Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Program Type: Major
Program Level: Graduate
Department: Master of Education

Enhance your classroom instruction and improve students’ learning with our Master of Education degree.

Learn today, to prepare students for tomorrow.

As an experienced teacher, you already know that effective teaching is perhaps the most important factor in determining student achievement. You can make all the difference in shaping young minds by spreading your passion for learning in the classroom. With a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction, you’ll stay up-to-date on trends and current research in effective teaching and use your own classroom as the basis for your research. You’ll work with your peers and professors to design multiple research projects that meet your specific classroom needs, using data from your classroom to make instructional decisions. You’ll draw from the knowledge and expertise of experienced teachers and professors to enhance your classroom practice and, ultimately, improve student outcomes. You’ll not only learn effective teaching methods for your students but engage in meaningful professional development for yourself. At Mount Marty, we truly believe in the importance of lifelong learning, one of our four Catholic Benedictine values.


Choose a program track.

Portfolio or Thesis: Complete either a professional portfolio, comprised in part of your practicum research projects, or by writing a traditional research thesis (30 credit hours).

Coursework: Complete your degree without a portfolio or thesis (33 credit hours).


  • Save time. The six core courses are offered in a compressed summer format.
  • Immediate impact. During the school year, practica occur in your own classroom, requiring no visits to a Mount Marty campus.
  • Competitive cost. We’ll make it easy for you to succeed with affordable costs and financial aid options.  

Take teacher development workshops with our professional development instituteAdditional post-graduate education workshops

Take advantage of our 1 credit, post-graduate workshops for in-service teachers to aid in maintaining their teaching certification. Find out more about the Professional Development Institute.


  • Our courses blend well with those from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, the Danielson Group, and InTASC Standards, highlighting these core areas of expertise in the field of teaching:

    *  Learning theory and the classroom environment

    *  Strategies and techniques of effective teaching

    *  Using assessment and measurement to inform instruction

    *  Instructional technology and engaging students

    *  Creativity and critical thinking

  • Three supervised practica will be conducted in the teacher’s own classroom during various school terms. These provide teachers an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge of the core courses in their classroom practice using research interventions they designed. 

  • Summer year 1

    • EDN 500    Action Research
    • EDN 510    Educational Psychology:  Learning Theory
    • EDN 520    Strategies and Techniques for Effective Teaching

    Fall year 1

    • EDN 511    Practicum for EDN 510

    Spring year 1

    • EDN 521    Practicum for EDN 520

    Summer year 2

    • EDN 530    Assessment and Measurement
    • EDN 540    Educational Technology for Effective Teaching 
    • EDN 550    Creativity and Critical Thinking in the Classroom

    Fall year 2

    • EDN 531/541/551    Choose one practicum project

    Spring year 2

    • EDN 600   Portfolio / Thesis
    • Graduation during Spring Commencement of year 2
  • Tuition:________________$280 / credit hour

    Program Support Fees:____ $45 / credit hour

    Total for 30 credits:____$9,750

    Traditional financial aid is available for full time students.

    • Bachelor's degree in education or equivalent
    • Current licensure and certification to teach
    • Signed contract with a school district and responsible for own classroom
    • Minimum of one year teaching experience
    • Cumulative 2.75 undergrduate GPA (minimum of 3.0 in last two years)
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Professional statement of purpose
    • Please send supporting application materials along with the Admission Checklist directly to Mount Marty College Office of Admissions 

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