Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction

About

The Department of Teaching & Learning holds as its central mission the preparation and development of educators at all levels. The department ensures that its professional education programs are based on essential knowledge, established and current research findings, and sound professional practice. The M.Ed. consists of required core courses coupled with courses specifically related to the area of concentration. A culminating experience concludes the degree and provides evidence of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions gained while in the program.

Available Options

  • Professional Studies Track
    Emphasis
    • English Language Arts
    • Literacy Education
    • Literacy Specialist
    • Mathematics Education
    • K-8 Integrated STEM Education
    • Science Education
    • Social Studies Education
    • Secondary Education
    • Elementary Education
    • Leadership for Teachers and Professionals
    • Children's and Young Adult Literature
    • Career and Technical Postsecondary Education
    • Multicultural Education
    • Educational Technology
  • Elementary Education Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) Track
  • Elementary Education TFA Track
  • Secondary English Education ARL Track
  • Secondary Math Education ARL Track
  • Secondary Science Education ARL Track
  • Secondary Social Studies Education ARL Track
  • Secondary English Language Arts Education TFA Track
  • Secondary Mathematics Education TFA Track
  • Secondary Science Education TFA Track
  • Secondary Social Studies Education TFA Track
  • Elementary Education Track
  • Elementary Education Endorsement Track
  • Elementary Education Alternative Route to Licensure/Graduate Licensure Program Track
  • Elementary Mathematics Education (K-8) Track
  • Elementary Science Education (K-8) Track
  • Elementary Social Studies Education (K-8) Track
  • Middle School Mathematics Education RPDP Track
  • Middle School Science Education RPDP Track
  • Secondary Education Track
  • Secondary English Language Arts Education (7-12) Track
  • Secondary Mathematics Education (7-12) Track
  • Secondary Mathematics Education RPDP (7-12) Track
  • Secondary Science Education Track
  • Secondary Science Education RPDP Track
  • Secondary Social Studies Education (7-12) Track
  • Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education Track
  • Educational Technology Track
  • Educational Technology RPDP Track
  • Literacy Education (K-12) Track
  • Literacy Education (K-12) Track - Regional Professional Development Program
  • Multicultural Education (PK12, Higher Ed, or Community-Based Ed Focus) Track
  • Leadership for Teachers and Professionals Track

Accreditation

For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, by designing and implementing developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences. (Learner Development)
  • Use understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards. (Learner Differences)
  • Work with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation. (Learning Environment)
  • Use the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) they teach to create learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content. (Content Knowledge)
  • Connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues. (Application of Content)
  • Successfully use multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making. (Assessment)
  • Plan instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context. (Planning for Instruction)
  • Successfully use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways. (Instructional Strategies)
  • Engage in ongoing professional learning and use evidence to continually evaluate their practice, particularly the effects of their choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner. (Professional Learning)
  • Seek appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession. (Leadership & Collaboration)

Career Possibilities

  • Elementary teacher
  • Secondary teacher
  • Instructional coach
  • Educational specialist
  • Curriculum development
  • Online teaching and training
  • Diversity specialist

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Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction

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Secondary English Education ARL Track

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Secondary Math Education ARL Track

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Secondary Science Education ARL Track

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Secondary Social Studies Education ARL Track

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Secondary English Language Arts Education TFA Track

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Secondary Science Education TFA Track

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Secondary Social Studies Education TFA Track

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Elementary Education Endorsement Track

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Elementary Mathematics Education (K-8) Track

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Middle School Mathematics Education RPDP Track

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Middle School Science Education RPDP Track

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Secondary English Language Arts Education (7-12) Track

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Secondary Science Education Track

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Literacy Education (K-12) Track

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Contacts

Graduate Coordinator

Peter Wiens, Ph.D.

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