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M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Education (MEd) with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction is for the professional educator desiring to develop advanced skills in classroom teaching and/or to serve in instructional leadership roles. This program focuses on high-quality instruction, teacher leadership, personal reflection and the use of technology as an aid for student learning.

Offered in a cohort model, this program fits nicely into your fast-paced life allowing you to continue to teach full-time. Coursework is applicable to all grade levels (K-12), and you can earn your degree in 14 months.

Program Design

Participate in dynamic classes involving inquiry into complex educational issues. The program provides a learning community which supports job embedded professional development.

  • Complete program in as little as 14 months
  • 33 semester credits to complete degree
  • Eight of the thirteen courses are completed during the summers
  • Cohort members remain together for the core courses
  • Students select an emphasis in an area of their choice
  • Possible ENL Endorsement
Research Project

A significant expectation of this program is the student's identification and research of an education related topic. During enrollment in EDUC 7518 Action Research for Educators, the student will develop an action research proposal. Prior to completion of the program, the student will conduct the study, submit the final document to NNU, and make an in-service presentation of the results to his/her school faculty.

Cohort Schedules

Cohort 20 (begins June 2014)

Required Courses

MEd in Curriculum and Instruction Core Courses
EDUC 7504 Advanced Teaching (3)
EDUC 7511 The Learning Process (3)
EDUC 7518 Action Research for Educators (3)
EDUC 7531 Statistical Applications for Educators (2)
EDUC 7532 Instructional Models (3)
EDUC 7533 Curriculum and Assessment (3)
EDUC 7561 Multi-Cultural Issues in Education (2)
EDUC 7562 Technology in Education (3)
EDUC 7566 Educational Values (1)
EDUC 7598c Seminar: Action Research (1)
EDUC 7700 Comprehensive Examination (0)

Emphasis Courses 
Additionally, students choose 9 emphasis credits in one of the following areas of study:
Teacher Leadership
Mathematics Instruction

Total Credits 33

Learn More in the Catalog