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2018-2019 Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

M.Ed: Curriculum and Instruction


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M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction


College Education
Academic Award Master of Education
Credits Required 30 semester credits
Faculty Lead Molly Quick
Concentrations District and School 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: District and School Leadership, Teacher Leadership, English Language Learner (ELL), or Special Education (SPED).

Program Highlights

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

  • Bachelors graduates holding the Residency Teacher Certificate who seek the M.Ed. degree in Curriculum and Instruction  
  • Bachelors or masters graduates adding the ELL Endorsement to their Washington State Certificate
  • Educators (with or without a Residency Teacher Certificate) who wish to enhance their educational knowledge and skills through one of our four concentrations
  •  (Students complete the Core Curriculum and one Concentration; courses are offered in two formats: online and on-campus.)

Transfer Credits

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

Academic Progress

Undergraduate students whose academic histories reflect a GPA below 3.0 (“B” level) may be admitted to the program on academic probation. Students may also be placed on probation if their GPA falls below 3.0. Students are given one academic term to show improvement and to raise their GPA to at least 3.0, at which point they are removed from probationary status. If the student’s GPA has been below 2.75 for two or more terms, he or she is required to develop a remediation plan; outlining how/when GPA will be increased. Students must earn at least a 3.0 overall grade point average to graduate. These guidelines also apply to Master in Teaching candidates, except that they are required to maintain a 3.3 GPA.

Concentrations: 24


Select one concentration from the following:

Total: 30 Semester Credits


Total: 30 Semester Credits


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