Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Students have the option of pursuing certification or non-certification tracks. 

Beyond the successful completion of courses, students must demonstrate high standards of scholarship and the ability to engage in independent research. Students must either write and defend a research thesis, complete a seminar paper (non-thesis option) or a professional portfolio--requirement varies by specialization. Your faculty advisor will help you develop a program of study that is consistent with Departmental and University guidelines.

Certification options

1. Elementary: 36 credits required
2. Middle School: 38 credits required
3. Secondary English: 36 credits required
4. Secondary Social Studies: 36 credits required
5. Secondary Mathematics: 36 credits required
6. Secondary Sciences: 36 credits required
7. PreK-12 Art: 36 credits required
8. PreK-12 World Languages: 36 credits required
9. PreK-12 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): 39 credits required
10. PreK-12 Physical Education: 42 credits required
11. PreK-12 Dance: 42 credits required 
12. TESOL with K-12 Certification (on-campus): 39 credits
13. Reading Education with Reading Specialist certification: 30 credits required
14. World Languages: 36 credits required
15. Creative Initiatives in Teacher Education: 37 credits required
16. Secondary Computer Science: 42 credits required

non-certification options

All of the non-certification tracks require 30 credits. 

1. Art Education
2. Arts Integration
3. Elementary-Middle School
4. English Literacy Education
5. Mathematics Education
6. Minority and Urban Education
7. Reading Education
8. Science Education
9. Social Studies Education
10. STEM Elementary
11. World Languages Education
12. TESOL Teacher Leadership