Master of Education
CU offers a master’s degree in education with two concentrations. It is intended for individuals who desire to elevate their professional knowledge and application of theories and best practices that foster an effective learning environment. Concentrations are targeted to the classroom teacher (Curriculum & Instruction) and the educator who is, or desires to be, a school administrator (Educational Leadership).
Graduate students in the MEd program must submit a thesis or professional portfolio as a capstone project to reflect a graduate level of knowledge and research skills, as well as professional presentation skills. Students will select a thesis research topic or design a portfolio relevant to their field of education. The project selection will be made at least halfway through the program of study and must be structured around a framework of acceptable professional standards. For details, policies, and procedures, please consult the MEd Handbook.
The program does not provide a state licensure option. It is important that all applicants verify the acceptance of the degree for professional credentials with their employers before beginning coursework.
Curriculum and Instruction Concentration
The Curriculum and Instruction concentration is designed for the elementary teacher, secondary teacher, or school administrator who desires to elevate his/her professional capacity to effectively design, implement, and assess curricular and instructional strategies in a variety of classroom settings.
Educational Leadership Concentration
The Educational Leadership concentration is designed for the educational professional that desires to be equipped for the various facets associated with school administration. This program includes requirements that are applicable to a variety of school settings.