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 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 online. The following highlights outline the program design and features.

  • 33 credits
  • A completion timeframe of 12 + months
  • Accessible professors and staff allowing for support in each course 
  • Promotes 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
  • 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
Research Project

A significant expectation of this program is the student's identification and research of an instruction- related topic. Students will investigate research questions in school settings by independently preparing an action research proposal. Additionally, this program will provide students a practical framework for creating, analyzing, and interpreting informal, formal, and summative assessment data. Students will use data to inform the instructional decision making in their own classroom setting.

Cohort Start Dates

New cohorts begin each fall. A student who joins an active cohort is placed in the one that corresponds to the student's expected graduation date.

Admissions Application Deadline: Fall: August 1, Spring December 1, and Summer: May 1.

Required Courses

EDUC8000 Orientation: Graduate Education (0)
EDUC7505 Teachers as Leaders (3)
EDUC7511 The Learning Process (3)
EDUC7532 Instructional Models (3)
EDUC7552 Instructional Coaching (3)
EDUC7553 Curriculum, Assessment and Collaboration (3)
EDUC7554 Innovative Instruction (3)
EDUC7555 Mixed Methods Research (3)
EDUC7556 Conceptual Statistics and Applications for Educators (3)
EDUC7571 Education in a Globalized & Multi-Cultural Society (3)
EDUC7572 Innovative Instruction 2.0 (3)
EDUC7584 Data Driven Decision Making (3)
EDUC7557P Program Portfolio (0-1)

Total Credits: 33 semester credits are required.

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