University of Vermont

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2010-11 Online Catalogue

Curriculum and Instruction (Master of Education)


The Curriculum and Instruction master's program is designed to develop leadership in such educational settings as teaching, curriculum theory, curriculum development, and related areas of research for elementary and secondary public and private school settings. Areas of focus within the M. Ed., in addition to those described in detail below, include elementary or secondary education, information technology, and health/physical education. The program is also appropriate for those with instructional roles in human services agencies.

Programs are developed to provide a comprehensive background in fields basic to instruction and curriculum development as well as the application of that knowledge to a specialized field. They include courses aimed at the examination and improvement of instructional practices in elementary and secondary schools, and understanding of curriculum theory and the application of curriculum development. Opportunities for independent study and research are encouraged in all specializations.

Inquiries regarding these programs should be addressed to C & I Support ( or (802) 656-3356.

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Work at the graduate level draws upon other divisions of the University, thus enabling the College to develop strong programs of professional education which include academic offerings in the various teaching fields in elementary and secondary education. Degree concentrations, in addition to those listed below, can be developed on an interdisciplinary basis responding to student strengths and needs.

Courses in professional education include: 207, 209, 211, 217, 218, 225, 226, 227, 228, 241, 244, 245, 248, 256, 257, 259, 261, 270, 271, 321, 333, and 343.