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UVM is recognized as one of the Best Graduate Schools of Education by U.S. News & World Report

UVM's M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction develops innovative leaders in teaching, curriculum theory, curriculum development, and related areas of research for public and private schools as well as other educational settings. Graduates can apply for additional licensure endorsements through transcript review with the Vermont Agency of Education.

Online Coursework for Your Convenience

Complete all coursework online, with the exception of select field-based coursework for students interested in our Education for Sustainability specialization. 

Courses are offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The program includes 30 graduate credits (12 core credits and 18 credits of electives) emphasizing development of knowledge and skills related to educational justice, building criticality to transform education, centering humanistic pedagogies, and building a reflective practice.

Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP)

UVM undergraduate students can save time and money by beginning Curriculum & Instruction M.Ed. coursework early through our Accelerated Master's Pathway. 

Core Courses (12 credits)

  • EDLP 6200 (320) Collaborative Consultation
  • EDCI 6310 (331) Society, Stress, & the Brain
  • EDCI 6210 (321) Learning, Design, & Technology
  • EDFS 6550 (355) Applied Data Analysis for Decision Making or EDRM 6300 Applied Educational Research

Specialization Tracks (18 credits)

Choose an area of specialization or craft an individually designed program of study aligned with your interests and goals.


The program culminate with a capstone portfolio showcasing your learning and the impact of coursework on your professional practice. The portfolio is presented to a small committee of enthusiastic and supportive program faculty as a final comprehensive exam. 

  • Molly Rolfe and her dog on a Vermont mountain summit.

    Success Spotlight: Molly Rolfe G'22

    “I love my school community, and I am excited to apply what I learned in the Curriculum and Instruction master’s program to my teaching practice," says Swanton Elementary School Teacher Molly Rolfe. "I loved being a student again, especially with professors who truly cared about their students. The program was well thought out with valuable content that all educators need to know.”

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Application Information


  • May 1 - Fall or Summer admittance
  • December 1 - Spring admittance

Personal Statement: Please include an area of practice or specialization that you are interested in studying throughout the duration of the program.

International Students: UVM is not able to issue an immigration document for participation in this program.


Information Sessions (Online)

Connect with our faculty and staff at an online information session.

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Email if you have questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

“Learning was social, professors were approachable, and the dialogue between students in and out of the classroom was inspiring.” - Hannah Luce G'20

>> Read Hannah's story