The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction program at UL Lafayette is designed to enhance pedagogical skills and content knowledge for certified teachers. Earning your master’s in curriculum and instruction will prepare people at all stages of their teaching careers to reform, refine, and develop curricula and instruction techniques at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
The master’s in curriculum and instruction is housed in the nationally accredited College of Education.
Best in Louisiana: U.S. News & World Report ranks our Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction as the best in the state.
Our education master’s degree program is best suited for teachers already passionate and skillful in their own classrooms who are ready to share their expertise with other teachers, schools, and school systems.
Our faculty’s focus areas range from integrating technology in the classroom to multicultural and social justice education, and they’re excited to work with you to explore the areas that interest you most.
With five concentrations to choose from, you can customize your master’s degree in the education program. You can focus on teaching in elementary and secondary schools, pursuing leadership roles in private schools, working with students with learning disabilities, developing skills in non-teaching areas such as educational technology, or conducting education research.
Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed., Instructional Specialist concentration
- o This concentration includes accelerated, 8-week courses and flat-rate tuition because it is 100% online. Learn more.
- Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed., Special Education Diagnostics concentration (face-to-face, traditional-semester-length delivery courses)
Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed., Special Education Mild/Moderate Elementary concentration (hybrid, online and on-campus courses)
Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed., Special Education Mild/Moderate Secondary concentration (hybrid, online and on-campus courses)
- Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed., Teacher Researcher concentration (hybrid, online and on-campus courses)
Because many courses in this program may be offered only online, it may not be available to all applicants. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and its online programs must be in compliance in every state where a student is located. (Visit the Online Programs website to learn more.) International students also may not be eligible. According to U.S. immigration regulations, F-1 students cannot pursue online degrees; international students in other visa categories (i.e. H-4, L2) are exempt from this restriction.
Along with your concentration courses, there are 18 hours of core courses for the master’s in education in curriculum and instruction:
- EDCI 507 Writing for the Responsive Professional
- EDCI 508 Research Methods to Impact Student Learning
- EDCI 570 Diversity for the Progressive Educator
- SPED 502 Educating the Exceptional Child
- IRED 501 Integration of Technology in Instruction
And one of the following courses:
- EDCI 572 Current Issues in K-12 Instruction Practicum (for the Instructional Specialist and Teacher Researcher concentrations),
- SPED 472(G) Theories and Practice for Secondary Level Behavioral Interventions (for the Special Education Diagnostics and Special Education Mild/Moderate concentrations), or
- SPED 482(G) Theories and Practice for Elementary Level Behavioral Interventions (for the Special Education Diagnostics concentration)
All students also complete a research capstone course, EDCI 599 Capstone in Curriculum and Instruction.
Are you ready to become a teacher-leader and improve teaching in your school?
Requirements for Admission
To be admitted to the master’s in curriculum and instruction program, you must meet the requirements set by the Graduate School, along with:
- A valid teaching certificate; and
- Three letters of recommendation that address your potential to become a teacher leader.
The GRE is not required for the UL Lafayette Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction.
Teacher Tuition Incentive Program
At the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, current Louisiana K-12 educators and administrators pursuing a graduate degree can take advantage of the Teacher Tuition Incentive Program. This program can help you offset the cost of earning your master’s or doctoral degree. Tuition awards are based on the level of degree you’re seeking and your progress toward the degree.
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