Curriculum and Instruction

Dedicated to Improving the Educational Experience for All Students

The Curriculum & Instruction program is designed for K-12 teachers who are committed to improving the learning outcomes for their students. The comprehensive, specialized curriculum and concentrations focus on the motivations behind learning and equip you with the tools to create and shape opportunities for effective learning. This program will offer you a broad and comprehensive understanding of the American education system, while preparing you to facilitate positive change in your classroom.

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A collection of articles and resources designed to help teachers like you determine if the University of Cincinnati Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education is the right path for your career goals.

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The comprehensive courses of the Curriculum and Instruction program are as rewarding as they are challenging. Gain the insight and necessary hands-on experience to enhance your teaching skills.

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  • Maria says:

    What are the specific requirements for the application of the online program?

  • Jeannie Rosa says:

    Hello Maria – The requirements to apply to our program are listed below:

    Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited program
    2 years of teaching experience
    3.0 GPA in your undergraduate degree
    The GRE is required for the Special Education and Educational Leadership programs however is optional for those seeking the Curriculum and Instruction program.

    If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact an Enrollment Advisor at 800-226-0075 and we would be happy to assist you!

  • Ray says:

    I have already 7 years teaching experience in secondary. I would like to apply the master program in curriculum studies, however my GPA is below 3,00. Can I apply the master online course? Thanks

  • Jeannie Rosa says:

    Hi Ray! It’s a pleasure to hear from you! You can apply to our program even though your GPA is below the 3.0 as long as you take the GRE. Please give me a call at 800-226-0075 so we can discuss your options. Looking forward to hearing from you!

  • carla says:

    Hi! I have been teaching for about 10 years. I would love to get my Masters, but with teaching full time, and very young chilren at home, I think online courses would be the best option for me. I see that you are NCATE accredited. I was wondering if the classes lead to licensure and a step up in pay scale. I know some online universities offer a masters, but do not offer it for licensure. I was also wondering, if I get my masters from you, and then in a few years I want to go locally to a college and work on my specialist or ed.d, will my masters be accepted?
    Thanks for your help, and sorry for such a long question.

  • Kyle Wallace says:

    Hi Carla – Our online program is designed for full time teachers with families like you in mind. We have no set log in times to make the program as flexible and convenient as possible! Licensure and changes in pay scale are always determined by individual states, so it is best to check with your department of education to make sure you get the best, most up-to-date information. In regards to how our program will fit for teaching in higher education, that will depend on local colleges and universities requirements. I will have an Enrollment Advisor follow up with you so that we can answer any additional questions that you may have.

  • Heather says:

    I have a bachelors degree in business and accounting, with a 3.2 GPA. I have completed 17 credit hours in a masters in teaching program, but I am looking for online course work. Do you have a program that will work for me? I do not have prior teaching experience.

  • Jeannie Rosa says:

    Hi Heather – It’s a pleasure to hear from you! We offer individual courses, but our program will not lead to a teaching license/degree. We would love the opportunity to discuss with you your options. If you have any additional questions or wish to discuss your options please contact us at 800-226-0075 and one of our Enrollment Advisors will be able to assist you.

  • Eunice says:

    When is the deadline of curriculum and instruction phd program?

  • Master of Education Admissions says:

    Hello Eunice – The University of Cincinnati does not offer a PhD program online currently. This program well help you earn a Master of Education. Please let us know if you have any further questions at 800-226-0075.

  • Patricio Saenz says:

    I’m interested in applying to your program. I am a high school teacher in an American School in Mexico. I hold a BA in Psychology from the Universidad de Monterrey. I was wondering on application requirements, procedures and the cost and duration of your program. Thanks! Patricio Saenz

  • Master of Education Admissions says:

    Hi Patricio – Thank you for getting in touch with us! Application requirements and procedures can be a little lengthy, and depend on the program that you are interested in. We have arranged for one enrollment advisors to follow-up with you so you can discuss the requirements and procedures as they pertain to your goals. As enrollment advisors we are here to assist you through the application process and answer any additional questions you have. In the meantime, if you have any additional questions please give us a call at 800-226-0075. We look forward to assisting you!

