Master of Education

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

The Master's of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in English Language Arts Education is a practitioner's degree for candidates seeking to improve their understandings of and work in classrooms, libraries, and other institutions for children and youth. Programs of study involve a department core of four classes, plus other courses determined by student’s interests and faculty consent, for a total of 30 credit hours. The capstone experience is a research paper or project.

Course of Study for the M.Ed.

  • A twelve-credit core:
    • One three-credit course colloquium
    • One three-credit course in curriculum
    • One three-credit course in educational research
    • One three-credit course in philosophical, social, psychological or historical foundations of education
  • Subject-specific "emphasis area" course work (English Language Arts Education)
  • At least 30 credits in the M.Ed. program, with all credits from graduate courses—400 or above—and at least 18 credits at the 500 level.
  • A master's paper or project approved by the adviser.

For more information about program requirements, please consult the Curriculum and Instruction Master's Degree Manual.