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Curriculum & Instruction (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) Curriculum and Instruction program is designed for certified teachers who wish to increase their pedagogical content knowledge.
Candidates may choose an approved Focus Area of Study not previously completed or transferred into the program.

Campus Availability

Online Only

Approved Focus Areas of Study

Focus Strands

Advanced Content

  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • History
  • Middle Grades
  • Mathematics

Admissions Information

  • Admission decisions made after receipt of all required documentation
  • Final application deadline for all considerations: May 1
  • Orientation prior to first class meeting

School systems interested in on-site delivery of focus strands or similar professional development opportunities should be in contact with Kelly L. McFaden, Ph.D. ( for more information.

Program Highlights

  • Emphasis on research and teaching
  • Cohort program
  • Flexible program platform for working professionals (e.g., online and future possibility of site-based cohort)
  • 36-credit hour program completed in 5 semesters
  • Consists of three strands: research, curriculum and instruction, and a focus/advanced content area
  • Focus strands consist of online courses. Advanced content is online, hybrid, and/or face to face
  • Preparation for future doctoral program(s)
  • Candidates must pass the Curriculum and Instruction GACE prior to program completion


  • Fully online
  • Consistent evening schedule through fall, spring, and summer semesters
  • Full use of facility (library, etc) for M.Ed. students outside of class time - ID card access required

Value & Experience

  • In-state tuition eligibility - GA resident as of spring 2019
  • All tuition and fees are subject to approval by the GA Board of Regents
  • Affordable, focus-relevant courses
  • Courses led by both academic and active industry faculty
  • Cross-functional knowledge sharing and application
  • Preparation for future doctoral program(s)
  • The flexible degree program conforms to the expectations of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and graduates may be eligible for pay increases within their county

Please note: candidates must hold a professional certificate to upgrade and add the new field.

Program Contact

Reginia Samples
COE Graduate Office
106B Dunlap Hall, Dahlonega Campus

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