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Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction Degree

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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-month, 30-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 months in an accelerated, cohort-based format. You’ll take classes one 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.

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)

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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.

"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 '17

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"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 '18

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Master of Education Classes September 11th

Next session starts September 11th
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