Trinity’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.) is designed for educators and education professionals who are passionate about transforming schools, school systems, and education programs. This degree prepares education personnel for leadership roles that include increased responsibilities in research, instructional design, and program evaluation.

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is a 36-credit hour program. Students have the opportunity to focus their program of study by choosing one of three concentrations. Students in all concentrations participate in an individualized capstone research project through which they can apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout their coursework.

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Degree Level: Graduate
Degree Type: M.Ed.
School: School of Education
Format: Evening/Weekend
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Trinity’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.) is designed for educators and education professionals who are passionate about transforming schools, school systems, and education programs. This degree prepares education personnel for leadership roles that include increased responsibilities in research, instructional design, and program evaluation.

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is a 36-credit hour program. Students have the opportunity to focus their program of study by choosing one of three concentrations. Students in all concentrations participate in an individualized capstone research project through which they can apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout their coursework.

Choose from Three Concentrations

Social Justice

Serve as an advocate for students in Kindergarten-12 education, particularly in urban environments. Learn how to improve the quality of education for all students with an interdisciplinary perspective, while addressing social inequalities within educational systems associated with gender, ethnicity, social class, and varying abilities.

You’ll take the following courses (click for descriptions):

EDCI 611 Role of Social, Economic, and Political Systems in Education
EDCI 612 Conflict Management and Resolution
EDCI 650 Global and Ethical Perspectives

Designed for:

  • K-12 Teacher
  • Early Childhood Center Director
  • Educators for Libraries, Museums, Parks and Recreation
  • Business, Industry, and Non-Profit Education Trainer

Literacy and Reading Education

For certified classroom teachers to pursue advanced study in the teaching of reading. Extend your learning in literacy through coursework on developing lessons, designing interventions, and assessing student needs focused on reading.

You’ll take the following courses (click for descriptions):

EDCI 652 Literacy Issues in Urban Education
EDTE 611 Literacy Development Across the Curriculum
EDTE 627 Literacy Assessment and Instruction for Emergent and Early Readers

Designed for:

  • K-12 Teacher
  • Literacy Coach
  • Literacy Program Director

Education Policy and Leadership

Prepare for leadership in schools or organizations (such as school districts, federal and state agencies, and non-profits). Gain the knowledge and skills needed to critique current standards and use data analysis and evidence to implement education policies and programs to support teachers and impact the future of education.

Trinity also offers a post-graduate certificate in Education Policy and Leadership – and all credits can be transferred towards the M.Ed.!

You’ll take the following courses (click for descriptions):

EDCI 651 Education Leadership
EDCI 657 Education Law & Policy
EDCI 658 Politics & Education Policy

Designed for:

  • School System Administration
  • Principals of Charter, Private, and Parochial Schools
  • Educational Nonprofit Leadership
  • Director of Education Policy
  • Education Policy Analyst

This 36-credit hour M.Ed. programs prepares transformative education leaders for increased responsibilities in research, instructional design, and program evaluation.

Core Courses

Whichever concentration you choose, the Master of Education degree includes core curriculum including:

EDCI 653 Current Issues in Urban Education
EDCI 654 Curriculum and Program Design
EDCI 656 Principles of Educational Assessment and Evaluation

Experienced Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.) Faculty

Accreditation

Approved by the DC State Education Agency, Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), and meet requirements for state certification.

Accredited by Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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