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MEd in Curriculum & Instruction

Educators who want to increase their job skills and earn additional teaching credentials can enroll in a master's-level program such as Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Continue reading to learn more about this program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Although students of this program must have earned teaching certificates and licenses, they should also want to learn even more about curriculum development and the process of educating their own pupils. Applicants to Southern New Hampshire University must have earned a bachelor's degree to seek admission into this master's program.

Program Description:

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed to prepare K-12 teachers to take on roles such as curriculum administrators. It is intended to help educators increase the quality of the education they provide for their students and, thus, increase students' overall achievement. In part, the program emphasizes the practice and theory of curriculum design, technology-enhanced learning, and assessment of student performance. The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program consists of 33-credit hours, including eight core classes and three elective or concentration-specific courses. The program does not lead to initial licensure, but successful participants may become eligible for certification at the state level; students should check with their state Department of Education to ensure New Hampshire certification is recognized.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction:

Curriculum and Instruction (MEd) Required Courses

  • EDU 520: The Educator Researcher
  • Students choose one:
    • EDU 533C: Learning through Technology
    • EDU 533NC: Learning through Technology
  • EDU 547: Curriculum Development
  • EDU 550: Educational Assessment
  • EDU 555: Student Centered Curriculum/Instruction
  • EDU 582: Educational Factors of Diversity
  • EDU 610: Ethics and School Law
  • EDU 775: Practicum in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Nine credit hours in DEV, EDU, REG, or SPED with a minimum of three credits at the 600 level

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

It is the goal of some educators to venture beyond pre-kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms in order to teach higher education subjects or become collegiate-level administrators. These educators should first earn doctorate degrees. Learners who want to pursue such degrees might select a program such as the following:

  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Doctorate of Philosophy with a specialization in Curriculum Theory and Development

Career Paths:

After finishing the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program, educators can seek additional licensing. At that point, they might be prepared to pursue positions such as:

  • Curriculum Administrator
  • Educational Administrator
  • Curriculum Developer

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