Online Master of Education — Curriculum & Instruction

Prepare to serve in the classroom as a lead teacher or outside the classroom in building-level positions handling curriculum planning or instructional design.

10/18/21 Next Application Due Date
11/1/21 Start Classes

Program Overview


Get to know more about the online M.Ed. – Curriculum & Instruction degree from EWU

$13,475* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
49 Credit Hours

Increase your knowledge and earning potential in the Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction online from Eastern Washington University. This flexible online degree program joins a legacy of quality teacher education programs that date back more than a century.

Gain an understanding of how to develop curriculum aligned with regulatory standards and evolving trends, learn to refine instructional strategies, and prepare for roles such as Instructional Coach or Curriculum Personnel.

As part of the program, you must complete 120 hours of an internship related to curriculum planning, instructional design, or a related area, working with an experienced mentor who already holds a master's degree. In lieu of a thesis or research report, you will need to submit a portfolio with a reflective component and take a comprehensive exam.

The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

As a student in this online M.Ed. program, you will:

  • boost your knowledge of issues in instructional design and curriculum development;
  • participate in an internship that allows you to connect theory from your coursework with practice in a working; K-12 environment;
  • learn and practice the skills of being an Instructional Coach.
  • boost your knowledge of issues in instructional design and curriculum development;
  • participate in an internship that allows you to connect theory from your coursework with practice in a working; K-12 environment;
  • learn and practice the skills of being an Instructional Coach.

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EWU offers a variety of graduate education degree programs in a convenient online format. Check out all our online M.Ed. programs.

$13,475* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
49 Credit Hours

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences educator programs are approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).

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Tuition


Discover how our pay-by-the-course tuition is cost-effective

The M.Ed. – Curriculum & Instruction online degree program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition rate to all students residing in and out of the state of Washington.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$13,475* Total Tuition

*Tuition and fees subject to change. Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$13,475* Total Tuition

Calendar


Pencil in important EWU dates on your calendar

The M.Ed. – Curriculum & Instruction online program is designed to be flexible for working professionals, with six-week courses and seven start dates a year. View the full calendar for upcoming due dates for required documents, class registration and tuition payments to get started when it’s best for you.

Now enrolling:

10/18/21 Next Application Deadline
11/1/21 Start Classes
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall I9/20/219/3/219/13/219/15/219/18/2110/31/21
Fall II11/1/2110/18/2110/25/2110/27/2110/30/2112/12/21
Winter I1/3/2212/16/2112/23/2112/28/211/1/222/13/22
Winter II2/14/221/31/222/7/222/9/222/12/223/27/22
Spring I4/4/223/21/223/28/223/30/224/2/225/15/22
Spring II5/16/225/2/225/9/225/11/225/14/226/26/22
Summer I7/11/226/24/227/1/227/6/227/9/228/21/22
Fall I9/19/229/2/229/12/229/14/229/17/2210/30/22
Fall II10/31/2210/17/2210/24/2210/26/2210/29/2212/11/22

Now enrolling:

10/18/21 Next Application Deadline
11/1/21 Start Classes

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Admissions


Follow these steps to get admitted into our online M.Ed. program

The admission process for the M.Ed. – Curriculum & Instruction online is streamlined to help you get started sooner. A teaching certificate is required for admission to this program.

Admission Requirements:

  • Teacher certification
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA

  • Teaching certificate
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded postsecondary credit hours**
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended

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**We encourage you to apply if your GPA is lower than a 3.0 and you have at least 3 years of professional work experience. Applicants with GPAs below 3.0 are considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 800-826-3411 for more information.

