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College of Education, Health and Human Services
Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Course Delivery

100% online

Total Credits


Approximate Program Cost


Available Concentrations

Choose from two fully online concentrations

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. 

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.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Praxis Core tests in reading, writing and mathematics1
  • Application essay
  • 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

1Students should check with the college's Office of Graduate Student Services on exemption of GRE scores fewer than five years old at the time of application, or to gain exemption from Praxis CORE requirements. Students who have not taken the GRE are strongly encouraged to take the Praxis CORE tests to demonstrate these competencies, rather than GRE. 

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

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Important Dates


Classes Begin

Summer 2022 Semester


Classes Begin

Fall 2022 Semester


Classes Begin

Spring 2023 Semester


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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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Out of State/International*
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost
$536 $1,608 Approximate Cost: $16,100 $546 $1,638 Approximate Cost: $16,400

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 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.

*Out-of-state/International tuition includes a surcharge of $10 per credit hour for all students enrolled in an online program.

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