Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

November 15, 2019
January 13, 2020

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The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for educators who are interested in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating educational programs in school and non-school settings. The  mission of the Curriculum and Instruction Masters program is to develop educational leaders for a variety of settings. UC Online offers three areas of concentration: STEM Education, Gifted Education and Teaching and Learning General Studies.

STEM Education

The STEM specialization will allow you to further develop your understanding of STEM  (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education.  Each course helps you to tie together science, math, technology, and engineering concepts, and helps you to better understand how to integrate these content areas.  This concentration requires you to participate in problem-based and project based learning activities, mathematics and science investigation-based learning tasks, and to use technology effectively in the classroom. You will design a technology based learning environment and conduct an evaluation of the embedded theories in an existing environment of your choice, such as digital media, games, or other innovative technologies.

Gifted Education

The gifted education specialization is designed for licensed teachers who are interested in teaching gifted students preschool through grade 12 (PK-12).  You will have the opportunity to apply constructs learned in class to a field experience, including the development, implementation and publication of lesson plans.  You will apply theories and methods in the teaching of gifted, talented, or creative students in a classroom setting by engaging in teaching and action research activities.   During the gifted assessment course, you will develop the ability to analyze and understand a variety of assessment tools selecting the appropriate strategy for a designated purpose. Also within the assessment course you will discuss contextual elements such as cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity and disposition that influence assessment.

Teaching and Learning: General Studies

The teaching and learning: general studies concentration is designed for PreK-12, informal, and higher education educators who are interested in an in-depth focus on curriculum and instruction. Candidates develop their knowledge in teaching, learning, and educational research within an area agreed upon with his/her advisor along with required courses such as theories and trends, diversity, research methods and a capstone project.

All concentrations are online and taught by faculty whose research is in these concentration areas. Each program is designed to be manageable for working educators like you.

Cincinnati’s online MEd in Curriculum & Instruction offers you:

  • Instruction from award-winning faculty
  • 100% online instruction
  • Part-time flexibility

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, along with each concentration area is fully accredited by the Council of the Accreditation of the Educator Preparation (CAEP).

What is Curriculum & Instruction?

There is a close relationship between Curriculum and Instruction. Curriculum is the content deemed important for student learning. Instruction is the process by which that learning will be achieved. In addition to practicing teachers in the field, the program is appropriate for any professional interested in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating instructional programs in school and non-school settings.


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