Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed.

All students must meet the Requirements for the Master of Education Degree


The Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to provide innovative educators with opportunities to grow within the profession by reinvigorating their current practice or gaining credentials to seek new roles within education. Emphasis in core coursework and across pathways is placed on advancing justice, building criticality, centering humanistic pedagogies, and building and sustaining a reflexive practice.

Specific Requirements

Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Master of Education

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Statement of purpose
  • 3 formal letters of recommendation (in addition to the online letter of recommendation cover sheet)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Resume
  • Any other items required by the Graduate College

Minimum Degree Requirements

30 credits are required. There is a 5-year time period to finish the degree. The 30 credits must include 4 concentration courses (detailed below) and 18 credits within 1 of the degree pathways (detailed below); all at the graduate level or with Graduate College approval. At least 6 credits of graded coursework must be at the 6000-level.

EDCI 6008Curriculum Theory3
EDCI 6009Critical Pedagogies3
EDLP 6008Inequalities and Ed Policy3
EDRM 6300Applied Educational Research3

Degree pathways include: Curriculum & Instruction; Education for Sustainability; School Library Media Science; Reading and Literacy; and Resiliency-Based Approaches.

Comprehensive Examination

Students will develop an e-portfolio to highlight their learning and work from the courses they took as part of their M.Ed. coursework. They will then present that e-portfolio to a small group of faculty.  

Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy for the Degree of Master of Education

Successful completion of any prerequisite courses, and at least 15 graded graduate credits with a 3.00 GPA or better, including all core courses.