Curriculum and Instruction - Master of Education

Curriculum and Instruction is a Master of Education program jointly administered by the Departments of Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry and Educational Leadership. This online program is designed to support those interested in multicultural, contextually relevant, justice-oriented education leadership, curriculum, and pedagogy/practice in both classroom and community spaces.  There will be two tracks for students to choose from: (1) Early Career Teachers working in classrooms, and (2) Community-Oriented Educators working outside of classrooms. The program centers Anti-racism, Community, Inquiry, and Agency as essential anchors that center justice and where conversations are rooted in a commitment to engage in intellectualism toward action. This is done through the development of critical consciousness, centering knowledge of communities and grassroots organizing, and engagement with socially and contextually relevant teaching/learning.

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is open to both students with existing teaching licensure and those who do not have an existing license. This degree does not lead to initial license to teach.

Program Requirements 

Core Courses
EDL 622Foundations of Multicultural Education3
EDL/TCE 606Curriculum Innovation and Transformation through Understanding and Design3
EDL 611Theories of Leadership3
EDL 615Communities, Power, and Change3
TCE 557Engaging Minoritized Children & Youth3
TCE 615Introduction to Research Inquiry3
TCE/EDL 691Graduate Capstone Experience in Education3
Select one concentration:9
Early Career Teacher Concentration
Educational Policies & Teachers
Educators as Activists: Preparing Educators for Forces Impacting Classrooms and Schools
Students, Justice, and Equity Centered Pedagogies
Community-Oriented Educator Concentration
Community-Based Leadership & Action I
Community-Based Leadership & Action II
Identity, Community, & Activism
Total Credit Hours30