(M.Ed.) Degree Tracks

Curriculum and Instruction

This track is for individuals who may or may not hold a teaching certificate and who want to enhance their effectiveness as education practitioners, leaders and collaborators.

Whether in the classroom or in a seminar, the transmission of ideas is only as effective as the educator who delivers them. Within the curriculum and instruction degree track, students who provide instruction in a PreK-12 school setting or other training venues will learn many competencies that will enhance their teaching to bring about measurable results.

In this degree track students will strengthen their knowledge of curriculum and learning through coursework that focuses on theory and evidence-based practices.

For educators teaching in PreK-12 school settings, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction allows you to improve your skills in teaching, leadership, and collaboration as it fulfills many school districts’ graduate degree requirements for job security or higher earning potential. This degree may also serve to qualify graduates for positions as school administrators, with a greater earning potential. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics teachers in public schools earn a yearly average salary of $52,500, while instructional coordinators average $61,270 and administrators average $87,390 (www.bls.gov).

For educators working in alternative settings, such as corporate trainers, program coordinators, and public relations and human resource professionals, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction allows you to hone skills in planning, teaching, leading and collaborating that will increase your effectiveness within a broad range of venues.

This track requires 30 credits.