University of Cincinnati

Curriculum & Instruction

University of Cincinnati’s Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction allows individuals to seek their master’s degree while enhancing their own knowledge and understanding of the American education system. Teachers gain the components of politics, economics, and research while elevating their role as knowledge generators and creators of the classroom. Additionally, the General Studies program prepares teachers to make positive changes in their classrooms, schools, and communities.


The Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction Gifted & Talented program focuses on the issues of teaching and learning from the perspective of the practicing classroom teacher who is interested in teaching and/or designing programs for gifted and talented students. Students are provided with the knowledge, skills, and experiences needed to enhance student learning, and to increase their effectiveness as teachers and leaders in the field of gifted and talented education. The program addresses research, theory, and best practices related to removing barriers to student achievement, learning environment, school culture, and educational reform. Translating theory into practice is a primary emphasis. The MEd Gifted program is designed to produce educators who will identify and resolve common and potential legal/ethical issues related to gifted and talented education. A Graduate Certificate option is also available.

PK-12 Reading Instruction

University of Cincinnati’s PK-12 Reading Instruction Graduate Certificate program ensures that licensed teachers receive the knowledge and skills needed to support students at differing stages of literacy development as well as from differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Teachers enrolled in the this program will be prepared to use a wide variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading instruction and to offer key strategies to create a literate environment that fosters reading and writing. The program is designed to address the social, cultural and linguistic factors that contribute to a student\’s reading and writing development.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

The University of Cincinnati Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program is accessible and attractive to educators working in formal and informal settings interested in integrating mathematics, science, technology, and engineering concepts to enhance learning across the curriculum. It prepares educators to design integrated and project based learning experiences and develops a framework for thinking about the role of STEM subjects in a democratic society. A Graduate Certificate option is also available.

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages)

University of Cincinnati’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Graduate Certificate program is geared toward individuals who are licensed in single or multiple subject areas and are interested in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). The program is designed to meet the national TESOL standards. The aim of the program is to prepare theoretically informed and practically equipped, caring, committed, and competent ESL teachers, curriculum developers and consultants, and program administrators for domestic K-12 public and private schools.

Educational Leadership

An Educational Leadership degree is about options. Many teachers love the classroom and working directly with students, but know that they can do more. This program will help them become a better teacher and make a greater impact in the lives of students. Teachers who graduate from this program leave promoting a positive school and community culture, providing an effective instructional program, and applying best practice to student learning.

Special Education

University of Cincinnati’s Master of Education in Special Education is designed to aid teachers who are interested in enhancing the lives of all individuals with special needs through education, community awareness, and ecologically based service delivery. These teachers are dedicated to meeting the needs of students and understand the call for an educational program to differentiate itself.