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Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction online

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See Why Our Online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Stands Out.

The 100% online Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction degree program from Mississippi College is designed to provide educators with the skills and knowledge to improve their teaching effectiveness and enhance student achievement. 

Taught by dedicated faculty members who are practitioners first, this faith-based curriculum includes the latest information on brain-based learning and how it can translate into effective practice in the classroom.

Discover why MC is a great choice for your education degree!

Educators in this online program will learn research-based strategies as well as how to apply evidence-based instruction, assessments, national and state standards, and comprehensive accountability measures to help transform classrooms. The program will provide educators with a thorough background of current scientific research and pedagogy, in addition to best practices for developing effective instructional programs and managing safe, supportive learning environments.

With multiple start dates, accelerated online coursework and affordable tuition, this online M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction program will prepare you for career opportunities such as Instructional Coordinator, Education Specialist, Curriculum and Assessment Director or Program Administrator.

Upon completion, students can apply to the Mississippi Department of Education for an upgrade from a Class A license to a Class AA license.

Upon completion of this online curriculum and instruction program, students will:

  • Adapt curricula and instructional strategies to meet the diverse and changing needs and learning preferences of students
  • Design and implement research-supported assessment plans and strategies that lead to continuous improvement of student achievement
  • Analyze student data and apply research to adapt instruction and to select appropriate materials to improve student performance and enhance inquiry and critical thinking
  • Apply research-based principles to establish positive, safe and secure student-centered learning environments that value effective communication and collaboration
  • Engage in leadership opportunities and research and participate professionally in ongoing learning
  • Apply research-based instructional strategies to develop competency in multiple literacies and knowledge and skills in reading/language arts and all content areas

Know the milestones that will guide your student journey

The School of Education offers multiple start dates each year for the convenience of our M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction online students. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all the required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for their desired program start date.

Term Start Date App Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Class End Date
Spring I 1/8/24 12/27/23 1/1/24 1/2/24 1/3/24 2/25/24
Spring II 3/4/24 2/21/24 2/26/24 2/27/24 2/28/24 4/21/24
Summer 1 5/6/24 4/24/24 4/29/24 4/30/24 5/1/24 6/23/24
Summer 2 6/24/24 6/12/24 6/17/24 6/18/24 6/19/24 8/11/24
Fall I 8/19/24 8/7/24 8/12/24 8/13/24 8/14/24 10/6/24
Fall II 10/14/24 10/2/24 10/7/24 10/8/24 10/9/24 12/1/24

Get the admission criteria details for Our online M.Ed. program

The School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction online program. Find out the requirements, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction Online Requirements

  • Send all official transcripts from previously attended colleges or universities
  • Must have bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 2.5 GPA
  • Must hold a standard, renewable teaching license in Elementary, Secondary or K-12 subject area; a copy must be on file with MC Grad Admissions office
  • Documentation of appropriate, professional test scores
  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA through program

Transcripts should be sent to:
Mississippi College
Graduate Admissions Office
MC Box 4067
Clinton, MS 39058

Photocopies of your educator's license can be faxed to 601-925-7368 or emailed to

Comprehensive Exam

  • Applies to all M.Ed. programs and is taken by the student upon completion of program coursework
  • A student with a 3.75 cumulative GPA will be exempt from the exam
  • If student does not meet the required GPA, he/she can complete online or in written format and will have one additional attempt to complete if he/she does not pass the first time

License: A photocopy of your Standard Class Educator's License issued by a state department of education or a state educator licensing agency. You must hold a STANDARD, 5-YEAR, RENEWABLE LICENSE to be considered. If you do not have a copy, your school district usually has one on file and will make a copy for you, or an individual may request a duplicate copy of a license by submitting a completed Licensure Application and a $5 money order (personal checks not accepted) to the Mississippi Department of Education; Office of Educator Licensure; P.O. Box 771; Jackson, MS 39205.

Exam Scores: Documentation of acceptable scores are required. You may request the Office of Educator Licensure to provide scores on file by submitting a written request to the Mississippi Department of Education; Office of Educator Licensure; P.O. Box 771; Jackson, MS 39205. The request may also be sent by email to Kathy Hallman at Be sure to include your full name and social security number in correspondence.

Read more about our online curriculum and instruction courses

To complete the Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction online program, students must complete 9 semester hours of core courses and 21 semester hours of required content method/materials for a total of 30 credit hours. Students may choose between core course EDU 6522 or EDU 6523.


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Dr. Stephanie Henderson
“An educator and education leader must be able to endure challenges that will come from various sources and 'teach anyway.' Someone who is driven by purpose will always find success.”
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