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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 U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). Our programs have also been ranked among the Top 5 Best Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia for seven years in a row. 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.

2020-21 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 14Monday, August 24
Session MFriday, September 11Monday, September 21
Session BFriday, October 16Monday, October 26
Session CTuesday, January 5Monday, January 11
Session TFriday, January 29Monday, February 8
Session DFriday, March 5Monday, March 15
Session EFriday, April 30Monday, May 10
Session FFriday, June 11Monday, June 21

Application Process – Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Step 1: Application & Application Fee
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Fee Waiver: Attend a graduate School of Education on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*
We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SOE Master’s Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University’s Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

Step 3: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire
In lieu of the previously required writing sample, please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objectives with our programs. The admissions questionnaire can be found here. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an admissions counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

Step 4: Government-Issued ID
To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

Step 5: Admissions Interview
If an interview is necessary, the admissions office will contact you to schedule an appointment. The interview can be conducted on campus or over the phone and typically takes about 20 minutes.


Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

Degree/ProgramTuition 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

Degree/ProgramTuition 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

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)$750
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

*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.

“The Career Switcher program gave me the skills that I needed to feel comfortable stepping into my classroom and allowed for my success. I am now a first-year teacher who is thriving in an environment that applauds creativity and innovation.”

Breanna Mead, M.Ed., 2018 Career Switcher

“Regent's Christian education program taught me best practices in education, and the faculty inspired and challenged me to reach my full potential.”

Randy Brunk, M.Ed., 1989 Head of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

“Looking back, I can take almost every single facet of my daily work and tie it to my training at Regent. ”

Thomas "Randy" Brunk, M.Ed., 1989 Head of School, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

“What I love about Regent is being treated not only as a student trying to pursue an education but as a person who is trying to make a difference in the world.”

Jasmine Farnsworth, Doctor of Education, 2022

“One of my professors actually called me while I was in the program. That really opened up the door for me. Even though I'm doing this online, I still have a person and a face to talk to. Just having those lines of communication is awesome.”

Rahni Jenkins, MA, 2016