Master of Education – Curriculum & Instruction
This program is for applicants who are currently licensed to teach in Virginia.
Advance your knowledge of the teaching and learning process and curriculum design principles with a Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction. This 15- or 20-month, 31-credit, online program for certified Virginia teachers will elevate your expertise and help you more effectively teach to students’ strengths.
Goals and Course Topics
As a graduate of the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program, you will have a deeper understanding of the teaching and learning process, including assessment methods and instructional techniques. You will be capable of being a curriculum advisor or leader in a K-12 school.
Curriculum and Instruction Degree Concentrations
This program emphasizes research methods and critical analysis of educational research. Course topics include:
- Evaluating instructional procedures
- Curriculum development and design
- Adolescent and child psychology
- Meeting the needs of exceptional learners
- Digitally-mediated instruction
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction Format
The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program is presented online over 15- or 20-months in an accelerated, cohort-based format. You’ll take classes no more than two at a time in six-week blocks to allow intense study of each concept. Small classes allow productive discussions and personal attention from your instructor. No face-to-face meetings are required.
Who This Curriculum and Instruction Degree Program Is For
The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is for current, certified Virginia teachers. We prefer applicants who can prove they are currently certified and provide a resume detailing employment dates. You must have official transcripts from a regionally-accredited institution showing a 3.0 or higher GPA in your last 60 credits of bachelor degree study; at least one year of full-time teaching experience as a certified teacher; and passed one of the following tests:
- Praxis I (composite score of 532, writing section score of 176)
- Praxis II
- Graduate Record Examination (combined score of 850)
- Miller Analogies Test (score of 400)
- Virginia DOE Test (combined score of 470)
Upon completion of this program, students will have earned an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction.
Request more information on our MED Curriculum and Instruction program and other online education degrees by completing the form on this page. Or, if you’re ready to get started:
Admissions requirements, transfer credit guidelines and graduate requirements are outlined in our GPS Catalog. An Admissions Counselor will help you order your official transcripts and Averett will pay the associated costs. We will evaluate your transcripts to determine the degree program for which you qualify.
Program and course requirements are subject to change.
This program does not lead to endorsement or teacher licensure in the state of Virginia.
In lieu of a thesis, students will complete a Comprehensive Exam by responding online to a set of essay questions over the space of a weekend.
"It's very flexible with your schedule. I work full time, I volunteer, I play sports, and I actually work part time, so I'm able to juggle all of this and get my master's degree at the same time."
- Tamara Poles, MED Curriculum & Instruction '17Watch Testimonial
"You can use what you learn here in the real world. Averett absolutely prepares you for success - not only in this country, but globally."
- Adrienne Riley, BBA '16 and MED '18Watch Testimonial