Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Online

Personalize your career opportunities and prepare to meet the unique needs of your students with this accredited, online C&I program that offers four areas of focus.

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Program Overview

Get to know our 100% online M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction program

$10,800 Total Tuition
As few as 15 months Program Duration
36 Credit Hours

The flexible, 100% online master’s in curriculum and instruction at the University of Louisiana Monroe empowers you to customize the program to fit your career goals with an in-demand area of focus. Choose Reading, English as a Second Language, Elementary Education or Special Education. You will work with an advisor to select electives that meet state requirements for add-on certifications. This program prepares all students in Louisiana to add on a Teacher Leader endorsement.

The M.Ed. C&I degree program supports add-on certifications in the following areas:

  • Reading Specialist
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Early Intervention
  • Educational Diagnostician
  • Mild/Moderate
  • Academically Gifted
  • Early Childhood

In this master’s of education in curriculum and instruction online program, you will build the expertise to create dynamic, relevant coursework and help improve student outcomes by promoting classroom diversity, enhancing student comprehension and designing better learning opportunities.

As a graduate of this online master’s in curriculum and instruction program, you will be able to:

  • Design a website or blog to showcase your achievements in teaching, learning and technology
  • Conduct and analyze research-based instructional lessons that include the plans, pre- and post-assessments, analyses of the results, and work samples
  • Perform a cycle of instruction, and create a unit assessment portfolio including diagnostic, formative, alternative and summative assessments utilized and analyzed across the instructional cycle
  • Develop a school improvement research study to identify, explore and analyze specific issues in a classroom or school
  • Address an area of need at the building level to create a professional development relations plan promoting and sustaining school improvement, teacher support and learning in the school environment
  • Create and implement an intervention plan for “at risk,” or 504, students in a general education classroom
  • Design a website or blog to showcase your achievements in teaching, learning and technology
  • Conduct and analyze research-based instructional lessons that include the plans, pre- and post-assessments, analyses of the results, and work samples
  • Perform a cycle of instruction, and create a unit assessment portfolio including diagnostic, formative, alternative and summative assessments utilized and analyzed across the instructional cycle
  • Develop a school improvement research study to identify, explore and analyze specific issues in a classroom or school
  • Address an area of need at the building level to create a professional development relations plan promoting and sustaining school improvement, teacher support and learning in the school environment
  • Create and implement an intervention plan for “at risk,” or 504, students in a general education classroom

Additional education programs available:

ULM offers a diverse set of M.Ed. programs and a dynamic Ed.D. program online. Check out our other online education programs.

$10,800 Total Tuition
As few as 15 months Program Duration
36 Credit Hours

Accreditation

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The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the online master of education degree is budget-friendly and can be paid as you go

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

Tuition breakdown:

$300 Per Credit Hour
$10,800 Program Tuition

Tuition breakdown:

$300 Per Credit Hour
$10,800 Program Tuition

Calendar

Master's of education in curriculum and instruction online application deadlines and class schedules

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction online program features convenient eight-week courses with five start dates each year. Here you can find application date deadlines, due dates for required documents, and tuition deadlines for your desired start date.

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9/26/22 Next Application Due Date
10/10/22 Start Classes
SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DeadlineLast Class DayTerm Length
Fall 18/17/228/3/228/3/228/5/228/5/2210/7/228 weeks
Fall 210/10/229/26/229/26/2210/15/2210/14/2212/6/228 weeks
Spring 11/11/2312/16/2212/16/2212/28/2212/28/223/8/238 weeks
Spring 23/9/232/27/232/27/235/9/238 weeks
Summer5/30/235/15/235/15/237/28/238 weeks

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Admissions

See the requirements for the M.Ed. – Curriculum & Instruction program

The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Find out the requirements for the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction online, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them. The requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions
  • Teaching certificate

Online Program Admission Requirements

  • Teaching certificate
  • Must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Submission of official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities
  • Applicants should have earned grades of C or better on all previous graduate course work
  • If seeking reading specialist add-on endorsement in Louisiana, you need three years of teaching experience (not required for admission, only certification)
  • If seeking educational diagnostician add-on endorsement, you need one year teaching experience in special education (shown as teacher of record)
    • Experience in special education must be listed on teaching credentials

Regular Admissions

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and above (based on a 4.0 scale), from a regionally accredited university
  • OR

  • 3.0 on last 60 hours of undergraduate course work from a regionally accredited university

Conditional Admission

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 and above (based on a 4.0 scale), from regionally accredited university
  • OR

  • 2.75 on last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited university
  • OR

  • Minimum formula score of 622.6 (2.2 GPA X 283 GRE)
    • Scores 5 years or newer accepted only from ETS. Scores over 5 years are only accepted if they are on-file in the ULM Banner system.

