Curriculum and Instruction Degrees
Degree programs in Curriculum and Instruction serve a range of students who are seeking advanced and enhanced knowledge of the teaching and learning process. Each degree program provides a unique experience for those who are interested in professional practitioner enhancement, curricular expertise and leadership, or advanced study and the generation of new knowledge in the field.
Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction
The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is best suited for those who are seeking enhanced and advanced knowledge of the teaching and learning process. M.Ed. students are typically practitioners with teaching credentials or educators in environments where such credentials are not required. Students who complete the Master of Education program take coursework related to curriculum, instruction, social contexts of education, as well as a core group of courses in their specified area of interest.
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Curriculum and Instruction
The Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed for individuals who have a master's degree and wish to extend their knowledge in curriculum and instruction and develop their skills as curricular or Special Education leaders. The Ed.S. program includes advanced coursework and maintains a practitioner focus, with the overall goal of developing educational leaders who work in various educational settings. Individuals working toward this degree are provided a foundational base that can be further applied to study at the doctoral level or can be utilized to further the practitioner's professional development as a curricular or Special Education leader.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction
The Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction is a scholarly terminal degree designed to cultivate the highest level of expertise in the teaching and learning process. Students are mentored by a graduate faculty advisor to complete coursework, develop skills in educational research, and acquire depth of knowledge in a specific subfield within curriculum and instruction. Students completing this Ph.D. are prepared to be faculty members in higher education, leaders in the field of curriculum and instruction, or scholars devoted to educational research.