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Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction online

Complete Coursework: in as few as 10 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $9,950

Transform your classroom with evidence-based instruction

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.

Educators will learn research-based strategies, 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 and best practices for developing effective instructional programs and managing safe, supportive learning environments.

With multiple start dates, accelerated online coursework and affordable tuition, this M.Ed. 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 program, students will know how to:

  • 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

Mississippi College has been NCATE accredited for over 50 years, the longest accreditation in the state.


Mississippi College School of Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


Courses

The coursework for the Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction online program is accelerated, offering seven-week terms for a total of 30 credit hours.

To see the full list of M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction online courses, view courses.

Admissions

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.

To learn more about our M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Mississippi College prides itself on offering a quality private school education at public university prices. The pay-by-the-course tuition cost for the Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction online degree program is affordable and priced with the working student in mind. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

To learn more about our M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

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.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction online, view calendar.

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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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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A survey of the basic research methodologies in the social and behavioral sciences with emphasis on critical reading of published research. Students conduct a meta-analysis of research literature or develop a research proposal.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course provides students with an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that are essential to planning, developing, revising and implementing curriculum content and learning strategies. Emphasis is on components of the instructional management plan: goals, objectives, methodology, use of appropriate resources/materials and evaluation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will emphasize current research and theory as they relate to methodology used in elementary schools. Particular emphasis will be placed on advances in technology which are applicable to improve elementary instruction. Students are given opportunities to demonstrate effective use of current methodology.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will emphasize current research and theory as they relate to methodology which is particularly relevant to secondary instruction. Particular emphasis will be placed on advances in technology which are applicable to improve secondary instruction. Students will be given opportunities to demonstrate effective use of current materials and methodology.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An examination of the content of elementary and junior high mathematics courses. Special emphasis given to methods of teaching the content as well as enrichment materials.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course focuses on studies of current trends in practices and curricula and classroom-relevant theory and research in the teaching of elementary school language arts. In addition, opportunities will be provided for teachers to develop their own competencies in the practical aspects of teaching the language arts.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This dimension is designed to emphasize current research and theory as they relate to curriculum, instruction, assessment and special programs in elementary, middle and high school. Particular emphasis will be placed on the administrator’s role as an “Instructional Leader.” Law-related issues that impact teaching and learning will also be explored. Students will participate in experiences that relate to course content through the Applied Dimension in a variety of school settings.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This dimension is designed to assist students interested in educational leadership to develop knowledge and skills in structured planning, information processing and data-based decision making.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will present various science projects appropriate for grades 3-8 classrooms. These projects will support the STEM initiative proposed by the National Science Foundation. The curriculum will serve as a backdrop for learning about Science, technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in upper elementary and middle school science.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the preparation, selection, application, evaluation and integration of media and technology in instructional settings, including audiovisual and microcomputer applications. Laboratory practice includes the production of projected, non-projected and computer-based instructional materials. A project will be designed for the student's classroom which incorporates elements of the state technology plan. Computer literacy is required in order to achieve success in this class.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Deals with the use and construction of teacher-made tests and measuring devices. Includes some exposure to standardized tests and the statistical analysis of test results.

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Admissions

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 for the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction online program, 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 to MC Grad Admissions office
  • 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 aldavis1@mc.edu.

Comprehensive Exam

  • Applies to all M.Ed. programs and is taken by the student upon completion of program coursework
  • Student with 3.75 cumulative GPA will be exempt from 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 khallman@mde.k12.ms.us. Be sure to include your full name and social security number in correspondence.

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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction online:

Program Per Credit Per Three Credit Tuition
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction Online $331.67 $995 $9,950.10

Financial Aid Application Process

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov.
  2. Enter the code of: 002415 to choose MC as one of your options.

If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Department at 601.925.3212.

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Calendar

At Mississippi College, we offer multiple start dates to accommodate busy schedules. You can also find the deadline dates for your application, documents, registration and tuition payment for each of our online programs.

Course Start App Deadline Doc Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline
1/8/18 1/1/18 1/4/18 1/4/18 1/5/18
3/5/18 2/26/18 2/26/18 3/1/18 3/2/18
5/7/18 4/30/18 4/30/18 5/3/18 5/4/18
6/25/18 6/18/18 6/18/18 6/21/18 6/22/18
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