Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction2022-06-21T14:25:54+00:00

Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed. Program

Why Study Curriculum and Instruction at Ferrum College?

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction prepares educators who already have a bachelor’s degree and/or a master’s in education to reach the next level of their career goals. This non-licensure program aims to create confident educators who are responsive to their students’ diverse curriculum and instructional development needs. This program provides participants with the skills, knowledge, and experiences that will strengthen their professional practice within their own classroom and school, especially in curriculum and instructional development.

Benefits of the program at Ferrum College:

  • 100% online
  • Complete the program in a year
  • Curriculum tied to real-world applications
  • Career advancement
  • Enhance and advance professional knowledge in curriculum and instruction
  • Possible qualification for advanced salary classifications within the K-12 sector
  • Preparation for an Ed.S. and/or doctoral program


There are 30 required credit hours of courses in education.


Curriculum Design to Promote Social Change
Aligning Creativity with Standards and Authentic Assessment
Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies


    • Students wishing to enroll in the online graduate program need to meet all criteria established by our graduate school as listed in the Graduate School Catalog in addition to:
      • A Bachelor’s degree in education or related field from an accredited institution
      • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA* in undergraduate coursework OR if an applicant possesses a Master’s degree or has taken any graduate-level coursework before applying must have an average of at least a 3.0 GPA in their graduate coursework.
      • Official transcripts for all undergraduate coursework (and graduate coursework, if applicable)
        • Note: Unofficial transcripts can be submitted at the time of application, but if admitted to the program, official transcripts must be received by the college before the third week of your first term classes.
      • Current resume, including evidence of
        • Professional teaching license or relevant experience for non-licensed applicants
      • Contact information for 3 professional or academic references (Name, email address, phone number, nature of academic or professional relationship)
      • Statement of Professional Goals responding to the following prompt: How do you see this program helping you to achieve your career goals? You have two options on how to submit your statement:
          • 1-2 page written statement
          • 2-4 minute screencast video response.

    *If you do not meet the above GPA qualifications and your overall GPA falls between a 2.75 and 2.99, and you still want to be considered for admission, please include in your Statement of Professional Goals a supplemental section contextualizing your previous academic performance, including any extraordinary circumstances that impacted your prior coursework. Additionally, an interview via Zoom may be required at the discretion of the MEd Director.


Adjunct Instructor of M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction
Adjunct Instructor of Ed.S Teacher Leadership
Director, EdS in Teacher Leadership & Coaching
Director, MEd in Curriculum & Instruction
Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
Adjunct Instructor of Education
Adjunct Instructor of M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction
Adjunct Instructor of Ed.S Teacher Leadership
Adjunct Instructor of MEd in Curriculum & Instruction
Adjunct Instructor of EdS in Teacher Leadership & Coaching

Contact the Program Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction:

Master of Education (online degree coursework)

Course NumberCourse TitleHours
EDU 501Practitioner Inquiry into the Design Thinking of Curriculum and Instruction3
EDU 611*Curriculum Design to Promote Social Change3
EDU 612*Data Driven Instruction and Assessment3
EDU 513Aligning Creativity with Standards and Authentic Assessment3
EDU 514Designing Content Area Curriculum for Meaningful Student Learning3
EDU 515Designing Content Area Instruction for 21st Century Learning3
EDU 516Differentiating Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Learning Communities3
EDU 617*Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies3
EDU 518Teacher Practitioners as Informed Curriculum Decision Makers3
EDU 520MEd Practitioner Inquiry Capstone Project and e-Portfolio3
Total Program Hours30

*Indicates courses also required in the Ed.S. in Teacher Leadership and Coaching program.