Master in Education (M.Ed.)

Curriculum & Instruction

w/ Gifted Education Endorsement

Online 34 major credits * 20 months

Affordable Tuition


*if using financial aid

How to Pay
Classes Beginning in October and January
New C&I Programs added: ESL, Gifted, Reading, and Educational Foundations
Accredited and Affordable Online Master's Programs

Program Highlights & Benefits

Strengthen the skill set of the practicing classroom teacher

20 month completion time, including holiday breaks

No GRE or admission tests

No weekend classes


Licensed or Provisionally licensed educators with at least one year experience looking to strengthen their skillset as an educator. Does not lead to licensure in Virginia.

What You Learn

The Curriculum and Instruction program at Averett has just undergone revisions to meet the changing needs of today’s teachers and learners. All students in the C&I program take a core set of courses which focus on equitable classroom practices and meeting the needs of vulnerable student populations, and then select a pathway of courses based on their interest or need.

How You Learn

You’ll take courses one at a time in 8 week blocks to allow intense study of concept. Practicum and internship experiences designed to be completed in your own school division are embedded throughout the program. No face to face meetings are required.

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will have earned an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction w/ a Gifted Education Endorsement. This program may lead to a position as a gifted teacher, specialist, or coordinator. Coursework may also help a provisionally licensed teacher achieve a full license based upon the courses they need.

Degree Requirements

ED 518Orientation to Graduate Programs1
ED 501Research in Education3
ED 503Fundamentals of Teaching English Learners3
ED 505Curriculum Development3
ED 555Models and Theories I3
ED 556Models and Theories II3
ED 567Math Curriculum and Instruction Adaptation3
ED 563Content Area Literacy for Diverse Populations3
ED 536Characteristics and Education of Gifted Students3
ED 537Identification and Assessment of Gifted Students3
ED 538Teaching Gifted Learners3
ED 539Differentiating Curriculum for the Gifted3
 Total Credit Hours:34
Please Note:

Program and course requirements are subject to change.

Students will complete practicum work, or submit a portfolio as part of their coursework.