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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
June 17, 2024

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

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: 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
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
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 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
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
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
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 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

“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

“When I felt called to teaching after a career in the military, Regent University bridged the gap and laid a solid, Christian-based path for me to follow.”

John Pienkowski, M.Ed., 2017 Level II Career Switcher

“Regent's M.Ed. in TESOL program has prepared me to organize and run the ESL courses at my school. Regent's TESOL professors assign the most applicable projects, which have helped me with planning lessons, selecting curriculum and creating assessments, as well as with conducting several teacher-in-service sessions for my school.”

Katherine Tipton, M.Ed., 2011 Teacher

“If you are considering a career in teaching,
 consider preparing at Regent University.”

Doreatha White, M.Ed., 1997 Principal, J.J. Roberts Elementary School

“I just can't say enough about the program—it's everything I wanted.”

Gary Maestas, Ed.D., 2010 K-12 School Leadership