M.Ed. Curriculum, Instruction & Innovation
The Master of Education in Curriculum, Instruction, and Innovation is offered utilizing a cohort model. Students have the convenience of a fully online program with an option to meet with faculty face-to-face or online to enhance learning and to build community.
With a focus on high quality instruction, instructor leadership, innovation, personal reflection, and research practices and applications, the program equips graduates with the appropriate skill sets needed to access and effectively use technology and resources in today’s dynamic learning environments. The objective is to develop attitudes and practices that prepare educators to remain current and effective in an ever-changing world.
The program coursework is offered fully online with opportunities to meet with faculty throughout the semester either face-to-face or online. The following highlights outline the program design and features.
- 30 credits
- A completion timeframe of 11-12 months
- Accessible professors and staff allowing for support in each course
- Emphases to promote personalized learning: Curriculum Design, Instructional Coaching, Innovation
- Alignment with the Ed.S. program (Ed.S. is aligned with Ed.D. and Ph.D.)
- Competitive tuition costs
- A fully online structure with opportunities for face-to-face instructor meetings
- NNU’s reputation for high-quality, rigorous academics
- Hallmarks of a traditional C&I program
- Attention to essential skills for remaining current in the field
- Faculty advisers to help direct the course of study
- A focus on innovative skill sets
Under the advisement of a faculty mentor, students develop a practical application for the findings of the mixed methods research study. Projects will be presented in a culminating program electronic portfolio.
Cohort Start Dates
New cohorts begin each fall, but students can join an active cohort in most semesters.
MEd in Curriculum, Instruction & Innovation Courses
EDUC 7505 Teachers as Leaders (3)
EDUC 7511 The Learning Process (3)
EDUC 7532 Instructional Models (3)
EDUC 7551 Global Education in a Multi-Cultural Society (3)
EDUC 7552 Instructional Coaching (3)
EDUC 7553 Curriculum, Assessment and Collaboration (3)
EDUC 7554 Innovative Instruction (3)
EDUC 7555 Mixed Methods Research (3)
EDUC 7556 Conceptual Statistics and Applications for Educators (3)
EDUC 7557 Research Project (3) and EDUC 7557P Portfolio (0)
Total Credits 30
During the application process, students will select one of three emphases to direct their research throughout the program:
- Curriculum Design
- Instructional Coaching