Curriculum & Instruction: M.Ed. - Master of Education
Our students learn research-based strategies and best practices for developing effective instructional programs, through top-ranked curriculum and top-tier faculty, in an interactive flexible online experience.
At a Glance
M.Ed. - Master of Education
Curriculum & Instruction
- Educator in various preK-12 settings, community colleges, nonprofit organizations, museums, government agencies
- Curriculum developer in similar settings
Best Suited To
- Educators aiming to be successful within diverse learning environments
- Educators desiring to enhance their knowledge of curriculum, teaching, and learning to meet the needs of all learners
- Individuals desiring to advance their careers with 100% online, asynchronous coursework
- Full Time
- Part Time
2-3 years (part time) or 1 year (full time)
Spring entry: November 1
- February 1 (priority deadline)
- May 1 (final deadline)
- March 1 (priority deadline)
- July 1 (final deadline)
About This Program
This program is designed for individuals who want to make a difference in educational settings by developing more effective curricular and instructional practices to better serve students. The fully asynchronous online program curriculum is designed to equip educators with the knowledge and skills to be successful in an ever-changing educational landscape.
In addition to core requirements in the four pillars of the program (curriculum, instruction, assessment, and diversity), students will select an area of emphasis from the following areas:
- Educational Innovation
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Gifted Education
- Instructional Technology
- Professional Studies
- Social and Emotional Learning
- Social Foundations
- NEW-Customized Coursework: You may choose this option if you want to study a broad range of educational topics. Choose four courses from the various areas of emphasis.
This program is not an approved Virginia initial licensure program. However, if you are interested in adding an endorsement in Gifted Education, English as a Second Language, or pursuing an initial Virginia license through an alternate route, then these options may be available through the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction program. Please reach out to the licensure specialist listed as the contact on our Become a Teacher page.
The professional studies area of emphasis is designed to assist those pursuing a Virginia license through an alternate pathway. Reach out to our licensure specialist listed at the bottom of this page for more information about this area of emphasis.