Curriculum and Teaching (MEd, non-licensure)

Degree Overview

The MEd in Curriculum and Teaching is a non-licensure degree program designed for individuals who wish to pursue advanced levels of reflection, knowledge, skill and professionalism in the field of education. It is intended that the individual will continue to develop as a reflective, student-centered educator who is able to effectively articulate and apply educational theory and research in the field of education.

Attend a Graduate Continuing Education Information Session

Requirements and Curriculum

Curriculum and Teaching

Focus Areas

In conjunction with the program advisor, individual students will select a focus area, with a focus of a minimum of 9 credits in the content strand and 9 credits in the pedagogy strand. Nine credits of coursework will be completed in each strand area. These courses will be selected in order to meet the needs and interests of each individual student. Focus areas may include technology, assessment, special education, diversity, literacy, curriculum and instruction, secondary and elementary education, among others. No courses below the 7000 level will be accepted toward the program without written approval of the program chairperson.

I think one of the great things about the Curriculum and Teaching is the flexibility it provides teachers in obtaining professional development at a graduate level that meets their needs as teachers and potential administrators.
– Tracy Crowley

Program at a Glance

Admissions

Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Admissions requirements are as follows:

  • An official transcript of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume
  • Official transcripts of graduate level course work from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)
  • Graduate application and fee
  • An essay, no more than one page in length, in response to one of the following questions:
    • Tell us about a positive situation in which you helped a person and made a significant difference in that person’s life.
    • What are the most important factors in establishing a long-term working relationship with students, friends, etc.?
    • Tell us about a significant event that involved you in a teaching or helping mode.
      • Describe the situation as it occurred at the time.
      • What did you do in that particular situation?
      • How did you feel about the situation at the time you were experiencing it?
      • How do you feel about the situation now?
      • What would you change, if anything?

Delivery

Online and on-campus courses offered in the evenings with some day courses during the summer.

Total Credits

36 credits

Program Cost

Tuition and fees

Time Frame

While you can complete the program in as few as 2 years, you have 6 years to complete the program.

Program Highlights

The Education programs at Fitchburg State University are recognized by CAEP/NCATE.
The program provides graduate students with an opportunity to design an individualized program to meet their professional development needs within a structure of a high quality graduate program that is research-based.

Career Opportunities

The program will assist practicing educators to develop advanced skills in teaching, particularly in the area of curriculum development and adaptation for diverse learners, as well as enhancing their content knowledge in their field of licensure. The program is designed for licensed teachers and can assist them in becoming lead teachers or mentors in their schools.

Online Program

As an alternative option consider the Online Curriculum and Teaching (MEd)

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