The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction is a practitioner degree with an optional research component. The 36-credit-hour requirement may be met in one of three ways:
- 30 hours of course work with a thesis carrying 6 credit hours;
- 33 hours of course work with a research project carrying 3 credit hours; or
- (3) 36 hours of course work with a written comprehensive examination.
A minimum of 21 credit hours must be taken within the School of Education. A minimum of 18 hours must be at or above the 7000 level.
Humanistic and Behavioral Studies
|Area of Specialization|
The departmental-level academic course plan will be developed in consultation with and approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee. Specializations may include early childhood education, elementary education, English education, foreign language education, children’s literature/language arts, math education, reading/literacy, science education, social studies education, and special education.
Electives may include courses outside the School of Education. Electives are to be approved by the major advisor.
For the thesis project, the student will take:
EDCI 8000 (Thesis Research)
For the non-thesis research project, the student will take either of the following:
EDCI 7475 (3 credit hours) Research Project in Secondary or K-12 Teacher Education
EDCI 7902 (3 credit hours) Analysis of Research on Teaching
|Total Number of Credit Hours||36 hours|