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.
Upon completion of this program, students will have earned an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction.
|ED 518||Orientation to Graduate Education Programs||1|
|ED 504||Philosophy of Education||3|
|ED 501||Research in Education||3|
|ED 502||Child and Adolescent Psychology||3|
|ED 508||The Exceptional Student||3|
|ED 555||Models and Theories I||3|
|ED 552||Evaluation of Instruction Procedures||3|
|ED 556||Models and Theories II||3|
|ED 517||Technology in the 21st Century Classroom||3|
|ED 534||Teaching Literacy in the Content Area||3|
|ED 500||Comprehensive Exam||0|
|Total Credit Hours:||31|
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.