MEd in Curriculum & Instruction Course Requirements

ODU's Master of Education in Curriculum & Education program is designed to strengthen the knowledge, skills and dispositions of education students employed as teachers. 

  • Students must complete all required courses with a grade point average of 3.000 or higher. 
  • Students must complete their program within seven (7) years of acceptance.
  • Students must complete an Application for Graduation according to the dates published in the Academic Calendar. (Application forms are available through ODU Online.)
  • Students must make satisfactory payment of all tuition, graduation fee, library fines, and other financial obligation.

The Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction program consists of 36 credit hours.

The M.Ed. degree can also be combined with the following endorsements: TESOL, Early Childhood Generalist, Reading, and Teacher Leader.
Core Courses Credits
EDU 511 Curriculum & Instruction 3
EDU 546 Instructional Decision-Making
EDU 560 Research Methods in Education 3
EDU 596 Theory into Practice  3
Select one of the following:  
 EDU 514 Assessment for Intervention Specialist 3
 EDU 543 Data Management for Improved Instruction 3
 EDU 620 Advanced Assessment and Remediation 3
 TSL 580 Assessment of ESOL Learners 3
Elective Courses Credits
Electives: 12 semester credits

Personalize your educational experience by completing electives in our endorsement programs, IS License, or other graduate courses.
Strands Credits
Choose one of the following strands: 6
Research Strand (not available to online or off campus cohorts)

EDU 562 Research Proposal 
EDU 630 Research Project
Portfolio Strand (for all online and off campus cohorts)

EDU 584 Seminar in Teaching & Learning 
EDU 625 Portfolio Development
Total Credits Required 33
Not all courses, particularly elective courses, will be offered each semester. Students should check with an advisor to determine the course rotation.
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