Apr 14, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

M.Ed: Curriculum and Instruction

M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction

College Education
Academic Award Master of Education
Credits Required 30 semester credits
Faculty Lead Jeremy Delamarter
Concentrations Athletic Leadership, Teacher Leadership, English Language Learner (ELL), Special Education (SPED)
CIP Code 13.1399

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to help practicing teachers and educational professionals take the next step in their professional development. M.Ed. candidates will be prepared to take on greater leadership in their classrooms, schools and districts, growing in their ability to make a positive impact on their schools and students. The M.Ed. program will help you earn a graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction with one of four concentrations: Athletic Leadership, Teacher Leadership, English Language Learner (ELL), or Special Education (SPED).

Students who successfully complete the Master of Education will be able to:

  1. Conduct research aimed at identifying and responding to contextualized problems of practice; 
  2. Develop a coherent philosophy of education that integrates both social and individual outcomes;
  3. Interpret educational aims and practices through the lens of Christian faith; and
  4. Design instructional plans and practices based on a formative assessment/instructional response cycle.

Program Highlights

The five-semester, thirty-credit curriculum offers advanced coursework on learning theory, educational standards, assessment, leadership and collaboration, and family engagement. Courses are offered in an on-campus/hybrid format. The M.Ed. is designed to serve several populations:

  • Bachelor’s graduates holding the Residency Teacher Certificate who seek the M.Ed. degree in Curriculum and Instruction;
  • Bachelor’s or master’s graduates adding the ELL or SPED endorsement to their Washington State Residency Certificate; and
  • Educators (with or without a Residency Teacher Certificate) and athletic leaders who wish to enhance their educational knowledge and skills through one of four concentrations.

Transfer Credits

College of Education Master’s students may transfer up to 6 credit hours of eligible graduate level coursework from an accredited institution towards their degree (subject to the Dean’s approval).

Academic Progress

Successful applicants should have a previous cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B level) or higher; candidates holding a lower GPA may be admitted to the program conditionally and granted one semester in which to earn a satisfactory GPA. Students must earn at least a B- (2.7) in each class in order to progress to subsequent semesters.

Concentrations: 21

Select one concentration from the following:

Total: 30 Semester Credits

Total: 30 Semester Credits