUC 6127: taken as final course in the program

Advanced Topics Courses (3 credits):

Choose ONE of the following courses:

EAGSR 7004Adult Learning and Development


EAGSR 7116Learning and the Brain: Fitting the Nurture of Teaching to the Nature of Learning


Concentration Courses (9 credits):

Courses are selected in consultation with the student's advisor to support a cohesive program of study. In consultation with advisor, choose THREE from one of the following disciplines:

  • Creative Arts in Learning
  • Early Childhood
  • Educational Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics/Science
  • Special Education
  • Students may design their own concentration, in consultation with their academic advisor.