Program Details

The Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is 33 credit hour program offered in 6 and 12 week online sessions.
Winfield, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Curriculum & Instruction

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Masters of Education with a major in Curriculum and Instruction is organized through a four-dimensional approach to preparing educators for the 21st century and is grounded in the five core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Those propositions are that teachers: * Are committed to students and their learning * Know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students * Are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning * Think systematically about their practice and learn from experience, and * Are members of learning communities. This 33 semester hour program is available online worldwide. Classes are offered in 6 and 12-week sessions and the program can be completed in 12 months.

Additional Program Information

Southwestern College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association, phone (312) 263-0456
To be admitted into the M.Ed., with a major in curriculum and instruction program, candidates must submit the following: • Southwestern College Professional Studies Graduate Program Application form – Application forms are accepted on an ongoing basis. No application admission fee is charged. • Official transcripts of all prior college/university coursework - Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). • Two confidential letters of recommendation – at least one from a current or former employer • A one page Admissions Essay – submit your written statement electronically to or via mail or fax to 316.688.5218. • Resume - Applicants should have at least three years of professional work experience.
International Requirements:
All international learners must show evidence of their English language ability by providing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) report. A score of 550 (paper test) or 213 (computer-based test) on the TOEFL is considered the minimum acceptable for admission to the M.Ed program. Applicants who hold bachelor’s degrees from a U.S. institution or from an institution in another English-only speaking country will receive a waiver of the TOEFL. Applicants who are from native English speaking countries are not required to take the TOEFL.