Curriculum & Instruction

The M.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees prepare students for positions within schools, museums, and other community settings.  Advisors meet with students to design a program of study that includes core and elective courses that complement professional goals. The program provides the option for students to choose an area of emphasis. These areas are English Education, Elementary Education, ESOL, Foreign Language Education, Gifted Education, Instructional Technology, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education, Special Education, STEM Education, and a dual degree (M.Ed. only) in partnership with the Darden School of Business.

The Ed.D. program in Curriculum and Instruction prepares graduates for college or university positions in teacher education or for positions within school districts with specific areas of curricular expertise and supervision. The program includes coursework, an internship, and practical experiences to prepare graduates to: (1) produce scholar-practitioner research that adds to the knowledge base of a specific organization and/or program; (2) educate teachers in the area of curricular expertise and evidence-based practice; and (3) provide effective leadership in the field of teacher education. The program provides the option for students to choose an area of emphasis. These areas are English Education, Elementary Education, ESOL, Foreign Language Education, Gifted Education, Instructional Technology, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education, and Special Education.

Ph.D in Education degrees with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction, English Education, or Social Studies Education prepare graduates for college or university positions in teacher education or for positions within research organizations having specific areas of curricular expertise.

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