Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.)

Marymount’s Master of Education: Curriculum and Instruction is designed for those students who are not seeking a teaching license. Students in this program may be practicing teachers, education professionals who are not working in a classroom setting (such as an educational agency, museum, or government position) or students who intend to teach in international or private schools.

Along with completing a core of professional courses intended to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions basic to the field of education, students will complete courses in one of four concentrations and a professional project designed to meet the individual needs, interests, and goals of the student.

Students meet one-on-one with an Education Department faculty member to map a unique program of study in one of the following concentrations: Teaching and Learning, English as a Second Language,  Special Education, or Science, Technology, Engineering,  Math (STEM).

This program is offered on the Main Campus in a self-paced traditional format. Classes in the traditional format program are scheduled in late afternoon and evening. Most students complete the Main Campus program in two to three years.

A part-time weekend cohort is also offered on the Main Campus. Students in this program may continue to work and keep full-time commitments throughout the two year program. This program is ideal for career switchers and for students who have full-time commitments Monday through Friday during the day.

Degree Requirements

36 credits

Core Requirements (18 credits)

  • ED 500 Foundations of Education: Teaching and Learning
  • ED 509 Special Education: Foundations and Characteristics of Exceptional Learners
  • ED 551 Instruction and Assessment 
  • ED 526 Cross-Cultural/International Curricula or ED 541 Global Perspectives for the Special Educational Needs of All Students
  • ED 554 Educational Technology 
  • ED 580 Capstone: Curriculum and Instruction Program

One of four professional emphasis areas must also be selected and 18 credits chosen from the following 3-credit classes with other courses selected with the consent of an advisor:

Curriculum and Instruction (18 credits)

  • ED 537 Literacy Across the Curriculum: Secondary or ED 555 Literacy Methods for Diverse Learners: Grades PK-2
  • ED 558 Elementary Math Methods or ED 566 - 569 Teaching Science/History/English/Math in Secondary Schools
  • Electives as approved by Advisor (12 credits)

Special Education (18 credits)

  • ED 511 Psycho-educational Assessment and Instruction 
  • ED 523 Diagnostic and Corrective Literacy Instruction
  • ED 529 Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education Settings
  • ED539 Instructional Implementation of the Individualized Education Program
  • ED 545 Transition and Family Issues for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Elective as approved by Advisor (3 credits)

English as a Second Language (18 credits)

  • ED 511 Psycho-educational Assessment and Instruction
  • ED 523 Diagnostic and Corrective Literacy Instruction 
  • ED 526 Cross-Cultural/International Curriculua
  • ED 553 Teaching English as a Second Language *
  • ED 555 Literacy Methods for Diverse Learners: Grades PK-2 *
  • EN - Linguistic course from English Department
  • Elective as approved by Advisor (3 credits)

STEM: Science, Technolgy, Engineering, Math (18 credicts)

  • ED 555 Literacy Methods for Diverse Learners: Grades PK-2  or ED 537 Literacy Across the Curriculum: Secondary*
  • ED 558 Elementary Math Methods or ED 566 or 569 Teaching Science or Math in  Secondary Schools*
  • ED 559 Elementary Science Methods or ED 538 Secondary Teaching Methods*
  • ED 556 Literacy Methods for Diverse Learners: Grades 3-6
  • ED 557 Social Studies and the Expressive Arts or ED 567/568 Teaching History/English in the Secondary Schools
*required course

Many courses require field experience. See course descriptions for details.


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