Many teachers who want to move up on the pay scale while developing their skills in curriculum and instruction pursue a master's degree from a distinguished university, like the programs offered by Mississippi College. Completing MC's Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction online degree program will help you grow as an educator, open up potential leadership opportunities, and make you more effective as you help students achieve their educational goals.
Why This Master's Degree?
The environment in contemporary classrooms is dynamic and evolving, with increased emphasis on meeting students at their academic and emotional levels and shaping curriculum and instruction around their diverse needs. To customize instruction and classroom materials, educators must widen the scope of their knowledge and skills. The all online M.Ed. C&I program at Mississippi College, which is accredited, affordable and convenient, can help you achieve these goals and find success in your classroom.
Convenience, Quality and Affordability
If you're already working full time, the convenience and flexibility of an online format is particularly appealing. In addition, Mississippi College's M.Ed. C&I is an accelerated program. Each of the ten required three-credit-hour classes is offered in seven-week terms and can be completed in as few as 10 months. The program is known not only for its convenience, however; it gets high marks for its academic quality as well.
High-quality master's degree programs in curriculum and instruction have a strong foundation of innovation and research-based methods to prepare their students for the evolving classroom environment. Coursework will include:
- Curriculum development and instructional strategies
- Student assessment design and implementation
- Analysis of student data to inform material selection
- Developing a foundation of research
Some programs also provide the necessary coursework to upgrade your teaching credentials. At MC, for example, educators who complete the M.Ed. C&I can apply for an upgrade from a Class A license to a Class AA license in Mississippi.
Cost Comparison With Other Local Programs
Costs can vary significantly among the many programs that offer the M.Ed. C&I with comparably high-quality coursework, faculty and reputation.
When comparing costs for post-graduate programs, it is important to consider a variety of factors, including:
- Number of hours required
- Cost of tuition per credit hour for in- and out-of-state residents
- Additional fees
Here are some regional comparisons:
University of Mississippi or Ole Miss – Online Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction
- 30 hours of coursework
- $465 per credit hour (no residency requirement)
- Additional fees of up to $2700
- Total cost – up to $13,596
Belhaven University – Master of Education Online – Curriculum and Instruction
- 33 credit hours
- $525 per credit hour (no residency requirement)
(A Mississippi-resident discount is noted on the website, but no amount is specified.)
- Additional costs - $75 technology fee per course for a total of $825
- Total cost - $18,150
University of Southern Mississippi – Master of Education Educational Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary Education)
- 30 hours of coursework
- $494.12 per credit hour (no residency requirement)
- $20 per credit online delivery fee for a total of $600
- Total cost - $15,423.60
Mississippi College – Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction online
Mississippi College provides private school education quality at public university prices, and it is the most affordable of the area schools.
- 30 credit hours
- $331.67 per credit hour (no residency requirement)
- No additional fees
- Total cost - $9,950
Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is the oldest university in the state of Mississippi. The MC School of Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and have been for over 50 years, holding the longest accreditation status in the state. MC is a private university and is the largest one of its type in the state. MC, a private Christian university, has received a number of awards and ranked well not only for its value, but for the quality of its academics. It was named number one on both the 2017 Best College in Mississippi and the 2017 Best Online College in Mississippi rankings.
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