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College of Education, Health and Human Services

Curriculum and Instruction

Course Delivery
100% online
Total Credits
30
Approximate Tuition Cost
$17,200
Available Concentrations
Choose from two fully online concentrations

Curriculum and Instruction Program Overview

The Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction provides a wide range of graduate study opportunities in the progressive, research-based curriculum and teaching practices. The program prepares educators for continuing professional development, education in a multicultural society, and leadership for curriculum reform and renewal.

The Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree is a professional development degree that strives to enhance each student’s career aspirations, which are frequently tied to a future employment objective. Professional teaching experience is not necessary to apply. A student works closely with an advisor to address his or her professional development goals. The C&I M.Ed. is organized into seven concentrations, two of which are offered fully online, listed below. The concentrations do not lead to teacher education licensure or endorsement.

Online Concentrations: The Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction offers two fully online concentrations:

  • Curriculum and Teaching
  • Mathematics Education

Program Structure

  • 30 credit hours
  • 10 courses
  • A minimum of 16 semester hours must be taken at the 60000 level or higher
  • Students have six years from the term of first enrollment to complete the degree
  • The above concentrations do not lead to teacher education licensure or endorsement. The program includes field experience components at the elementary and secondary levels and culminates with a full-semester student teaching experience.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Educate in multicultural settings.
  • Function as professional leaders for curriculum reform and renewal.
  • Demonstrate the disposition and skills for continuing professional development.

What is a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction?

A master’s in curriculum and instruction is also commonly referred to as a Master’s of Education (MEd). An MEd is a master’s degree that gives you the potential to advance your teaching career through gaining insights into new approaches that inspire students.

Curriculum and instruction is an education field that focuses on curriculum development, educational theory, and student data evaluation. Practitioners – known as instructional coordinators – design, implement, and evaluate instructional materials and programs to ensure they adhere to organizational standards and deliver effective outcomes, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What can I do with a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction?

Possible careers and opportunities include:

  • Education teachers, postsecondary
  • Instructional coordinators
  • Teaching at a public, private, parochial, magnet, and charter schools
  • Museums, or other organizations that offer education programs
  • Government organizations specializing in education
  • Textbook and curriculum companies

What will I learn in Kent State’s Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction?

Online master’s degree in curriculum and instruction programs teach students how to integrate educational technology into instructional materials and programs. Students are also introduced to curricula for nontraditional students, such as special education learners.

The Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree is a professional development degree that strives to enhance each student’s career aspirations, which are frequently tied to a future employment objective. Professional teaching experience is not necessary to apply. A student works closely with an advisor to address his or her professional development goals.

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Educate in multicultural settings.
  • Function as professional leaders for curriculum reform and renewal.
  • Demonstrate the disposition and skills for continuing professional development.

Curriculum and Instruction Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university1
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.0000-point scale
  • Application essay (effective for spring 2024 admission term, goal statement will replace application essay)
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
    • Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
    • Minimum 77 MELAB score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score
    • Minimum 110 Duolingo English Test score

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education website.

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Important Dates

Jan
16
Classes Begin
Spring Semester
May
13
Classes Begin
Summer Semester
Aug
19
Classes Begin
Fall Semester

Curriculum and Instruction Courses

Upon entry into the program, a student is assigned an initial degree advisor. Once familiar with the C&I faculty, the student chooses a more permanent advisor or co-advisors. An individualized program of study (i.e., a prospectus) is completed with the advisor or co-advisors. The prospectus lists the required courses for the specialization or concentration.

A student may choose to take courses from any Kent State University department at the main campus or any regional campus. Up to 12 graduate credits can be transferred from accredited colleges or universities. All transferable hours are subject to approval by the student’s advisor or co-advisor.

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Curriculum and Instruction Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$571.90 $1,715.70

$17,200 part-time1

$12,500 full-time2

Non-Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$581.90 $1,745.70

$17,500 part-time3

$12,600-$12,700 full-time4

1The $571.90 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time Ohio resident graduate students taking fewer than 11 credit hours per semester.

2The flat-rate semester fee of $6,277.40 applies to full-time Ohio resident graduate students taking between 11-18 credit hours per semester.

3The $581.90 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time non-Ohio resident graduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking fewer than 11 credit hours per semester, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour.

4The flat-rate semester fee of $6,277.40 applies to full-time non-Ohio resident graduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking between 11-18 credit hours, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour of actual credits taken each semester (between 11-18 semester credits or $110-$180).

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

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