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Overview | Curriculum | Careers

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is a 36-credit online degree program that explores issues of curriculum, instruction, and assessment that affect educators at every level of schooling and within educational organizations. The multicultural specialization is designed to offer students a theoretical and conceptual grounding in the historical, philosophical and sociopolitical underpinnings of education for diverse populations in the U.S.A.

The M.Ed. is designed with a balance of theoretical and practical applications through research projects and critical writing assignments that provide the groundwork for future success at the doctoral level. Program coursework addresses issues of diversity, and provides students with a global perspective on education. This degree is highly recommended for those who want a balance of subject matter knowledge and pedagogical knowledge that will help them teach at any level of education. Students can complete this degree in two years with support and assistance from our experienced faculty.

Best-schools-sealFAU ranked in “The 25 Best Online Masters in Curriculum and Instruction Degree Programs”  by TBS (The Best Schools). Our online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction degree in the Department of Curriculum, Culture, and Educational Inquiry was selected based on the quality of the program, types of courses provided, and faculty strength, as well as school awards, rankings, and reputation.

Online Curriculum                                           
Core Courses:
Department of Curriculum and Instruction: 12 credits
Take all of the following:

Course # Course Credits
EDG 6224 U.S. Curricular Trends and Issues 3
EDG 6253 Design Components of Curriculum 3
EDG 6285 Program Evaluation in Curriculum and Instruction 3
EDF 6918 Action Research in Schools and Communities 3


Department of Educational Leadership: 6 credits
Take both of the following:

Course # Course Credits
STA 6113 Educational Statistics 3
EDF 6481 Educational Research 3


Restricted Electives:
Department of Curriculum and Instruction: 3 credits
Choose 1 of the following:

Course # Course Credits
EDG 6625 Global Perspectives of Curricular Trends across Nations 3
EDF 6637 Race, Class & Gender in Education 3


Multicultural Specialization Core Courses
Department of Curriculum and Instruction: 15 credits
Take all of the following:

Course # Course Credits
EDG 5705 Multicultural Education Seminar 3
EDF 6615 Black Perspectives in Education 3
EDF 6887 Foundations of Multicultural Curricula 3
EDF 6800 Foundations of Global Education 3
TSL 5142 Curriculum Development in TESOL and Bilingual Education 3

Sample Careers

  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Professional Development Chair
  • Assistant Principal
  • Leadership positions within school and district
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Training Specialist

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Degree Details
College College of Education
Degree type M. Ed.
*Cost per credit
- In State (FL) $369.82
- Out of State (FL) $1,024.81
Credits needed to graduate 36
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* cost per credit and total cost are calculated using tuition per credit and associated fees for the current academic year. It does not include course materials, textbook expenses, and other potential expenses related to individual courses. See academic calendar for our quarter term schedule.
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