Curriculum and Instruction
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.