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

  • Elementary: 36 credits required
  • Middle School: 42 credits required
  • Secondary English: 42 credits required
  • Secondary Social Studies: 42 credits required
  • Secondary Mathematics: 42 credits required
  • Secondary Sciences: 42 credits required
  • PreK-12 Art: 42 credits required
  • PreK-12 World Languages: 42 credits required
  • PreK-12 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: 39 credits required
  • PreK-12 Physical Education: 42 credits required
  • PreK-12 Dance: 42 credits required 
  • Reading Education: 30 credits required
  • World Languages: 42 credits required
  • Creative Initiatives in Teacher Education: 37 credits required

non-certification options

All of the non-certification tracks require 30 credits. 

  • Art Education
  • Arts Integration
  • Elementary-Middle School
  • English Literacy Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Minority and Urban Education
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • STEM Elementary
  • World Languages Education
  • TESOL Teacher Leadership