Program Requirements

Applicants to the M.Ed. – C&I program must hold a valid teaching certificate issued by the Louisiana State Department of Education or its equivalent. A total of 36 semester hours must be earned for the degree regardless of chosen focus. Successful candidates are eligible for a Teacher Leader endorsement in Louisiana.

Transcripts and official documents can be electronically submitted to [email protected].

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Louisiana Monroe
Sandel Hall 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209-0600

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Courses

Take a look at the master’s in curriculum and instruction online coursework

To earn the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction online, you must complete the following core courses (18 credit hours) and choose six electives (18 credit hours) for a total of 36 credit hours. In addition to the electives listed below, you may also take advisor-approved electives. Your advisor will assist you with a degree plan to meet your career goals.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will explore technologies that are presently being used as educational tools, and prepare students for technology use beyond the computer based information systems. Prerequisites: 4083 or CSCI 5003 or Permission of Department Head.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to prepare candidates to incorporate methods, content, materials, and research in their instructional areas of expertise with emphasis upon classroom integration of research-based methodology. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed for evaluating learning systems with emphasis on constructing measures to evaluate progress and outcomes in social, affective, and cognitive areas.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Emphasizes application of research methods in PK-12 setting, the collection and assessment of diagnostic data for student achievement, and the study of existing research and instructional strategies.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Performance-based course to develop teacher leaders to enhance student achievement. Issues and performances emphasize the practice of leadership in the school culture, instructional settings, curriculum, team activities, decision-making, communication, and learning communities.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis of the instructional needs of exceptional children and the application of instructional strategies and curricular modifications within regular classroom. A. Elementary; B. Secondary. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator. (Same as Elementary Education 5045.)
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An integration of current content, techniques, materials, and research in elementary science and mathematics with emphasis upon inquiry and discovery processes. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An integration of the social studies and the language arts with an emphasis on methodological, philosophical and curricular issues. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis of classroom management and motivation techniques, ways to cope with disruptive behavior, promoting moral reasoning, and dealing with parents in a pluralistic society. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Development and function of elementary school curricular patterns. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed provide candidates with standards-based teaching and learning experiences that emphasize cognitive learning within the context of family, community, and collegial collaborative aspects associated with teaching. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
History, trends, and principles of educational programs for children between the ages of three and six. Prerequisites: Must be admitted to Teacher Education.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Techniques and strategies for developing languages and teaching language skills to pre-school children. Prerequisites: A valid Louisiana teaching certificate, or equivalent, or written permission from Certification Coordinator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Supervised experience in instruction, supervision, or administration in public schools or higher education. Prerequisites: Approval of Director of Field Experiences. Must meet all other eligibility requirements for Louisiana Teaching Certificate in field of study to earn graduate credit and grade.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theories and practical approaches and techniques for teaching English as a second language to elementary, secondary, and adult education students.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Key social and cultural aspects related to first and second language acquisition. Students explore the interrelated nature of language and culture and the development of sociolinguistic competence in first and second language acquisition.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on ESL history, research, policy, and current practice in teaching field that can be utilized to improve teaching and learning for all ESL students.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course is designed as an overview of major theories and research related to the nature and role of culture and how cultural groups and individual cultural identities affect language learning and school achievement.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Internship program designed to give supervised experience in elementary school. Prerequisites: Must be admitted to Teacher Education and have approval of Director of Field Experiences. Must meet all other eligibility requirements for Louisiana Teaching Certificate in field of study to earn credit and grade. May be repeated for a total of 12 hours of credit.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to study students’ special instructional needs in reading. The aspects of identification, diagnosis of reading needs, specialized methods of instruction, appropriate materials and modifications in reading are considered. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator. (Same as SPED 5001).
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Integration of reading, writing, speaking, and listening strategies to teach children to read with fluency and comprehension and to expand reading abilities. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Clinical/laboratory experience in diagnosing and correcting reading difficulties. Credit or registration in 525. Prerequisites: Approval of Director of Field Experiences. Must meet all other eligibility requirements for Louisiana Teaching Certificate in field of study to earn graduate credit and grade.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Investigation in writings for children and young adults with emphasis on broad application in teaching. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator. (Same as Elementary Education 5018.)
