Curriculum and Instruction (Graduate)

Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction

Instructional Leadership and Professional Development

School of Education

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is based upon a framework that provides for the professional growth of the teacher practitioner. This framework includes a cyclical process of inquiry, reflection, application, evaluation, and additional reflection. These five elements are incorporated into the activities and assignments in each course of the program through a combination of collaborative and individual work.

Program Outcomes
  • Demonstrate and apply to instructional practices, the following Maryland Priorities: Differentiated Instruction, English Language Learners (ELL), Technology (as it relates to the Maryland Teacher Technology Standards), Gifted and Talented (G & T), Special Education, and Diversity
  • Demonstrate Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Utilize appropriate technology to support content-specific student learning outcomes
  • Utilize telecommunications to collaborate with peers, parents, colleagues, administrators and/or experts in the field.
  • Respect learners' differing strengths and needs and is committed to using this information to further each learner's development
  • Demonstrate proficiency with the academic language of the discipline and how to make it accessible to learners
  • Demonstrate a deep knowledge of student content standards and learning progressions in the discipline(s)
  • Recognize that each learner's cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical development influences learning and knows how to make instructional decisions that build on learners' strengths and needs
  • Reflect on personal biases and accesses resources to deepen understanding of cultural, ethnic, gender, and learning differences to build stronger relationships and create more relevant learning experiences


Core Courses
36 Credits

NOTE: CUIN 691 Collaborative Action Research Part II or EDUC 584 Thesis II are required of all graduate students who select Research Option II Thesis.

CUIN 560
Theoretical Bases for Teaching
CUIN 605
Philosophical, Sociological, and Political Aspects of the Education Process
CUIN 504
Best Practices in Teaching
SPED 587
Teaching Learners with Exceptionalities in the Regular Classroom
CUIN 606
Instructional Strategies and Methods for Effective Teaching
EDUC 582
Research Methods in Social & Behavioral Sciences
CUIN 690
Collaborative Action Research: Part I or EDUC 583 Master’s Degree Thesis I
EDUC 603
Assessing Student Performance
REED 504
Processes and Acquisition of Reading Skills
REED 505
Strategies and Materials of Reading Instruction
REED 508
Reading and Literacy Instruction
REED 603
Diagnostic Teaching of Reading