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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 Teacher Leadership area of specialization is designed to provide the essential tools teachers need to be knowledgeable, reflective, and ethical educators. This innovative program fosters leadership development through an interactive set of experiences that include sound theoretical and “best practice” knowledge, problem-based coursework and field-based experiences. Program coursework also addresses issues of diversity and provides students with a global perspective on education.

Program graduates are empowered to become teacher leaders who are committed to making schools culturally relevant, just, and supportive learning environments for all students. 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.


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

Course # Course Title 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:

STA 6113 Educational Statistics 3
EDF 6481 Educational Research 3


Teacher Leadership Specialization Core Courses: 15 credits
Take all of the following:

Course # Course Title Credits
ADE 6268 Leading Adult Learning 3
EDG 6223 Curriculum Leadership 3
EDA 6508 Evaluation and Leadership Theory 3
EDG 6628 Documentation & Assessment in Curriculum and Instruction 3
EDA 6507 Clinical Education 3


Elective Core Courses:
Department of Curriculum and Instruction: 3 credits
Choose 1 of the following:

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


  • Department Head
  • Team Leader
  • Professional Development Coordinator
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • other related teacher leadership positions in the field of education

Some graduates choose to pursue further education at the Ed.S. and Ph.D. levels.

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Degree Details
College College of Education
Degree type M. Ed.
Degree level Graduate
*Cost per credit
- In State (FL) $369.82
- Out of State (FL) $1,024.81
Credits needed to graduate 36
* 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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