North Carolina State University

College of Education

Curriculum and Instruction


Raleigh, NC 27695

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D., M.Ed. M.S.

Format: Online

Program Description:

The department offers masters’ degrees in curriculum and instruction generalist; curriculum and instruction with a concentration in curriculum and developmental supervision; business and marketing education (offered online); new literacies and global learning with sub concentrations in English education, middle grades education, reading education, and social studies education; and masters’ degrees in instructional technology (can be taken online) and special education. Instructional technology offers an online e-learning certificate and the hours can be applied to the master’s degree. The department also offers master’s degrees in C&I with an informal focus in youth development leadership, in conjunction with faculty in the department of 4-H Youth Development & Family & Consumer Sciences. The Ph.D. program in curriculum and instruction is primarily designed to prepare students for roles as researchers and educators in higher education, industry, or for instructional leadership at school district and state levels. The program is built on foundations of research and application and is composed of three strands: (1) content area specialization, (2) research, and (3) preparation for professional roles. Eight doctoral areas of scholarly endeavor (focus) are offered by the department: curriculum development and supervision, educational psychology, English and language arts education, instructional technology, middle grades education, reading (literacy) education, social studies education, and special education. The NC Department of Public Instruction has conferred accreditation to the graduate programs in Curriculum and Instruction. The College of Education is approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


NC State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate's, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of NC State University.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 30 (M.Ed.); 36 (M.S.

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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