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Master of Education Curriculum & Instruction Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 49 Tuition: $12,900
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Program Overview


Increase your knowledge and earning potential in the Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction online from Eastern Washington University. This 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.

Our experienced faculty will prepare you for continuing to serve in the classroom as a lead teacher or outside the classroom in building-level positions dealing with curriculum planning or instructional design. As part of this 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.

Courses

In order to earn the Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction online, you must complete 12 courses (49 credit hours), comprised of 25 credit hours of common core courses (including an internship) and 24 credit hours of specialization courses. All courses are six weeks in length.

To see the full list of M.Ed. – Curriculum and Instruction online courses, view courses.

Admissions

As an applicant for the Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction online degree program, you must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and submit transcripts verifying a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits. A teaching certificate is also required.

To learn more about our M.Ed. – Curriculum and Instruction online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

As a student in the Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction online degree program, you can pay for each course as you enroll. There is a $75 non-refundable application fee. Tuition is the same for students living in Washington or outside the state.

To learn more about our M.Ed. – Curriculum and Instruction online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With seven start dates each year, the Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction online degree program is convenient and accessible. Before beginning, you should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes and pay tuition to begin on your desired start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for our M.Ed. – Curriculum and Instruction online, view calendar.

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Courses


The Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction online curriculum is comprised of 12 courses (49 credit hours), including 25 credit hours of common core courses and 24 credit hours of specialization courses.

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You must take the following courses.

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.

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

An analysis of American democratic ideology in relation to major social problems such as race, social stratification, leisure, population movements, family life, and the involvement of the public schools. For students in the M.Ed. – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification program, EDUC 531 or 532 are department-approved substitutes for EDUC 505 in the M.Ed. common core.

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: varies per program

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: 5

This course provides M.Ed. candidates the opportunity to assemble a portfolio of work from graduate courses in education that include a reflective component. Candidates will provide evidence aligned with corresponding program competencies. The course also 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.

You must take the following courses.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Curriculum practice and instructional materials most likely to improve instruction in the elementary school. Students must select EDUC 531 or EDUC 532. For students in the M.Ed. – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification program, this course is a department-approved substitute for EDUC 505 in the M.Ed. common core.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Curriculum practice and instructional materials most likely to improve instruction in the secondary school. Students must select EDUC 531 or EDUC 532. For students in the M.Ed. – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification program, this course is a department-approved substitute for EDUC 505 in the M.Ed. common core.

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 a 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.

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Admissions


Let's get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction online program, along with information on required documents.

M.Ed. – Curriculum & Instruction Online Requirements

  • Teaching certificate
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Studies
206 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

Have a question? Call us at 800-826-3411.

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Tuition


Tuition for the Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included, except for a $75 application fee.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 4-Credit Hour Course Per Program
Master of Education – Curriculum & Instruction $263.26 $1,053.04 $12,900
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Calendar


The Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Fall I Sept. 17, 2018 Aug. 31, 2018 Sept. 12, 2018 Sept. 14, 2018 Oct. 26, 2018
Fall II Oct. 29, 2018 Oct. 15, 2018 Oct. 24, 2018 Oct. 26, 2018 Dec. 7, 2018
Winter I Jan. 4, 2019 Dec. 19, 2018 Dec. 31, 2018 Jan. 3, 2019 Feb. 14, 2019
Winter II Feb. 15, 2019 Feb. 1, 2019 Feb. 12, 2019 Feb. 14, 2019 March 28, 2019
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