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Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

College of Arts & Sciences

Western New England’s online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills with the goal of preparing you to be educational leaders of the future. The comprehensive nature of the program allows you to leverage your degree in various educational environments while widening opportunities for rewarding job prospects, increased potential for career advancement, and higher earning potential.

The MEd in Curriculum and Instruction program has been suspended. Applications for new degree-seeking candidates are not being accepted this time. Graduate Education courses will continue to be offered. If you are interested in completing a course for purposes of satisfying Professional Development Points (PDPs), you can enroll on a nondegree basis. Nondegree Application Form

Why Choose Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction?

Western New England University and its Department of Education are respected throughout New England and across the country—as are our students and alumni. Our online Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction provides you with the opportunity to focus on the development and implementation of curriculum and instruction in either elementary or secondary classrooms. To prepare you to take your career to the next level, Western New England University has developed an online degree program that focuses on a unique blend of curriculum and instruction that responds to the renewed national interest in research and best practices, explores current research on strategies that increase achievement in all students, and teaches students to design lesson plans and effectively evaluate curriculum. View our current tuition rates.

What Will You Study?

The online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to enhance teachers’ knowledge and skills with the goal of preparing educational leaders of the future. The program design uses best practices of online learning such as building a virtual learning community, active learning, both formative and summative assessments, a variety of assignments, and varied formats for sharing course content. Course topics include principles of differentiating instruction, multicultural education, literacy strategies for struggling readers, and adolescent literacy.

Admissions Requirements

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, preferably in a field related to education with an overall undergraduate GPA of at least a 2.8 (4.0 scale). Previous teaching, administrative, or experience in other educational roles is desired but is not required.

Admissions Process

How are Courses Offered?

Course Delivery: Online
Total Credits: 30

Courses are delivered exclusively online via KODIAK, Western New England University’s online learning management system. Through this online classroom you will be able to view lectures, complete and submit assignments, participate in discussions with classmates, and communicate directly with your professors. This online learning model allows you to complete classwork on your own time, wherever you are.

The program is a part-time graduate program with courses offered in 11-week terms. Two courses are offered each fall, winter, spring, and summer term. All coursework is conducted online. The program requires the completion of 10 courses, and by taking two courses per term, your degree can take as little as 15 months to complete.

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The Department of Education is composed of faculty members who have broad experience in classroom teaching. They bring great expertise to the task of guiding established teachers in their professional development. Our emphasis is on building personal relationships, addressing individual needs, and helping teachers attain a higher level of performance in their work. You’ll be taught in small, interactive classes by experienced professors who take a personal interest in your progress. All full-time faculty members in the program have doctoral degrees and impressive academic credentials. They also have significant on-the-job experience as teachers in public and private schools.