Master of Science in Education in Curriculum & Instruction Strategies

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The Curriculum & Instruction Strategies concentration begins by addressing leadership and showing teachers how to build motivation and creativity among colleagues. It proceeds to demonstrate current models for curriculum design to insure that materials meet appropriate content and learning goals in actual classrooms.

This fully online Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction Strategies degree is tailored for working professionals who are interested in achieving results in their classroom performance.

Participants will learn how to address the diverse needs, abilities and experiences of their students. This includes teaching and learning methods for all students, including those with special needs. Assistive technologies will be examined to determine its effectiveness in reaching students in the classroom. As part of this degree program, insight into how these strategies work for peer educators will be gained. Other topics of study include study skills, connections between reading and writing, instructional strategy, ESL students, students with disabilities, and literacy development.

Program Highlights

  • 30-credit hour program
  • Complete your degree in just under two years
  • 100% online – no campus visits required
  • Learn anytime from any place
  • No GRE Required
  • Dynamic faculty of practitioners, researchers and educators
  • Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC)


NEASC accredited

The University of New England is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC CIHE). NEASC is the nation’s oldest regional accrediting association whose mission is the establishment and maintenance of high levels of education, from pre-kindergarten through the higher education doctoral level. Accreditation is the review of the quality of educational institutions and programs. In the United States, accreditation is a major way that the public knows that an institution or program provides a high quality education.
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Best Online Master's Program 2015

Best colleges universities north 2015 US News and World Report

UNE's online Master of Science in Education program has been recognized as one of U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Education Programs for 2013. U.S. News & World Report evaluated hundreds of regionally accredited online master's degree programs to make their selections based on admissions selectivity, student engagement, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology, noting that quality online graduate education programs provide students with opportunities to interact with their instructors and fellow classmates, as well as diverse online learning technologies that allow student flexibility. Additionally, a strong support structure that includes career guidance, academic assistance, and financial aid resources was an important consideration identified. UNE is proud to be recognized among the top schools to meet this criteria. Learn more about the U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2015 »

Please note: This program does not lead to a curriculum & instruction certification.

Course List

  1. EDU 600: Teacher as Leader (Credits: 3)
  2. EDU 610: Differentiation Theory & Strategies (Credits: 3)
  3. EDU 615: Motivational Theory & Class Management (Credits: 3)
  4. EDU 690: Action Research (Credits: 3)
  5. EDU 695: Portfolio (Credits: 3)
  6. EDU 707 Instructional Leadership (3 Credits)
  7. EDU 721 Using Technology within Inclusion Education (3 Credits)
  8. EDU 723 Teaching and Learning in Inclusion Settings (3 Credits)
  9. EDU 742 Study Skills & Content Literacy Instruction for All (3 Credits)
  10. EDU 743 Connecting Reading with Writing for Success (3 Credits)

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