Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Online

Qualify for leading education positions and impact more students by obtaining your master’s degree and adding an endorsement to your teaching certificate

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Program Overview

How our M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction can help you

Have greater impact on students and improve more school classrooms with our Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. This CAEP-accredited online program requires you to study and apply research concerning teaching and learning so that you can obtain your master’s degree plus add an endorsement to your Louisiana teaching certificate. Endorsements provide the opportunity to specialize in a specific subject area for career advancement.

We offer a wide array of different elective courses, allowing you the chance to customize your degree to fit your interests and career goals. Even better, pairing these electives can qualify you for three add-on endorsements: reading specialist, ESL and/or teacher leader. You could even double-up and qualify for two add-on endorsements in the state of Louisiana.

Our goal is to ensure that your learning is based on your personal career goals, so we offer multiple electives to choose from. Electives cover topics such as reading development, remedial teaching methods and school leadership. Combine the various options so that you can become skilled in the area where you want to focus your career. You will work with an advisor to select electives that meet state requirements for add-on certifications: reading specialist, ESL and/or teacher leader.


In this online master's in curriculum and instruction program, you will:

  • Understand, analyze, and evaluate current theories in and research regarding learning and teaching
  • Demonstrate their ability to articulate current theories and present their non-thesis research
  • Write an original research paper (non-thesis) that communicates best practices based on application of theories and the results of their original research
  • Understand, analyze, and evaluate current theories in and research regarding learning and teaching
  • Demonstrate their ability to articulate current theories and present their non-thesis research
  • Write an original research paper (non-thesis) that communicates best practices based on application of theories and the results of their original research

As a graduate of this M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction online program, you will be prepared for advanced roles, such as:

  • ESL Teacher
  • Reading Specialist
  • Teacher Leader
  • Grade Level Lead Teacher
  • ESL Teacher
  • Reading Specialist
  • Teacher Leader
  • Grade Level Lead Teacher

Also available:

The University of New Orleans School of Education offers other online degrees. Check out our online education programs.

The University of New Orleans School of Education offers other online degrees. Check out our online education programs.

Total Tuition $17,520
Duration As few as 14 months
Credit Hours 36

Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits the School of Education at the University of New Orleans. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through content and pedagogy, clinical partnerships and practice, candidate recruitment, progression and support, program impact, and quality assurance and continuous improvement.

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Tuition

Find out about our affordable tuition

The UNO online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program offers the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition for all in-state and out-of-state students. Fees are included in the total tuition.

Tuition Breakdown:

Per Credit Hour $487*
Total Tuition $17,520

Calendar

More information about our multiple start dates

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction online program offers multiple start dates each year. View the full calendar for upcoming start dates and corresponding deadlines.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Summer 20246/3/245/20/245/27/245/31/245/30/247/26/248 weeks
Fall A8/19/248/5/248/12/248/14/248/15/2410/11/248 weeks
Fall B10/14/249/30/2410/7/2410/9/2410/10/2412/6/248 weeks
Spring A1/13/251/3/251/3/251/12/251/9/253/7/257 weeks
Spring B3/10/252/28/252/28/253/9/253/6/255/2/257 weeks
Summer 20256/2/255/23/255/23/256/1/255/29/257/25/257 weeks
Fall A8/18/258/9/258/9/258/17/258/14/2510/10/257 weeks

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 8/5/24
Class Starts 8/19/24

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Admissions

Applying for the master’s in curriculum & instruction is simple

Our streamlined admission process makes it easy for you to begin your application today. Read the admission requirements below to ensure you qualify.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Statement of purpose
  • Valid teaching certificate
  • Minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA

To apply for the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction online program, you will need:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions
  • Valid teaching certificate
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA for all undergraduate coursework
  • Statement of purpose (two to three paragraphs that address length of teaching career, current position, roles held and goals for the program)

International Applicants must meet all standard admissions requirements as well as the following:

  • English Proficiency Requirement (can be unofficial copies). Official transcripts are required before enrollment. Some countries eligible for waiver. Completion of a bachelor's degree in the US will satisfy English proficiency requirement.
  • Transcripts: All foreign transcripts (universities outside of the U.S.) must be evaluated by a NACES Evaluation Agency. An official course-by-course evaluation must be included
  • Passport: A copy of the student’s passport must be provided.
  • Program is not eligible for issuance of I-20's.

Submit official documents to:

[email protected]

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The University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148

Courses

Our customizable master’s in curriculum & instruction courses

To earn the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction online, you must complete 12 courses (36 credit hours). Read the course descriptions below for more information.

Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introductory research course for educators. It is designed to provide students with the basic information needed to understand the process of systematically researching a problem and to enable students to evaluate and interpret the research of others.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Participants in this course will engage in explorations of action research that include single subject and multiple subjects in education. Students will identify a problem in their practice, design and action research plan, gather and analyze data, report results, and develop implications for their future teaching practice.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Critical issues related to using computers and technology to accommodate educational, social, and vocational needs of students.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis of principles of multicultural education as applied to curriculum and instruction. Designed to increase students' awareness and knowledge of cultural integrity and cultural diversity and to familiarize students with school programs, strategies, and materials for developing and implementing a multicultural curriculum.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Discussion of critical issues, critique of literature, development of theories, models with respect to effective educational practices in general and special education.

Select 7 courses from the list

Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the skills of reading and of methods, materials, and practices which contribute to the effective teaching of reading the subject matter of content areas.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A comprehensive treatment of methods, materials, principles, and practices of devising an effective developmental reading program, with emphasis on studies, research, and experimentation.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Diagnostic and Remedial Reading Study of diagnostic and remedial techniques in reading. Practicum.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Intensive study of linguistic developments in second language acquisition and practices in teaching English to non-native speakers of the language.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to provide the student with an understanding of language differences in a multicultural society and with a variety of programs designed for teaching students having language and cultural differences.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
School leadership theories with special emphasis on self-reflection on leadership potential and ethics.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the concept of schools as learning organizations and the role of personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, team learning, and systems thinking. It is designed to provide individuals with current theories, research, and techniques for improving schools through an examination of the School Improvement Plan and through field experiences related to improving the learning environment in the school. This course contributes to creating and sustaining a high-performance learning culture in schools through the study of adult learning, effective professional development, and use of peer coaching and the wide lens observation technique to improve teaching practices. This course requires field experience.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course serves to provide future school leaders an opportunity to examine the needs of the school/district to improve student achievement and to work with teachers and staff to implement aligned curriculum, instruction, and assessment to enable higher student achievement. This course requires field experience.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theories and practices for instructional improvement, with emphasis on clinical supervision. Skills in classroom observation, conferencing and group facilitation.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Review of the school effectiveness research with related topics including teacher effectiveness, principal effectiveness, and school improvement models.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to provide teachers of the English language arts with a basic understanding of linguistics in order to help them improve their capacity for making decisions about instruction. This course fulfills the requirement for one of the four courses allowed for the English as a Second Language (ESL) add-on certification.

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