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Teachers InspireThe University of Vermont's Master's Degree (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction develops innovative leaders in educational settings including teaching, curriculum theory, curriculum development, and related areas of research for public/private schools.

*Applications for 2021/22 are currently suspended while we reconfigure the curriculum. For questions and updates, please email

*NOTE: This program is not to be confused with the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) licensure programs in Secondary and Middle Level Education which are open and accepting applications. 

“Learning was social, professors were approachable, and the dialogue between students in and out of the classroom was inspiring. Coursework at UVM challenged me to examine issues involving equity and access.” Hannah Luce (G'20)  >> Read Hannah's story

Core coursework includes research methods to advance your practice. We emphasize developing your knowledge and skills with collaboration across school and community contexts, including responsive design to ensure optimal development of the whole child.

The M.Ed. includes 30 graduate credits with many online and hybrid courses for your convenience during the fall, spring, and summer.

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. Click on each specialization (sequence) to learn more. Many classes are online or hybrid format, and some course sequences are entirely online.

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Educational Technology

School Library Media Science

Middle Level Education

Reading and Literacy

In addition to your area of concentration, you will complete four core courses. 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.

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Phone: 802.656.2936

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

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Application Information

*Applications for 2021 are suspended as we reconfigure the program.


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

Personal Statement

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