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Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Christenbury, Dr. Leila
Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning
(804) 828-1305

Admission requirements summary

Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Indicate specialization:
health and physical education or instructional technology

of entry:




Mar 15

Nov 1

Mar 15


The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed to provide professional and cognate experiences for veteran teachers in health and physical education and instructional technology, and to provide a non-licensure option for students who have been admitted to the Master of Teaching program but choose not to complete licensure. Individuals may select to concentrate in health and physical education, instructional technology, or teaching and learning. Enrollment in the teaching and learning track requires recommendation from the student’s adviser and approval by the department chair. Content courses within the program are selected in consultation with an adviser from the appropriate concentration.

Student learning outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of research designs and an ability to read research studies critically.
  2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the historical, philosophical, sociological and ethical foundations of education and the impact that these have on public education.
  3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the specific discipline appropriate to their concentration in curriculum and instruction.

Program of study
EDUS 660 Research Methods in Education
EDUS 673 Seminar on Educational Issues, Ethics and Policy
Select one of the following:
EDUS 607/PSYC 607 Advanced Educational Psychology
STAT/SOCY 508 Introduction to Social Statistics
TEDU 615 Curriculum Development
TEDU 617 Instructional Models
Other course as approved by adviser
Health and physical education
  HEMS 507 Teaching Health in Schools
  HEMS 514 Physical Activity for Special Populations
  HEMS 522 Teaching Elementary Health and Physical Education or
HEMS 524 Teaching Physical Education
  HEMS 603 Applied Fitness and Nutrition for Health and Movement Science Professionals
  HEMS 637 Advanced Technology in Teaching Health and Physical Education
  TEDU 562 Reading Instruction in the Content Areas
Instructional technology
TEDU 556 Advanced Computer Applications in Education
TEDU 560 Instructional Strategies Using the Internet
TEDU 610 Developing and Critiquing Visual Literacy
TEDU 620/MASC 681 Video Applications in Instruction
TEDU 640 Designing and Managing eLearning
TEDU 673 Technology Leadership and Staff Development
Teaching and learning
18 hours in teaching and learning approved by the adviser.
* Other courses as approved by adviser



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