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  • Gannon's M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is a program that adds value to a classroom teacher's resume. While undergraduate programs give prospective teachers the basics in theory and skill, the M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program develops the teacher further as an educational professional. A master's degree signals the dedication and ability to take on increased responsibility. Having a M. Ed. Degree in Curriculum and Instruction can help distinguish that candidate from other candidates.  

    Most teachers use the credits in a master's program as credits toward their Instructional II certificate. Most school district professional contracts include a clause supporting teachers with credit cost reimbursement as well as salary increments when the candidate achieves the master's degree.

    Employment opportunities for teacher leaders continue to grow for master's graduates. School administrators are looking for teachers who have enhanced their basic degree with expanded educational degrees to lead curriculum and building level committees, and to participate in and give input to school districtwide initiatives. Many school districts offer additional salary compensation for teachers who participate in these professional activities.

    At Gannon University, the M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program is taught by leading practitioners who are recognized as teacher leaders. This program carries a strong reputation for developing tomorrow's master teachers. An M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is a valuable credential in the education profession, and often essential for teacher leader positions.