M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

Don Finn, Ph.D.
Dean & Program Chair

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) is designed to prepare educators to develop and deliver effective instructional opportunities for diverse students in various learning settings including public, private, higher education, and the workplace. Educators with leadership responsibilities (or who desire such responsibilities) such as department head, content specialist, lead teacher, or curriculum developer will benefit from this degree as well as those employed in school system or higher education administration, corporate, and non-profit settings.

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Curriculum & Instruction graduates will be able to:

  • Explore the philosophy, principles, and practices in designing, implementing and evaluating programs and curricula in different contexts.
  • Critically examine issues related to teaching and learning from a Christian worldview.
  • Evaluate curricula against standards, policies, and legislation at the local, state, national, and international level.
  • Develop a foundation of knowledge about curriculum improvement, including knowledge of effective teaching and learning for diverse learners.
  • Utilize the strategic planning process to plan, implement, and evaluate curricula in a variety of settings.
  • Utilize data based decision making to evaluate curriculum goals, instructional objectives, assessment, and student learning outcomes.

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