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 or curriculum developer in preK-12 settings, adult education programs, alternative schools, charter schools, community or technical colleges, continuing education programs, and state education departments.
- Graduates have also taken positions in government agencies, foundations, museums, and a number of military personnel have assumed instructional positions.
Best Suited To
- Individuals who already hold bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
- Educators anywhere in the world
- The program offers a guaranteed admission option for recent graduates of the UVA B.S.Ed. Teacher Education programs who meet eligibility requirements.
- Full Time
- Part Time
1 year (full time) or 2-3 years (part time)
- Spring entry: November 1
- Summer entry:
- March 15 (priority deadline)
- May 15 (final deadline)
- Fall entry:
- April 15 (priority deadline)
- July 15 (final deadline)
About This Program
This program is designed for individuals who want to make a difference in educational settings by developing more effective instructional practices and better curriculum development strategies. This program is 100% online and asynchronous.
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:
- Applied Behavior Analysis (BCBA)
- Educational Innovation
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Gifted Education
- Instructional Technology
- Professional Studies
- Social and Emotional Learning
- Social Foundations
- Special Education
Courses are taught by faculty with years of experience and depth of expertise, with a strong commitment to students’ education and personal development.
This program is not an approved initial licensure program. However, if you are interested in adding an endorsement in gifted education, special education, or English as a Second Language (ESL), or pursuing initial licensure through an alternate route, 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 licensure through an alternate pathway. Reach out to our licensure specialist for more information about this area of emphasis.