Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction Concentration
Averett University’s Graduate and Professional Studies division offers a 15 month, 30-credit M.Ed. program designed for current, certified Virginia teachers. The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is is formatted to fit with the busy educator’s schedule through online distance learning, for professional development that doesn’t prevent you meeting other obligations.
Graduates of this online Master of Education degree program should have an advanced understanding of the teaching and learning process, including effective assessment methods and instructional techniques. They should be capable of acting as curriculum advisors or leaders within their K-12 schools.
Course topics in this program include: Evaluating instructional procedures Curriculum development and design Adolescent and child psychology Meeting the needs of exceptional learners Digitally-mediated instruction
Research methods and critical analysis of educational research is also emphasized.
The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction at Averett is presented in an accelerated, cohort-based format. This means that a group of students advance through each course in the program in six-week blocks, allowing for intensive study of each concept.
Class sizes are small, ensuring that students have the opportunity to contribute to discussions and projects, and allowing for personal attention from the instructor.