Curriculum and instruction

Master of education University of Missouri-St. Louis
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Overview

The master of education with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction is designed for graduate students who wish to further their competencies as teachers, curriculum specialists or instructional leaders.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of education in secondary education with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction

Campus

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Education | Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours

30

Estimated cost

$16,572.00

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

This degree has potential benefits for

  • Teachers
  • Curriculum specialists
  • Instructional leaders
  • Teacher leader
  • Curriculum writer
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Instructional coach
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Curriculum coordinator
  • Curriculum developer
  • Academic program specialist
  • Academic director
  • Instructional designer
  • Educational consultant
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
9.13%
employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$52,000
median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two to three years.

Course work includes

  • Curriculum leadership in education
  • Curriculum design for educational programs
  • Improving teaching and learning
  • Social justice in education

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester

Typical program length

3 years

Typical course load

1-2 classes per semester

Accreditation

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Faculty spotlight

Shea Kerkhoff.

Dr. Kerkhoff utilizes mixed methods to investigate critical, digital and global literacies. Her research centers on integrating inquiry-based global learning with adolescent literacy instruction. Her work has been published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and Reading & Writing Quarterly. She currently serves as Assistant Editor of English Education, a National Council of Teachers of English journal and serves as Going Global, Inc.'s Education Director.

Shea Kerkhoff, PhD
Assistant Professor

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership