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Master’s Degrees | M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction

Online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Education

Many people have a story about a teacher whose enthusiasm and engaging methods sparked an interest in a subject. Perhaps that was in practical and intriguing applications of mathematics, characters and adventures that leapt off the page, or a history lesson that extended beyond the facts.

You started an education career with this goal in mind—to empower your students and nurture a lifelong love of learning. The University of Mississippi’s online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on Elementary Education, expands your approach to teaching through research-based techniques and current classroom theory to provide a more in-depth perspective.

Geared toward current education professionals, this online elementary education degree combines 30 credit hours of flexible online coursework with 45 clock hours of field-based learning to prepare you to captivate the K-6 classroom and promote successful learning outcomes across all students. Students graduating from this program will earn a master’s degree in Elementary K-6.

About the Online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

As an experienced educator, you often think about how you can spark interest in your students and get them excited about the next lesson. In this occupation, you’re increasingly expected to not only lead and direct learning outcomes but foster success among a diverse student population.

The Ole Miss online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction supplies you with the tools to uplift and accommodate your students and develop stronger curricula based on achievements.

Our program blends pedagogy, methodology, and classroom theory to:

  • Address and examine the challenges of today’s diverse and rapidly changing educational environment and will equip you with the skills to serve all learners,
  • Help you craft, deliver, and evaluate lessons and programs,
  • Examine teaching practices and curriculum development methods in relation to current research,
  • Supply you with the knowledge to launch new programs encouraging literacy and academic achievement among students and to facilitate professional enrichment among staff, and
  • Allows you to develop a more comprehensive understanding of all students within their communities to not only create curriculum suited to their needs but to encourage stronger learning outcomes and shepherd your whole classroom to success.

Online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Curriculum

The Ole Miss S​chool of Education​ structures the online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction to be completed in five semesters. Our esteemed faculty teach all online courses, which use an asynchronous format to fit into your busy schedule. Along with all online coursework, you’ll complete 45 clock hours of field-based learning opportunities as well as illustrate the culmination of your knowledge with a capstone project during your final semester.

Completion of the M.Ed. does not lead to initial licensure for programs in the Department of Teacher Education.

Review the program’s structure and list of courses

During this comprehensive, rigorous, and rewarding program, you’ll:

  • Examine advanced learning theories and education practices rooted in psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, and critical theories;
  • Gain stronger curriculum development and evaluation and test-conducting techniques;
  • Learn to meet students’ diverse needs through instruction, considering content, learning processes, learning profile, and student readiness;
  • Cultivate stronger leadership skills to nurture and advocate for your students and promote a school environment encouraging growth among students and staff;
  • Acquire skills for researching and testing elementary education curriculum, including literacy;
  • Explore issues, purposes, and techniques involved in teaching elementary-level social studies and mathematics; and
  • Learn pedagogical methods to encourage wellness and physical activity within your classroom and the student body as a whole.

Careers in Elementary Education

Educators strive to make a difference through their classrooms. The students you inspire today will feel the drive to keep learning, an attitude doesn’t just get them through the year but shapes their entire educational path and assists in the discovery of their personal selves, life goals, and careers.
Built upon this pathway, the Ole Miss School of Education designed the online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Learning to develop distinguished, inspiring, and compassionate educators who view the curriculum not simply as a series of lessons but as opportunities to engage students, ignite personal interest, and find success in and outside of the classroom.

With 4% more elementary educators needed between 2019 and 2029,​ according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, being the guiding force behind an inclusive, supportive learning environment is more essential than ever.

Make a More Meaningful Impact in the Classroom with an Online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Ole Miss

Invigorate your lessons and take them to the next level by earning an online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Ole Miss. If you have any questions, reach out to our Program Contact William J. Sumrall today at sumrall@olemiss.edu or by phone (662) 915-5310.