Graduate students working in a classroom

Our Accelerated Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction is also known as Curriculum and Design for Innovative Educators. The program develops leaders in educational settings including teaching, curriculum theory, curriculum development, and related areas of research for public/private schools.

Core coursework includes: (1) research methods to advance practice, and (2) curriculum theory and practice. We place emphasis on developing your knowledge and skills with collaboration across school and community contexts, and with responsive design to ensure optimal development of the whole child.

The program includes 30 graduate credits with many online and hybrid courses for your convenience during the fall, spring and summer. Along with 2 required courses, you pick 6 courses from your area(s) of specialization, and 2 electives.

Areas of Specialization (Course Sequences)

You can choose your area(s) of specialization in consultation with your advisor, allowing coursework to be aligned with your interests and professional goals.

Near the end of the program, generally during your last semester, you will defend an ePortfolio of your coursework. Your advisor will guide you through this process.

Upon completion, you can gain additional endorsements through transcript review with the Vermont Agency of Education.

Contact Us

crclmins@uvm.edu
802.656.1410

Department of Education
University of Vermont
533 Waterman Building
Burlington, Vermont 05405

Smling students

Apply Now

Application Information

Deadlines

  • March 1 - Fall or Summer Admittance
  • October 1 - Spring Admittance

Personal Statement

This should include an aspect of practice that you are interested in studying throughout the duration of the program.

Required Scores

All applicants must submit one of the following scores to be considered for admission:

  • GRE General
  • Passing VT Praxis II
  • Equivalent Teacher Examination Scores from another state (e.g. Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure, MTEL)