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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.

Program Design

The program coursework is offered fully online with opportunities to meet with faculty throughout the semester for face-to-face or online sessions. The following highlights outline the program design and features: 

  • Fully online
  • 30 credits
  • Completion time: 12-18 months
  • Accessibility of professors and staff allowing for support in each course
  • Emphases offered to promote personalized learning: Curriculum Design, Instructional Coaching, Innovation
  • Aligned with Ed.S. program (Ed.S. is aligned with Ed.D. and Ph.D.)
  • Competitive tuition costs
  • Innovative delivery model: fully online with face-to-face optional opportunities
  • NNU’s reputation for high-quality, rigorous academics
  • Includes hallmarks of a traditional C&I program
  • Incorporates essential skills to remain current in the field
  • Faculty advisers help direct course of study
  • Focus on innovative skill sets 
Research Project

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 Schedules

First cohort launches Fall 2015.

Required Courses

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)

Emphasis Areas 
During EDUC 7551 Global Education in Multi-Cultural Society, students will select one of three emphases to direct their research throughout the program:

  • Curriculum Design
  • Instructional Coaching
  • Innovation

Total Credits 30

Learn More in the Catalog