Master of Education

Curriculum & Instruction

Affordable Tuition


*if using financial aid

How to Pay

w/ Exceptional Learner - Birth-3rd Grade Emphasis

Online 30 credits * 20 months
Lowest online tuition rate in the state of Nebraska
Many M.Ed. programs reduced from 36 to 30 credit hours

Program Highlights & Benefits

You will prepare to teach in early childhood settings by studying and practicing child development

Create inclusive learning environments

Online & Asynchronous Format

No GRE or Entrance Exam Required


Teachers and other educational professionals who wish to make a difference in the lives of young students. 

What You Learn

Academic professionals and educational practitioners will teach you how to apply strategies and theories to improve your instructional skills while working with young children in their learning environments

How You Learn

This is an online cohort. You will check in online to complete assignments and participate in online discussions and group activities. You will finish one 3 credit course every 8 weeks.

Career Outcomes

Become a better classroom early childhood teacher while making your classroom more inclusive

Courses Offered

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC 551

Curriculum Design and Evaluation

PSY 511

Psychological Foundations to Teaching and Learning

EDUC 594Research Evaluation and Design3
*EDUC 602

History and Context of Early Childhood Special Education

*EDUC 655

Inclusive Practices, Family Partnerships, and Differentiation in Early Childhood Ed.

*EDUC 692

Observing and Assessing the Young Child with Disabilities

*EDUC 576

Behavior Management in Inclusive Settings

EDUC 540

Curriculum and Instruction Capstone – Trauma and Resilience

EDUC 590

C&I Practicum – Trauma and Resilience

EDUC 625

Serving and Leading in the Community and World

 Total Credit Hours:30

If you do not want to earn a Master’s degree, you can take 4 courses in order to earn the Exceptional Learner – Birth-12th Grade Certificate only.

Courses denoted with an asterisk (*) are required to earn the Exceptional Learners: Birth-3rd Certificate.