Curriculum and Instruction

  • Program Overview

    The online Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree is designed to facilitate the highest level of teacher performance.  The core courses focus on the mastery of teaching effectiveness for teachers in grades K through 12.  The objectives enable the teacher to:

    • Develop the verbal skills and strategies that produce mastery of positive communication 
    • Acquire skills that increase student thinking and self-esteem through the instruction process
    • Use instructional strategies to match the learning style preferences of student
    • Create lesson formats and instructional processes (induction, deduction, inquiry, analysis, and synthesis) that match the learning and thinking styles of students
    • Develop skills to create a motivating learning environment


    • Students can begin in any semester – Fall, Spring or Summer.
    • Core courses are offered two per semester in 7-week-long sessions.
    • Electives can be taken when it is most convenient for the student.
    • Program can be completed in as few as 4 semesters, including summers (approximately 1 ½ years).

    What Makes Us Different

    • NEW! The entire M.Ed. program is completed ONLINE.
    • NEW! Tuition is $450/credit* with no additional fees.
    • The M.Ed. is a 30 credit, non-thesis, portfolio-based program.
    • The electives may be used to begin an additional certification such as Principal Certification, Reading Specialist Certification, Supervisor of Curriculum or ESL. 

    Program Options

    • Master of Education: Curriculum and Instruction
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