Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Curriculum & Instruction

Online 31 major credits * 15 or 20 months

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*if using financial aid

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Learn skills to strengthen your understanding of the teaching and learning process

15 or 20 months completion time, including holiday breaks

No GRE or admission tests

No weekend classes

What You Learn

In order to provide a strong theoretical base, a core of courses that examine philosophical, psychological, and research-oriented issues is required. Through this core, the graduate program provides both theoretical and practical experiences for teachers who wish to become leaders in their profession and strengthen their understanding of the teaching and learning process.

How You Learn

Online Format: The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Program is presented in an online, cohort-based format. You will take classes at your own pace in six-week blocks to allow intense study of each concept, and can graduate in approximately 20 months. No face-to-face meetings are required.

Students will have the option to accelerate their program, which can be completed in as little as approximately 15 months.

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will have earned an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction.

Degree Requirements

ED 518Orientation to Graduate Education Programs1
ED 504Philosophy of Education3
ED 501Research in Education3
ED 502Child and Adolescent Psychology3
ED 508The Exceptional Student3
ED 555Models and Theories I3
ED 552Evaluation of Instruction Procedures3
ED 556Models and Theories II3
ED 517Technology in the 21st Century Classroom3
ED 534Teaching Literacy in the Content Area3
ED 500Comprehensive Exam0
 Total Credit Hours:31
Please Note:

Program and course requirements are subject to change.

Students must have at least one year of experience as a primary or secondary classroom teacher. Students will need to submit evidence that they hold a Virginia Collegiate Professional Teacher License or a Provisional License.

This program does not lead to endorsement or teacher licensure in the state of Virginia.

In lieu of a thesis, students will complete a Comprehensive Exam by responding online to a set of essay questions over the space of a weekend.