  • Brie says:

    I currently teach at a Head Start and hold a birth to age 5 teaching license but would like to teach at the elementary or middle school level. Will a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction allow me to achieve this goal?

  • Jeannie Rosa says:

    Hi Brie – It’s a pleasure to hear from you! Our program will help equip you with the skills needed to teach at the K-Grade 12 level. If you live in Ohio it will make you eligible for the endorsement to tag on to your current teaching certification. It will not, however, lead you towards earning your K-Grade 12 teaching certification. Please give me a call so we can discuss the program and your options together. I can be reached at 800-226-0075. I look forward to hearing from you!

  • Mrs. Moore says:

    Hi, I am not interested in a teaching degree and have no formal teaching experience, I am interested in online coursework to complete a Masters degree I started at another school. Can I still apply to the MEd Curriculum and Instruction program?

  • Jeannie Rosa says:

    Hi Mrs. Moore,

    Thank you for your post! Our program is a Master’s in Education in Curriculum & Instruction, and unfortunately, does not lead to obtaining a teaching certificate. Please contact our general number at 513-556-1100 and ask for the Early Childhood Department. If you have further questions please feel free to contact us at (800) 226-0075 and we will be happy to assist you!

  • Kelly Wegener says:

    I already have an MEd but would like to get an administrative license in Curriculum and Instruction. Would this program be a good fit or is there another online program through UC that would better fit my needs?


  • Pam Bush says:

    Hello Kelly, we do not offer an administrative license under the Curriculum & Instruction program. However, the Education Leadership program is geared toward students who would like to obtain principal licensure. Perhaps that program would be beneficial to you. Please feel free to contact us at (800)c226-0075 for further assistance.

  • Cassandra says:

    I have my certification to teach Mild Intervention classes; I was wondering if your special education Master’s Degree covers the Severe/Profound certification?

  • Hello Cassandra, thank you for your interest. Unfortunately, our program is specifically designed for mild to moderate licensure only. If we can be of any further assistance please feel free to reach out to us at 800-226-0075.

  • Shilpa says:

    Hi! I’ve been teaching kids language development through story telling. I’ve been doing this for a year, and I’d like to do my Masters. I don’t have a teacher’s degree, but I wonder what would be the best way to get my masters? I’m currently living in India,and would like to pursue my degree online. Thanks!

  • Tarrell says:

    Hi, I am a graduate of an accredited university with a bachelor’s in business administration. I have worked for over four years teaching a variety of subjects (in English) abroad. I am now considering a master’s in education and the curriculum and instruction program is of particular interest to me. I don’t have any formal certification and would be looking to gain that upon graduation with a master’s degree. Will I be able to enter the program without certification and if so, will I be on track to get certified when finished with the program? Alternatively, do you offer other master’s of education programs that lead to licensure?

    Thank you!

  • Johnathan says:

    I have a bachelor’s degree in history, but no teaching experience. Am I still able to enroll in the curriculum and instruction program at the University of Cincinnati, so I can eventually teach? I know it doesn’t give the teaching license, but will it allow me to sit for the praxis to get my license once I have the master’s degree?

  • Hi Tarrel, Thank you for you question. Most of our Curriculum and Instruction programs do not require you to hold a teaching certificate in order to be eligible; however, none of them are designed to make one eligible to earn a teaching certificate. Different states have different requirements for teaching certification, so it is best to contact the Department of Education for any states where you think you may like to teach in order to see what they require. Please give us a call at 800-226-0075 and an enrollment advisor can answer your questions more specifically.

