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Curriculum and Instruction 

The program prepares teachers who can respond creatively to the needs of students from diverse backgrounds in the process of promoting their learning. The goals of the program enable pre-service teachers to demonstrate research-based pedagogical approaches, to expand their content knowledge in order to help students meet the challenges of the 21st century, to use educational technologies thoughtfully, to value democratic public education, and to appreciate the key role of critical thinking in all aspects of schooling. Faculty view the professional work of program graduates as part of their efforts in supporting reform initiatives in local public schools.

Graduate Programs

 Master of Education

 Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

The Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction provides advanced graduate studies for practicing teachers in pedagogy and curriculum, with an emphasis on teacher inquiry. The program offers specializations for teachers from preschool through secondary education to further their professional practice through reflective teaching, inquiry, and research-based graduate courses.

Concentrations Offered:

  • Advanced Secondary Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Education Leadership
  • Elementary STEM
  • Reading and Advanced Literacy
  • Reading Endorsement

Graduate Certificates 

Graduate Certificate in Reading and Advanced Literacy 

Graduate Certificate in Reading and Literacy for K-12 for Reading Endorsement

Graduate Certificate in Secondary Teacher Thinking and Decision Making

Graduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership and Mentoring

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Secondary Instruction

Graduate Certificate in Teacher Inquiry 

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education ONLINE

Graduate Certificate in TESOL ONLINE

Graduate Certificate in TESOL-Educational Technology ONLINE 

Graduate Certificate in Elementary STEM Education (iSTEMpro)

Whole Child Graduate Certificate 

Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

The aim of the Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Curriculum and Instruction is to prepare scholarly practitioners to be innovative leaders who can transform teaching and learning in their schools, districts and other educational institutions.



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