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M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction

Develop What’s Taught & How It’s Presented Through an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction

Are you ready to influence how students learn and retain information? Regent’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) 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 customized to their needs. The M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction emphasizes understanding learner characteristics, instructional design, assessment, and the effective integration of technology into instructional programs. Choose from multiple concentrations — all presented from a Christian worldview.

Online
33-37
October 23, 2023

Careers | Concentrations | Courses | Admissions | Tuition

EXPAND YOUR INFLUENCE & IMPACT THROUGH AN M.ED. IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Regent’s M.Ed. in curriculum and Instruction will help you to 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

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 four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023). Our programs have also been ranked among the Top 10 Best Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia for 11 years in a row (2013-2023). Our graduates are empowered to make a difference in lives, which has led to more than 900 alumni being recognized as Teachers of the Year in Hampton Roads since 2004. Experience the Regent difference through the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction program.

Career Opportunities With an M.Ed.

On completing the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, you can:

  • 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
$73Thousand
Approximate mean annual wage for instructional coordinators U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022

Adult Education

Regent’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum & Instruction – Adult Education will prepare you to develop effective instructional opportunities for adult learners.

Christian School

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

Gifted & Talented (Endorsement Option)

Regent’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) 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.

Gifted & Talented (Non-Endorsement Option)

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

STEM Education

Regent’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) 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.

Teacher Leader

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

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.
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.

2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All 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 11Monday, August 21
Session MFriday, September 8Monday, September 18
Session BFriday, October 13Monday, October 23
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session TFriday, January 26Monday, February 5
Session DFriday, March 1Monday, March 11
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6
Session FFriday, June 7Monday, June 17

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: 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 3: 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)$850
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

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 (Fall & Spring)
$650 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

“I looked at other institutions, but I understood the importance of a Christ-centered focus, and I wanted that to be a part of my graduate experience.”

Cheryl C. Askew, Ed.D., 2012 Principal, Landstown High School

“As I pondered what do to with the rest of my life when I retired from the Navy, I knew I wanted a job that made me feel valuable and one in which I felt I was making a difference. Thanks to Regent's Career Switcher Program, I know in my heart that as a teacher I do that every day.”

Beth Lambert, M.Ed., 2010 Senior Curriculum Developer

“The program offered a great financing opportunity for teachers, and it also had that caliber of education I was looking for but at a reasonable price. Plus, it’s local, yet also accessible from a distance.”

Kristin Garmin, M.Ed. , 2016 Reading Specialist (with endorsement)

“My credentials from Regent helped earn me the respect of parents and the confidence of school leaders. I'm so pleased that I could go one step further and share on a national level.”

Catherine Webb, Autism Certificate, 2004 Instructional Coach, Giles County Public Schools

“My career has evolved over a short period of time because of my faith and the teacher preparation programs at Regent. The academic, spiritual and leadership guidance shared during my time at Regent gave me the foundation needed to excel in my field.”

Chonita Walker, M.Ed., 2011 Reading Specialist