Program Code: ME6269
The online Master's in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for teachers and educators who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and have a teaching license or certificate of instruction in any content area at any age/grade-band level (Infant-Adult).
Educators entering the C&I Master’s program at Ohio University are seeking opportunities to advance their knowledge, skills, and dispositions in instruction, curriculum design, and evaluation. Coursework and clinical experiences in your own classrooms or nontraditional educational settings will focus on innovations in teaching, student learning, curriculum development, pedagogy, assessment, mentoring, and community involvement culminating in a Master’s Action Research project that you will complete in your own classroom, school, educational setting, or community.
A jobs search on LinkedIn for “curriculum and Instruction” returned almost 26,000 results. The job titles included Curriculum Manager, Curriculum Specialist, Principal, Instructor, Consultant, Director of Instruction, Dean, Coach, Instructional Facilitator, Lead Teacher, and Provost. If any of these titles appeals to you, we can help you gain the knowledge and skills that will make you a strong candidate. And according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for new educators with the skills gained from completing this degree will remain very strong through at least 2030.
Please note: While working on your M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, you must also be gainfully employed as an educator in an educational setting during the Fall and Spring semesters in which you are taking courses. This includes educators teaching in non-traditional K-2 educational settings.
Because this program is aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), graduates will be prepared to sit for the NBPTS exam and submit at least one portfolio towards the NBPTS certification.
The program was designed to be completed in four semesters and an alternative sequence is available that allows Patton College of Education Teaching Fellows to complete the program in three semesters. However, as with any master's program, you have five years to finish. Also, you can begin the program in the Fall, Spring, or Summer terms.
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Tuition and Fees
Please check the Bursar's website for the latest information. You will find that the cost to complete this program is more affordable than many other institutions with our level of accreditation.
Prepare to include:
- A Brief Statement of your Qualifications and Professional Goals
- Describe your personal and professional background, including teacher preparation, teaching field, and teaching experiences;
- Describe your current and long-range professional goals.
- Note: A separate writing sample is NOT required.
- A Copy of Your Current Resume or Curriculum Vita
- One letter of recommendation
- Official Transcripts
- Contact the college or university where you received your bachelor’s degree to request 2 official transcripts to be sent to Ohio University Graduate College, email@example.com.
- Note: If you earned your bachelor’s degree at Ohio University, you do NOT need to request transcripts.
- You must hold a currently valid teaching license. Please indicate your currently valid license number on the application. If teaching in a non-traditional educational setting, a letter of reference from your supervisor and any certificates should be submitted in your application in lieu of a license number.
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