Skip to Main Content
College of Education and Human Services

Curriculum and Instruction

twoColumn twoLeft

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.

Have questions about any of our Curriculum and Instruction programs? Email us at

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.

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