Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.) – Teacher Leader

Online Degree Overview

The Master of Education 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. The Teacher Leader concentration provides professional development for teachers and is ideal for those who wish to further their professional knowledge and leadership in education by earning a master's degree that will help them to become leaders in their field. The C&I degree emphasizes understanding learner characteristics, instructional design, program and student assessment, and the effective integration of technology into instructional programs.

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Teacher Leader Highlights

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Length: 33 credit hours.
Format: Eight-week courses delivered entirely online. One core course offered on campus each semester. Students may begin the program in August, October, January, March, May or June.
Results: Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Teacher Leader concentration
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Other Concentration Areas: Adult Education | Christian School | STEM Education | Gifted & Talented

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Career Opportunities

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Teacher Leader will prepare you for leadership positions such as department head, content specialist, lead teacher or curriculum developer. Those employed in school system or higher education administration, corporate and non-profit settings will also benefit from this degree.

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Teacher Leader graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate a Christian worldview in professional practice.
  • Demonstrate leadership by being an exemplary model of professional attitude, behavior and practices, including curriculum development, research-based best practices in teaching, and methods of assessing and measuring learner outcomes; by remaining abreast of the current knowledge base within the discipline, by maintaining an awareness of developments, issues and concerns within the field, and by acting as agents of change.
  • Demonstrate reflective practice through critical analysis of professional situations: through thoughtful identification of areas in need of attention, through development and implementation of proactive responses to identified needs, and through attentive ongoing evaluation of effectiveness of those responses.
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills through effective oral presentations, and through thoughtful, clear and concise written documents.


Don Finn, Ph.D.
Dean & Program Chair