Shippensburg University

Curriculum and Instruction


1871 Old Main Drive

Shippensburg, PA 17257

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is offered to fully-certified elementary and secondary school teachers. (Certification is an option in the Early Childhood Cluster only.) The 36-credit Curriculum and Instruction MEd program at Shippensburg University fosters teacher growth through exploration of principles of theory and practice that enhance teaching. The program consists of 18 core credits that focus on four critical areas embedded in effective teaching: Curriculum and Assessment (3 credits), Effective Teaching & Leadership (6 credits), The Learner (6 credits), Focus on Research (3 credits). The MEd in Curriculum and Instruction includes the following 18 credits of cluster choices: Early Childhood Education: Elementary Education, Middle Level Education, Secondary Education Biology, Secondary Education Geography/Earth Science, Secondary Education History, Secondary Education Mathematics, Secondary Education Modern Languages.


Shippensburg University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, AACSB International, ABET Inc., Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC), American Chemical Society, Council on Social Work Education, Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, International Association of Counseling Services, Council for Exceptional Children and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

International Student Requirements:

The recommended score for the TOEFL is 68 for the internet-based test or 500 for the paper-based test. (Shippensburg University's test code for the TOEFL is 2657). The recommended score for IELTS is 6.0. International applicants from a country where English is the native/official language may be exempted from the TOEFL or IELTS requirement, however the GRE or GMAT is required.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $454 PA resident; $681 non-resident/$463 non-resid USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Distant Town

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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