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Use of diagnostic tests; methods used in diagnosing and correcting reading difficulties. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the methods, materials, and practices which contribute to making an effective application of reading skills in the subject matter area for Secondary Teachers. Prerequisites: Approval of Instructor For graduate credit, a valid Louisiana teaching certificate, or equivalent, or written permission from Certification Coordinator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to study students’ special instructional needs in reading. The aspects of identification, diagnosis of reading needs, specialized methods of instruction, appropriate materials and modifications in reading are considered. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator. (Same as READ 5001 ).
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Diagnostic/prescriptive processes to meet educational needs of exceptional children. Formal testing, curriculum-based assessment and teaching, and translation of needs into educational programming. Prerequisites: 5061 or Approval of Department Head; valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to introduce technique and literature pertinent to the developmental assessment of pre-school children with special needs. Emphasis will be placed upon the use of naturalistic observation, criterion curriculum and data from norm-referenced devices for the generation of program description (IEP’s) for this population. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to develop competencies of educators in teaching basic skills to special needs students as well as developing appropriate interventions plans. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator. (Formerly 570E. Seminar on “Best Practices” in Special Education: Curriculum Adaptations.)
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to build competencies of educators in developing appropriate individual transition plans and facilitate transition of special needs students into the work force. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator. (Formerly 570B. Seminar on “Best Practices” in Special Education: Secondary Vocational Skills.)
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on methods and techniques for effective behavior management and classroom organization to meet the unique needs of students with exceptionalities.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to the history, trends and programs for the preschool child, ages birth through five, who is at-risk for or has an identified special need. Prerequisites: 2002 or equivalent. Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Techniques in organizing and teaching curriculum methods and instructional patterns effective in intervention and training for preschool children at-risk for learning difficulties. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Exposes the learner to the array of variables which (1) effect family systems when a child with special needs is introduced into it and (2) promote an understanding, as a professional, of strategies and timing for effective introduction of resources and support to parents of children with special needs. Prerequisites: 5026 or equivalent.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to present the techniques and materials appropriate for preschool children with severe physical disabilities.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to build competencies of educators in consultation skills with educational administrators, ancillary personnel, teachers, parents, students, and other professionals. (Same as Counselor Education 5050.)
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Types of clinical tests, their uses, and interpretation of results with emphasis on problems of evaluating exceptional children. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed for advanced study of tests, techniques, and methods specific to diagnosis of learner peculiarities of exceptional children. Emphasis is placed on administration, interpretation and the formulation of appropriate education programs. An array of testing procedures will be addressed. Prerequisites: SPED 5061 or Counseling 5062 or Psychology 4051. Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to provide candidates the opportunity to apply requisite knowledge, skills, and dispositions to authentic instructional environments for students with special needs.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A supervised experience in assessing and identifying students with special needs. Prerequisites: Approval of Director of Field Experiences. Must meet all other eligibility requirements for Louisiana Teaching Certificate in field of study to earn graduate credit and grade. (Formerly SPED 476-F.)
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An examination of the theoretical and practical nature of creativity and techniques to develop and nurture creativity in the classroom. The course is designed for teachers of gifted children, general education teachers, counselors and/or administrators. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to assist in the identification of the characteristics and motivational needs of the gifted learner. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to present methods of instruction, curriculum development and materials appropriate to the needs of gifted students in the regular and special class. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A supervised experience with gifted children. Must meet all other eligibility requirements for Louisiana Teaching Certificate in field of study to earn graduate credit and grade. Prerequisites: SPED 5075, SPED 5076 and approval of Director of Field Experiences.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will examine the theoretical and instructional nature of students’ affective needs. It is for education personnel responsible for gifted learners. Prerequisites: Valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from Certification Coordinator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course addresses research and application of knowledge of learning theories as they apply to information processing, instructional practices, and motivation.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Preparation in becoming mentor teachers; emphasis on coaching, reflective practice, and supporting teacher candidates in developing best practices aligned with teacher competencies. May be repeated for up to 6 hours.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis of the structures of written English. Includes study of traditional grammar, with some attention to transformational and structural grammar.

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