M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

Why choose the UNC Charlotte M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction?

Choose among 4 concentrations or areas of specialization

If you are constantly looking for innovative methods to help your students achieve their potential and to support your school in flourishing as a learning environment or if you want to be a teacher leader, the person who can be the change agent in your school or district, the Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (C & I) will put you on the path toward your goal. The program is designed for teachers who want the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills through an accessible and flexible online education program.

This 30-hour M.Ed. program is based on a candidate’s initial license in a core field. It is composed of four strands (middle grades, secondary education, teaching English as a second language (TESL), and curriculum leadership} that concentrate on developing knowledgeable, effective, reflective and responsive practitioners who will become leaders in the profession. Areas of study include educational research methodology, curriculum theory, analysis of teaching, advanced methodology, and curriculum development, including the application of technology in teaching. In addition, the program includes advanced coursework in the candidate’s initial-licensure area (i.e., English language arts, social studies or history, mathematics and sciences, or English as a second language). Courses are also appropriate for teacher licensure renewal or individual professional growth. Successful completion of this program leads to an advanced, M-level instructional license in the candidate’s area of concentration. **This program DOES NOT lead to an administrative Curriculum Instructional Specialist license.**

Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum & Instruction (C & I) with 4 strand options. Link to planning sheets here:

Program Contact

Dr. Heather Coffey
Professor and Graduate Program Director