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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 qualified 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 K-12 classroom teaching experience.

Students in the program may also complete courses related to ESL, gifted education and special education toward an add-on endorsement.

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.

Elective options vary by semester based on school division requests and needs within the field of education.

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

Program Option

Gifted Education

12 semester hours. Substitute the following courses as an alternative for 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

Contact Us

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

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