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A teacher with two students: Pursue your master’s in curriculum and instruction online at Regent University, Virginia Beach.

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction

Develop What’s Taught & How It’s Presented Through a Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction

Are you ready to influence how students learn and retain information? Regent’s Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction will prepare you to develop and deliver effective instructional opportunities for diverse students in learning settings such as private, public, higher education, or even the workplace. You’ll also explore new trends in teaching and learning processes to help students apply techniques more customized to their needs. Choose from multiple concentrations — all presented from a Christian worldview.

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EXPAND YOUR INFLUENCE & IMPACT

Implement curriculum changes that increase student achievement.

GAIN ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Become a respected advisor in and out of the classroom.

INCREASE YOUR JOB PROSPECTS & SALARY TOO

Enjoy opportunities in settings such as public, private, higher education, and the workplace.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Presented from a Christian worldview, this specialty degree is supported by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach. Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for three years (2019, 2020 and 2022). Our programs have also been ranked among the Top 5 Best Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia for 10 years in a row (2013-2022). Our graduates are empowered to make a difference in lives, which has led to more than 850 alumni being recognized as Teachers of the Year in Hampton Roads since 2004. Experience the Regent difference through the Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction program.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

On completing the master’s in curriculum and instruction, you will be able to:

  • Design effective programs, materials, and lessons.
  • Present education theories and build strategies based on those theories.
  • Evaluate curricula against standards, policies, and legislation.
  • Foster innovative learning environments in the workplace and community.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Department Head
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Content Specialist
  • Lead Teacher
  • Learning Facilitator
$69Thousand
Mean annual wage for instructional coordinators U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Regent's Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Adult Education will prepare you to develop effective instructional opportunities for adult learners.

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Regent's Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Christian School will equip you to deliver effective instructional programs with a strong biblical foundation.

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Regent's Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Gifted & Talented (Endorsement Option), a highly sought-after specialty, will equip you to develop instruction to meet the education needs of high-ability learners.

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Regent's Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Gifted & Talented (Non-Endorsement Option) will prepare you to meet the education needs of high-ability learners.

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Regent's Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – STEM Education will equip you to enhance scientific literacy through STEM integration. Add meaning and expertise to curriculum, instruction, assessment and content knowledge in the STEM disciplines.

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Regent's Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Teacher Leader will prepare you to become a key leader in your field and in diverse learning environments.

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Focuses on the role of the school leader or educator as a consumer (basic, applied and orientational), a user (evaluation) and a producer (action) of educational research. As consumers, candidates learn how to identify, read, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, explain and apply quantitative, qualitative and mixed research. As users, candidates utilize descriptive statistics and data-driven decision making in problem-based learning applications. As producers, candidates follow the structure of a research proposal to develop competency with the literature, methods, designs and data analysis techniques germane to the field.

Principles and practices for creating and maintaining effective and efficient learning environments for diverse learners to include methods for effective student discipline, appropriate learning strategies and environments that motivate student learning.

Prepare educators to reach and effectively teach students who are at risk in the general classroom. Addresses topics such as curriculum-based assessment, accommodations, modifications and collaboration with other professionals and family members. ACSI approved methods course.

Historical, political and philosophical foundations of education. While focused on U.S. education, emphasis on generalized principles and issues makes it relevant to all nations. Establishes a philosophical foundation of education and surveys various worldviews that affect education today.

Develop an understanding of biblical perspectives on the nature of learning and the ability to think critically about issues related to teaching and learning. Explore the components of effective instruction and learn how to implement instructional strategies that promote learning.

Increase learning and learner success by designing educational events that use instructional technology. Covers three basic areas of technology integration: planning, implementation and evaluation. Does not cover specific applications. Within this framework, various technologies and tools will be investigated for the purpose of determining which are best suited for particular instructional situations. Discusses broader issues regarding the usefulness and effectiveness of technology integration in education. The ultimate goal is to create a plan to integrate technology in your educational setting.

Provides the knowledge, resources, and essential skills needed for success at the graduate level. Topics include academic writing, online learning, information literacy, and advising and support services for Education.

2021-22 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 13Monday, August 23
Session MFriday, September 10Monday, September 20
Session BFriday, October 15Monday, October 25
Session CTuesday, December 21Monday, January 10
Session TFriday, January 28Monday, February 7
Session DFriday, March 4Monday, March 14
Session EFriday, April 29Monday, May 9
Session FFriday, June 10Monday, June 20

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial College Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

  • Email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2506$1,500
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5656$3,390
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$8006$4,800
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$8003$2,400
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$8003$2,400

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2509$2,250
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5659$5,085
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$8009$7,200
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$8006$4,800
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$8006$4,800

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2506$1,500
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5506$3,300
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$7756$4,650
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$7753$2,325
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$7753$2,325

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Career Switcher$2509$2,250
Master of Education (M.Ed.)$5509$4,950
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)$7759$6,975
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)$7756$4,650
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)$7756$4,650

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

“Regent gave me the tools and confidence to integrate my faith in my community and career. I was able to develop my potential and am now fulfilling my purpose as a business leader.”

Scott Berry, 2009

“It literally was one phone call with a Regent faculty member that convinced me this is the place that I needed to be.”

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“I was eager to fulfill a lifelong dream and make a career change to education. Regent's Career Switcher program allowed me to complete most of the training while still on active duty. I was hired immediately upon my retirement from the Air Force.”

Joe Sexton, M.Ed., 2012 Career Switcher