  • Hi Shilpa, our Curriculum and Instruction general program does not require you to have a teaching degree or certificate in order to enter the program. That program is probably the best option for you, but one of our enrollment advisors will be happy to assist you in discussing your interests and the various programs we offer to determine which is the best fit for you. Please give us a call at 800-226-0075. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Hi Johnathan, Thank you for inquiring about the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program at the University of Cincinnati. Based on the information you have provided in the request it would be best to speak with you to obtain more information about educational background in order to determine if you meet all of the admissions requirements here at UC. I can advise you to contact the Department of Education in your state for specific requirements on the Praxis and the process for teaching licensure credentials. Please contact us at 800-226-0075 if you have any additional questions.

  • Susan says:

    Is the Curriculum and Instruction Degree recognized in NC and SC? Also, is it a licensure program?

  • Alejandra says:

    Hi, I’m mexican and I’m very interested on applying to this master, I dont know if the program accepts international students and what is the admission requirements, also I would like to know the tuition and fees

  • Hi Alejandra, thank you for contacting us regarding the Master’s in Education Distance Learning Program. It is possible for International students to be apply to the program; however, the admissions requirements depend on which one of our program you decide will help you meet academic and professional goals. Be advised that you may need to have your transcripts evaluated and complete the TOEFL if necessary. Please contact an Enrollment Advisor at 1-800-226-0075 to assist you further.

  • Hi Susan,
    Thanks for inquiring about the Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. The University of Cincinnati is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The online Master of Education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and meets the rigorous standards for the preparation of administrators approved by the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC).Graduates residing in states other than Ohio will need to contact the Department of Education in their state determine their state’s specific requirements for licensure. Please contact us at 1-800-226-0075 for more information.

  • Irene says:

    I am a 20 year high school teaching veteran. I have 100 graduate hours in education, history and literature. I would like to be able to use some of my courses and credits towards a masters. My GPA is over 3.5. Would that be possible in your program?

  • Bob luyfy says:

    I have a BS in exercise science. I would like to get a Masters in Education in order to reach and coach atvthe high school level. Please advise me on what is available at UC in order force to reach my goal. Thank you.

  • Hi Bob,

    Congratulations on making the decision to pursue your master’s degree in Education. We have an exciting assortment of programs that can assist you with your academic and professional goals. Please contact an Enrollment Advisor to discuss your options further at 1-800-226-0075.

  • Hi Irene,

    Thanks for sharing your educational background and for your interest in our distance learning program. We do in fact accept transfer credits from other universities, but we would need to know more about the courses you wish to transfer in to determine what courses, if any, are applicable towards our program. Please contact an Enrollment Advisor at 1-800-226-0075 to discuss the evaluation process for transferring credits from another institution.

  • Katie says:

    Hi, I am currently teaching at an international school in China, and would like to pursue my masters degree. Is the masters in curriculum and instruction wholly online, or are proctored tests at testing sites required? Would it be possible to complete the degree from overseas?

  • Thank you for inquiring about our Master’s in Education in Curriculum & Instruction Distant Learning Program. Our program is all online, and there are no campus visits. We have students that live overseas and participate in the program. Please give us a call so we can discuss the program together.

  • Kim says:

    I am a teacher assistant with an undergraduate degree. Does my TA experience count? I am interested in the Masters Ed C+I curriculm.

  • Hello Kim, thank you for contacting us. Our Master’s of Education program in Curriculum & Instruction recommends 2 years teaching experience but it is not required. Please contact us at 800-226-0075 to go over the admissions requirements for the program.

  • Lavina says:

    I am a Montessori teacher and have a preschool American Montessori Society license. However I am looking for moving into a traditional school system. I am interested in your Curriculum and Instruction program. I reside in Ohio and don’t have a state licensure. I am looking at starting ASAP. Could you guide me with the admission requirements as well as licensure procedures.

  • Hi Lavina, thank you for your inquiry. Please click here to view admission requirements. Please contact an Enrollment Advisor at 800-226-0075.