M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

This program is built for a wide range of prospective and current educators who wish to enhance existing skills and knowledge needed for contemporary classrooms, such as restorative practices, technology integration, and methods for supporting English learners and students with disabilities.

This flexible, cross-disciplinary program allows prospective students the opportunity to combine core curriculum and instruction courses with 12 credits of electives to build an individualized program to meet emerging needs in their specific areas of career and community development. If you are interested in curriculum design, culturally responsive teaching, or cross-disciplinary emerging topics in education, this program is suited for you.

Sample elective course options

  • Multilingual learners
  • Special education
  • Restorative practices
  • Curriculum design
  • Content-area courses
  • Cognition and motivation
  • Technology integration
  • Education policy and leadership
  • Diversity and culturally responsive teaching

Teachers interested in teaching dual enrollment courses please see this VDOE resource and connect with your division licensure specialist to see if this program can support the credit and academic requirements. Teachers interested in obtaining skill sets and knowledge for add-on endorsement in ESL (please also see our fully online M.Ed. and certificate in TESOL) and skill sets in other content areas can choose electives in these content areas*.

*Please note this program does not lead to licensure.



How to apply: Graduate application
Semester of entry: Spring, summer or fall
Application deadline: Feb. 1 for fall and summer admission; Oct. 1 for spring admission. Late applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Resources and Checklists

Application checklist [PDF]



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Jenna Lenhardt, Ph.D.