This offering is available as an endorsement program for those teachers who hold or who have held an initial, residency, continuing or professional teaching certificate in the state of Washington. If you do not hold a teaching certificate in Washington or do not hold a teaching certificate at all, you are still encouraged to apply. Please note however that this will not lead to a teaching certificate in Washington. Additionally, this program may satisfy the requirements for states other than Washington. Please check with your applicable licensing board to determine whether this program satisfies requirements for licensure in the state in which you reside. For information on certification in the state of Washington, please contact Jill Stinson, Certification Officer, at [email protected]. For current contact information for applicable licensing boards, please refer to our State Authorization page or contact Dianne Selcho at [email protected].

Please note, however, that this will not lead to a teaching certificate in Washington. If you are looking for an initial teaching certificate, please visit the School of Education’s webpage.

Courses


Have a look at what you’ll learn in your online M.Ed. – Curriculum & Instruction courses

In order to earn the M.Ed. – Curriculum & Instruction online, you must complete 14 courses (49 credit hours), comprised of 16 credit hours of core courses and 33 credit hours of specialization courses (including an internship).

You must take the following courses.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Issues such as federal aid, teachers' tenure, teachers' salaries, the political control of education, indoctrination versus education, religious and public education, school-district reorganization, the community-centered school and academic freedom.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Four philosophies in education will be studied. The implications of each for school organization and classroom instruction will be examined. Participants will be invited to analyze their beliefs and how these beliefs form into a coherent philosophy of education.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Required of all graduate students pursuing the master of education degree program unless an alternative research course is scheduled. It provides the background of research methods and techniques necessary for meeting the requirements of Education 600 or 601. The methods, tools, and strategies used in educational research, both quantitative and qualitative, will be explored. Continued level teacher certification research requirements may be met through this course.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on reforming and transforming the processes, perceptions and practices of learning and teaching by emphasizing diversity, social justice and equity. First, psychological principles underlying current educational culture will be analyzed. Second, reforming relationships, interactions and contexts for learning will be addressed through reflective practices, and third, rethinking and transforming connections, will be viewed through the lens of learners of diverse backgrounds.
You must take the following courses.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Advanced techniques and methods of developing and utilizing instructional systems. A multimedia correlated system will be designed, produced, organized, field tested and presented.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Focuses on curricular and instructional development of resource-based skills. From examining model K-12 programs for skills in such areas as information, critical television viewing, media production, and visual literacy, teachers will apply elements of instructional design and development to resource-based skills programs.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
A course designed to provide classroom teachers an opportunity to revisit current reading pedagogical knowledge, including knowledge of essential components of reading (phonics, word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension), phonological awareness, print concepts, and academic language. Students will explore meaningful ways in which reading instruction may be infused and integrated within content areas of the curriculum, including Common Core State Standards. Teacher assessment and student self-assessment as means to inform teaching and learning will be an additional focus of the course.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
The work of the teacher or supervisor in improving instruction.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course emphasizes the key philosophical, sociological, and historical intellectual contributions in the field of curriculum. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of school curriculum through the analysis of historical events and current research.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course examines the principles underlying the development of a K-12 school curriculum. With an emphasis on methods of determining curriculum priorities, objectives, scope and sequence, and organizational patterns, as well as an examination of how curriculum design facilitates student-learning opportunities.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Practical, on-the-job experience for specialized school personnel planned cooperatively by a school district and the university. Students are selected for this experience by the university and the district in which the student is working. To register, students must make application to the program advisor during May of the previous year.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Continuation of C&I Internship I. Practical, on-the-job experience for specialized school personnel planned cooperatively by a school district and the university. Students are selected for this experience by the university and the district in which the student is working.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This course provides MEd candidates the opportunity to assemble a portfolio of work from graduate education courses that includes a reflective component. Candidates will provide evidence aligned with corresponding professional competencies. The course provides candidates the opportunity to prepare for the written comprehensive examination, which serves as the capstone experience in lieu of a thesis or research report
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The purpose of the comprehensive exam is to assess the knowledge and skills attained during the course of graduate study in the Master of Education program. The comprehensive exam requires students to integrate the principals, concepts, and research methodologies when employing academic language and using a formal writing style.

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