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Master of Education - Curriculum & Teaching

The Master of Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Teaching program is designed for educators who are seeking to strengthen their existing instructional skills. Read more about this Northcentral University graduate degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Teaching

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in applying to this program should be practicing instructors. Courses in cultural diversity, psychology, leadership, and data analysis could be helpful. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Individuals enrolled in this Northcentral University program have the opportunity to examine historical and contemporary instructional strategies as well as standards for student learning. The curriculum is designed to teach learners how to create inclusive educational programs that encourage reading and language development. Participants have the chance to study the importance of intellectual growth and evolution of both students and themselves. Prior to completing this program, students complete a field-specific research project, which is designed to strengthen their analytical abilities. This program is not intended to meet licensing or certification requirements; individuals interested in earning such credentials should check with the appropriate agencies for the academic requirements needed.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for a Master of Education with a Specialization in Curriculum and Teaching:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Master of Education Foundation Courses (15 credits)

  • EDU 5000: Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
  • ED 5022: Educational Policies and Practices
  • ED 5001: Contemporary Issues in Education
  • ED 5034: School Community Relations
  • ED 5023: Multicultural Relationships in Educational Organizations

Curriculum and Teaching Requirements (12 credits)

Students select four from the following courses:

  • CT 5000: Curriculum and Instructional Strategies
  • CT 5003: Principles of Teaching & Learning
  • CT 5010: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Strategies and Principles
  • CT 5011: Learning and Teaching Styles, Multiple Intelligences, and Ways of Learning
  • CT 5012: Teaching Foundations for Language and Literacy
  • CT 5013: The Classroom: Management and Organization for Student Achievement

Master of Education Capstone (3 credits)

  • ED 6003: PK-12 Specialization Action Research Capstone

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After earning a Master of Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Teaching degree, graduates may decide to continue their training and enroll in an advanced program. Continuing on a graduate pedagogical path could allow learners to examine theories and practices in related instructional areas that may be of interest to them. They could also strengthen their applied research skills and better prepare themselves for administrative opportunities.

Higher-level degrees that graduates could seek to earn include, but are not limited to:

  • Education Specialist
  • Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education in Curriculum and Teaching

Career Paths:

Practicing educators who complete this program could be able to take on additional responsibilities in their current school. Additionally, opportunities could be sought with colleges as well as public, private, or charter schools at the primary, middle, or secondary level. Professionals in this field could be responsible for such tasks as lesson planning, assignment creation, classroom management, and student evaluation.

Graduates of this Northcentral University program could be able to qualify for roles as:

  • Lead instructors
  • Curriculum developers
  • Mentor teachers

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