Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

with Technology, Autism or Specialized Study Emphasis


Program Details

The Master of Education (M. Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction at City University of Seattle was designed with utmost flexibility for today's networked teaching professional. You'll learn current, research-based methodologies so you can increase student learning and improve classroom practices. The program offers best practices for personal learning and evaluation, multicultural perspectives and globalized learning, family and community engagement, and individualized instruction.

You may work with our program coordinator to create your own specialized focus area, receive personalized help in pursuing National Board certification, or complete one of the following emphasis areas:

  • technology - offering technology services to students, and utilizing technology to bolster teaching and learning initiatives
  • autism - creating an environment that supports high-quality, individualized learning opportunities and services to exceptional students and their families
  • specialized study - enables students to complete 24 credits from all MED programs to customized learning, meeting their needs.

Flexible, Online Learning Options

CityU of Seattle's M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is a performance based program, which means you control how you demonstrate mastery of specified learning outcomes, often using your own classroom as a basis for learning. When you finish each block, an outcomes evaluator will use detailed rubrics to review your artifacts and provide feedback. Program completion typically takes around 7 quarters, but you can finish in as few as four quarters or up to four years.

You can complete the program with a cohort online or through mixed-mode – a mix of onsite and online courses. Or, if you are coming to CityU with a lot of work experience in education, and are highly motivated, you can complete this program by taking the individualized performance-based pathway. Regardless of how students decide to complete their MAED, all students will share the same benefit of having experienced faculty, small class sizes, and personalized attention. Connect with an advisor to learn more.

Where CityU Can Take You

Position yourself to become a mentor teacher, curriculum specialist or department head, or pursue National Board certification with individualized support from CityU's board certified instructors. You'll benefit from Washington Education Association's Jump Start and Home Stretch Seminars while earning 18 credits toward your degree. If you're looking for valuable guidance, feedback and assessment preparation throughout the process, get your master's degree in curriculum and instruction with National Board support from CityU.

Get Started Today!

Your bachelor's degree and active teaching certificate qualify you to apply to CityU's M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program. Contact our advisors to start planning your career advancement today.
Graduate Foundation Core (18)
ECU 501
ECU 502
ECU 503
Master Thesis Project (3)
ECU 601

Emphasis Requirements (24)

Curriculum and Instruction Emphasis (24)
ECU 542
ECU 552
ECU 561
ECU 562
Technology Emphasis (24)
A laptop is a requirement of the MEd C&I Technology Emphasis program.
TCI 501
TCI 502
TCI 503
TCI 504
Autism Emphasis (24)
ESP 544
ESP 546
ESP 551
ESP 554
ESP 555
ESP 557
Specialized Study (24)
Consists of courses taken to equal 13 credits in a specific focus/content area. Coursework may be completed through independent study and/or current course offerings and may be developed for an organizational setting. Coursework must be approved by Program Coordinator.

Why Should I become a National Board Certified Teacher?

National Board Certification is the highest symbol of professional teaching excellence. Those who gain certification have met rigorous standards through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review. The rewards include: recognition of your achievement, positive effects on student learning, financial incentives and career advancement in many school districts, and the satisfaction of knowing you were judged by your peers as one who is accomplished in your field.

Is this program for me?

If you are a certified teacher and wish to prepare for your National Board Certification, CityU's support program can help you be successful. This program runs congruently with CityU's Master of Education Program so you can earn your M.Ed. while receiving valuable support for completing your National Board entries. Our support includes approximately 50 hours of facilitation coordinated with WEA's Jump Start and Home Stretch Sessions. You will also earn 18 Graduate level credits which directly apply to Master of Education Degree.

The Orientation takes place at CityU's Seattle campus and multiple support groups will meet in-person at various locations throughout WA State, all lead by Board Certified Instructors. Support includes valuable guidance throughout the process, feedback, and assessment preparation.

Where can I get more information?

For further questions, please contact the K-12 Instructional Master of Education Program Director, Krissy Jones at 206.239.4831.