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Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Hone your craft as a teacher and gain skills to advance your career.

If you have not earned your teaching license, please see our Graduate Certificate in Teaching.



What You’ll Learn

How to be a better teacher/instructor

The program is designed to build upon what you already know as a teacher. It will give you more tools in the proverbial “teacher toolbox.”

How to be a better academic writer

The program is writing-intensive, culminating in a project/thesis.

How to be an advocate for education

The program provides knowledge, skills and dispositions to give teachers a voice in advocating for themselves, their students, their schools and their profession.


What You Can Do

Your degree will help you advance your teaching career or pursue one of the following areas:

Public and private school teacher

A master’s degree adds $3,000-$5,000 annually to your base salary, depending on the district.

Instructional coaches/teacher leader

Many districts have these specialized teachers to facilitate ongoing, day-to-day professional development for the teachers at the assigned school or schools.

Hospital educator

Many hospitals hire educators to work with children and youth who are in the hospital for long-term care.

Adjunct college instructor

Most universities require at least a master’s degree to teach in a variety of programs.

College instructor

Our program teaches you how to teach in these fields of study that do not have advanced degrees, such as dental hygiene and interior design.