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MEd in Curriculum and Instruction

Those interested in academic careers where they develop instructional strategies and curriculum plans might be interested in Regent University's Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum and Instruction program. Read on for more details about this online-only MEd program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students hoping to enroll in this master's degree program should have previous teaching experience and might have taken previous coursework in education, including those that address educational administration, curriculum design, and instructional coaching. Applicants to Regent University's master's degree programs should already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Educational research methodologies, curriculum assessments, and instructional strategy implementation are among the topics students have the chance to explore when they enroll in the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program at Regent University. Other core courses might address classroom management methods, accommodations and collaborative efforts for at-risk students, technological tools in education, and integrative and implementation practices in educational technology. Students might also examine biblical perspectives in learning. Seven concentration options allow students to focus their studies on a specific area, such as adult education, gifted and talented, or STEM education.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

33-36 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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

All students who enter the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program must complete 18 credits in required coursework and choose a concentration area consisting of 15-18 credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (18 credits)

  • Research Design
  • Classroom Management
  • Instructional Strategies for Students Who Are At-Risk
  • Philosophical Foundations in Education
  • Introduction to Curriculum & Instruction
  • Technology in Education

Concentration Courses (15-18 credits)

  • Students complete five-six courses in one of the following concentrations:
    • Adult Education
    • Career Switchers
    • Christian School
    • STEM Education
    • Teacher Leader
    • Gifted and Talented with endorsement
    • Gifted and Talented without endorsement

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

While the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction program might prepare graduates to assume various roles in an academic setting, those who intend to pursue higher levels in education administration, such as school superintendent or university administrator, might seek a doctoral degree. Doctorate studies might delve deeper into theories and leadership practices that could help students better prepare for upper-level responsibilities. Doctoral degrees students might consider include:

  • PhD in Educational Leadership
  • Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction

Career Paths:

After being awarded the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, graduates might be prepared to seek employment in public or private schools, adult education institutions, community learning centers, or colleges. They might oversee curriculum design and evaluation, learning materials development, teacher development programs, instructional methods reviews, or departmental functions.

Some career titles that graduates might be ready to fill include:

  • Lead teacher
  • Content specialist
  • Curriculum developer
  • Learning facilitator

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