Ideal for those who already possess a teaching license and for professionals seeking additional credentials, our Master's in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment explores curriculum foundation, culturally responsive instruction and curriculum implementation and evaluation. The program culminates in two capstone courses covering curriculum design in context and research in curriculum. Course work was designed by practicing professionals and is offered in an online-only format.
The program can be completed in as little as two years. Current teachers not wishing to complete an entire Master of Education degree can take up to 9 credit hours as a non-degree seeking student.
Licensed educators and paraprofessionals are eligible to receive a 10% preferred tuition discount for all Teacher Education courses at CPS. Contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for details.
Total Degree Requirements: 30 credit hours
- Foundational course requirements: 18 credit hours
- Electives: 6 credit hours (students may choose two courses from pre-existing Education courses selected in consultation with their faculty advisor)
- Capstone course requirements: 6 credit hours
Double and Second Specializations Options
Students are encouraged to complete their M.Ed. degree with a double specialization. Requirements must be completed for each specialization selected, including all elective credits. Overlapping courses will be considered, though a minimum of 18 additional credits unique to the second specialization is required. Final requirements for the double specialization will be determined by your faculty advisor. Upon completion of all requirements, the degree and both specializations are posted to your official transcript and diploma.
Students who have already graduated with their M.Ed. degree and wish to return for a second specialization from the non-licensure program must begin by submitting an application for readmission. Upon readmission, all requirements must be completed for the second specialization, including all elective credits. Overlapping course work from the student's original degree/specialization will be considered, though a minimum of 18 credits unique to the second specialization is required. Additionally, courses taken more than six years prior to the date of readmission may not be accepted. Final requirements for the second specialization will be determined by your faculty advisor. Upon completion of all requirements, the second specialization is posted to your official transcript and a certificate for the second specialization is awarded to you.
Do you have questions about double or second specializations? Contact an admissions counselor for information.
Master's in Education Specializations
Foundational Courses (18 credit hours)
||Curriculum Foundations (required first course)
||Introduction to Educational Research
||Leadership and Coaching for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
||Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
||Curriculum Implementation and Evaluation
||Transformative Data and Assessment
|Degree Electives (6 credit hours)
|Students may choose 2 classes (6 credit hours) from pre-existing 600-level Education courses in consultation with their faculty advisor
Capstone Requirement (6 credit hours)
||Curriculum Design in Context (take before EDCI 610)
||Capstone: Action Research in Curriculum
|TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 30 credit hours
Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.
To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.
How to Apply
Take the next step in your Regis experience and connect with a Regis admissions counselor for information and assistance.
NOTE: Regis University’s Master of Education program is nationally accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). The states of Arkansas and Kentucky do not recognize this accreditation. Please call your state council on higher education to get more details.
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR APPLICATION AND ADMISSION
Applicants seeking a master's degree from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
- Application: Completed graduate application form
- Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
- Submit official degree-bearing transcript a U.S. regionally accredited institution. Download the transcript request form.
- Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on degree-bearing transcript with option of supplying additional course work transcripts
- Critical analysis essay
- Current resume (optional)
- One recommendation from your principal, a colleague or supervisor who knows your work in a professional setting
- Criminal background check: Applicants must have a $45 background check in order to complete their online application. View and print the instructions and disqualifying offenses documents to get started.
- Copy of current teaching license
- Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
- Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed
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*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.
2014-2015 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2014 - August 25, 2014
||Estimated Total Program Cost
||Credit Hours Required
||Cost per Credit Hour
||Estimated Fees for Program
Directed study costs $475 per credit hour.
Please note: Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.
Licensed educators and paraprofessionals are eligible to receive a 10% preferred tuition discount for teacher education courses at CPS. Contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for details.