Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.)

Marymount’s Master of Education: Curriculum and Instruction is designed for those students who are not seeking a teaching license. Students in this program may be practicing teachers, education professionals who are not working in a classroom setting (such as an educational agency, museum, or government position) or students who intend to teach in international or private schools.

Along with completing a core of professional courses intended to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions basic to the field of education, students will complete courses in one of four concentrations and a professional project designed to meet the individual needs, interests, and goals of the student.

Students meet one-on-one with an Education Department faculty member to map a unique program of study in one of the following concentrations: Teaching and Learning, English as a Second Language, Special Education, or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

This program is offered on the Main Campus in a self-paced traditional format. Classes in the traditional format program are scheduled in late afternoon and evening. Most students complete the Main Campus program in two to three years.

Degree Requirements

36 credits

Core Requirements (18 credits)

  • ED 500 Foundations of Education: Teaching and Learning
  • ED 509 Special Education: Foundations and Characteristics of Exceptional Learners
  • ED 551 Instruction and Assessment
  • ED 526 Cross-Cultural/International Curricula or ED 541 Global Perspectives for the Special Educational Needs of All Students
  • ED 554 Educational Technology
  • ED 580 Capstone: Curriculum and Instruction Program

One of four professional emphasis areas must also be selected and 18 credits chosen from the following 3-credit classes with other courses selected with the consent of an advisor:

Curriculum and Instruction (18 credits)

  • ED 537 Literacy Across the Curriculum: Secondary or ED 555 Literacy Methods for Diverse Learners: Grades PK-2
  • ED 558 Elementary Math Methods or ED 566 – 569 Teaching Science/History/English/Math in Secondary Schools
  • Electives as approved by Advisor (12 credits)

Special Education (18 credits)

  • ED 511 Psycho-educational Assessment and Instruction
  • ED 523 Diagnostic and Corrective Literacy Instruction
  • ED 529 Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education Settings
  • ED 539 Instructional Implementation of the Individualized Education Program
  • ED 545 Transition and Family Issues for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Elective as approved by Advisor (3 credits)

English as a Second Language (18 credits)

  • ED 511 Psycho-educational Assessment and Instruction
  • ED 523 Diagnostic and Corrective Literacy Instruction
  • ED 553 Teaching English as a Second Language
  • ED 555 Literacy Methods for Diverse Learners: Grades PK-2
  • EN – Linguistic course from English Department
  • Elective as approved by Advisor (3 credits)

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (18 credits)

  • ED 555 Literacy Methods for Diverse Learners: Grades PK-2  or ED 537 Literacy Across the Curriculum: Secondary
  • ED 558 Elementary Math Methods or ED 566 or 569 Teaching Science or Math in  Secondary Schools
  • ED 559 Elementary Science Methods or ED 538 Secondary Teaching Methods*
  • ED 556 Literacy Methods for Diverse Learners: Grades 3-6
  • ED 557 Social Studies and the Expressive Arts or ED 567/568 Teaching History/English in the Secondary Schools

Many courses require field experience. See course descriptions for details.