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.
Program core courses are offered fully online, providing a flexible learning experience for part-time and full-time students who may be balancing life, work and school.
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
- Curriculum design
- Content-area courses
- Cognition and motivation
- Technology integration
- Education policy and leadership
- Diversity and culturally responsive teaching
CONCENTRATIONS/VCU BULLETIN INFO
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]
- General admission requirements of the VCU Graduate School
- Bachelor's degree
- Three letters of recommendation addressing the student's potential for graduate study in education
- Statement of intent
- Transcripts of all previous college work
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