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M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction

Our Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for educators who wish to be leaders in their field by learning to use appropriate techniques to motivate and encourage learners.

The program incorporates the study of curriculum development and integrates assessment and evaluation, instructional leadership, effective classroom instruction for a variety of learners and critical issues within the field of education.

Admission to the program is open to qualified applicants with a baccalaureate degree or to qualfied applicants who have completed the graduate certificate in Teacher Licensure Preparation. It is recommended that applicants to the program have a strong foundational knowledge in K-12 education demonstrated by possessing a valid teaching license or classroom teaching experience.

Students in the program may complete an add-on endorsement in Gifted Education. Elective coursework related to ESL and Special Education is also available.

Course of Study
Master of Education

Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction

Core Courses

18 semester hours

EDUC 650U Advanced Educational Psychology
EDUC 651U Assessment and Evaluation in Education
EDUC 652U Differentiated Instruction
EDUC 660U Curriculum Development
EDUC 653U Issues, Ethics and Policy in Education
EDUC 661U Instructional Leadership

Elective Courses

6 semester hours from among the following courses.

EDUC 524U Reading Foundations for Early Literacy Instruction
EDUC 526U Assessment, Intervention and Literacy Strategies for Elementary Readers
EDUC 527U Content and Pedagogy for Elementary Mathematics
EDUC 551U Cross Cultural Communications
EDUC 552U English Linguistics for TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
EDUC 554U Assessment of English Learners
EDUC 555U Curriculum for Talented and Gifted Education
EDUC 558U Classroom Behavior and Management
EDUC 561U Perspectives in Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity
EDUC 562U Special Populations of Gifted Students
EDUC 565U Foundations and Legal Aspects of Education
EDUC 568U Successful transition through Consultation and Collaboration
EDUC 569U Recognizing and Teaching Students with Disabilities – Accessing the General Education Curriculum
EDUC 570U Talented and Gifted: Working with High Achievers
EDUC 571U Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education
EDUC 580U Curriculum Development and Instructional Strategies for Teaching English Learners
EDUC 598U Selected Topics
EDUC 675U Reflective Teaching Experience

Research Experience

6 semester hours

EDUC 680U Content Specialization and Research I
EDUC 681U Content Specialization and Research II

Capstone Experience

Comprehensive Written Examination to be completed during the final semester.

Program Option

Gifted Education

12 semester hours. Substitute the following courses as an alternative for a portion of Core Coursework.

EDUC 555U Curriculum for Talented and Gifted Education
EDUC 561U Perspectives in Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity
EDUC 562U Special Populations of Gifted Students
EDUC 570U Talented and Gifted: Working with High Achievers
TLP to Master of Education

TLP to Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (Degree Completion)

After earning the Graduate Certificate in Teacher Licensure Preparation, continue coursework to earn the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction.

TLP Program Professional Studies & Research Experience

32-38 semester hours of completed Graduate Certificate in Teacher Licensure Preparation (Professional Studies and Field Experience courses) required as prerequisite to the following coursework.

Core Courses

12 semester hours

EDUC 650U Advanced Educational Psychology
EDUC 651U Assessment and Evaluation in Education
EDUC 652U Differentiated Instruction
EDUC 660U Curriculum Development

Research Experience

6 semester hours

EDUC 680U Content Specialization and Research I
EDUC 681U Content Specialization and Research II

Contact Us

Graduate Education Program
Professional & Continuing Studies
North Court
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8427
spcs@richmond.edu