M. Ed In Curriculum & Instruction


Master of Education

THE MASTER’S IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION AT SALEM UNIVERSITY

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At Salem University, our Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction takes you beyond the foundations of educational theories and techniques and builds upon a variety of teaching and learning specializations. For those who are interested in honing the all-important art of teaching across a range of settings, audiences, and ages, our master’s degree in curriculum and instruction online can give you the knowledge to develop new leadership skills, broaden your opportunities for growth, or step into positions aimed at training and professional development. We offer a number of specializations that include:

  • Higher Education Administration — Gain an understanding of how to effectively lead and communicate in a college or university setting by studying topics like college student development, educational law, financial management, academic administration, and student affairs.
  • Instructional Technology — Prepare for career opportunities as a learning technology or library media specialist by developing a broad understanding of technology tools available to support instruction, curriculum development, and instructional design from pre-kindergarten to high school.
  • Organizational Training & Talent Development — Be a key player in the success of an organization by learning how to analyze organizational and personnel needs, assess potential candidates, manage training and onboarding, support team and group dynamics, and address obstacles in achieving organizational goals.
  • Special Education Leadership — Ensure every student at every level is getting the support they require to meet their needs on an emotional, social, and educational level by studying topics that range from developmental differences to educational laws and regulations, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  • Teacher Leadership — Develop the leadership, communication, and advocacy skills you need in order to make a positive impact beyond the classroom and support district families in understanding and shaping education policy at the local, state, and national level.
  • Teaching and Learning — Hone your art with a course path designed to diversify your ability to teach and engage students in learning across a range of settings and audiences, utilizing the latest instructional techniques and tools.

Our Master of Education degree program requires successful completion of 30 credits. Total credit hours include transfer credits to a maximum of 50 percent of the required hours. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for all courses completed at Salem in order to graduate.

WHY SALEM UNIVERSITY

There are a lot of Master of Education degree programs out there to choose from, but we believe Salem University is uniquely positioned to offer you a program that combines both our long, established history in the field of higher education and our forward-thinking, globalized approach to learning in the 21st century. Our online graduate programs are designed to fit into your life with minimal disruption, so you don’t have to put your employment, your family, or your other responsibilities on hold in order to further your career. We also utilize a monthly course format and continuous enrollment to make it as streamlined as possible to not only start on your master’s in curriculum and instruction, but to keep up with it and stay on track for graduation.

WHAT YOU’LL TAKE

Each unique concentration with our Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction degree program has a tailored set of courses. With our Higher Education Administration specialization, you’ll take:

  • EDU500 Foundations, Issues, and Trends
  • EDU548 Best Practices in Online Instructional Delivery
  • EDU570 Curriculum Development
  • EDU585 Assessment of Student Learning
  • EDU600 Program Evaluation
  • EDU605 Higher Education Leadership
  • EDU655 Professional Development Leadership
  • EDU680 Education Law
  • HEA550 College Student Development
  • HEA640 Education Finance

The Instructional Technology track includes the following courses:

  • EDU500 Foundations, Issues & Trends in Education
  • EDU505 Research Methods
  • EDU540 Introduction to Educational Technology
  • EDU541 Tools for Technology Integration
  • EDU542 Technology Applications for Curriculum
  • EDU544 Technology Competencies for Curriculum Leaders
  • EDU549 Digital Ethics and Citizenship
  • EDU570 Curriculum Development
  • EDU580 Analysis and Evaluation of Instruction
  • EDU655 Professional Development Leadership

 
In our Organizational Training & Talent Development specialization, you’ll take:

  • EDU500 Foundations, Issues & Trends in Education
  • EDU505 Research Methods EDU510 Group Dynamics
  • EDU511 Soft Skills & Conflict Management
  • EDU548 Best Practices in Online Instructional Delivery
  • EDU549 Digital Ethics and Citizenship
  • EDU570 Curriculum Development
  • EDU580 Analysis and Evaluation of Instruction
  • EDU620 Foundations of Project Management
  • EDU655 Professional Development Leadership

 
The Special Education Leadership concentration includes the following:

  • EDU500 Foundations, Issues & Trends in Education
  • EDU505 Research Methods
  • EDU549 Digital Ethics and Citizenship
  • EDU570 Curriculum Development
  • EDU580 Analysis and Evaluation of Instruction
  • SPE510 Group Dynamics of Education Stakeholders
  • SPE515 Management of Student Behavior
  • SPE585 Instructional Methods: Leadership for Differentiated Schools & Classrooms
  • SPE655 Professional Development for Special Education Leadership
  • SPE680 School Law: Administrative Applications for Special Education

 
With the Teacher Leadership specialization, you’ll take:

  • EDU500 Foundations, Issues & Trends in Education
  • EDU505 Research Methods
  • EDU510 Group Dynamics
  • EDU549 Digital Ethics and Citizenship
  • EDU570 Curriculum Development
  • EDU580 Analysis and Evaluation of Instruction
  • EDU585 Assessment of Learning
  • EDU652 School, District & Community Leadership
  • EDU655 Professional Development Leadership
  • EDU658 Education Advocacy & Student Support Systems

 
Our Teaching and Learning track includes courses like:

  • EDU500 Foundations, Issues & Trends in Education
  • EDU505 Research Methods
  • EDU540 Introduction to Educational Technology
  • EDU541 Tools for Technology Integration
  • EDU542 Technology Applications for Curriculum
  • EDU549 Digital Ethics and Citizenship
  • EDU570 Curriculum Development
  • EDU580 Analysis and Evaluation of Instruction
  • EDU652 School, District, and Community Leadership
  • EDU655 Professional Development Leadership

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or online here. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.

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