Become a Leader in Curriculum Implementation & Evaluation

This program is designed for learners seeking a graduate degree and career in the specialty of curriculum, instruction and assessment.
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M.Ed. Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

Degree Overview

Ideal for those who already possess a teaching license and for professionals seeking additional credentials, our Master's in Education 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 Regis. 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

Second Specializations Options

Second Specialization
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 Areas:
  • Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • Reading

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Program Requirements

Foundational Courses (18 credit hours)

EDCI 600  Curriculum Foundations (required first course)
EDRS 641 Introduction to Educational Research
EDCI 601 Leadership and Coaching for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
EDCI 602  Culturally Responsive Pedagogy 
EDCI 604  Curriculum Implementation and Evaluation 
EDCI 605 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)

EDCI 609 Curriculum Design in Context (take before EDCI 610)
EDCI 610  Capstone: Action Research in Curriculum 

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

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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.


Applicants seeking a master's degree from Regis University must possess a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
  • Complete the online graduate application
  • Application fee: $50.00 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
  • Personal statement (instructions to upload the document are included within the online application)
  • Current resume (optional)
  • One recommendation from your principal, a colleague or supervisor who knows your work in a professional setting
  • 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

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Spring 2016 January 11, 2016 December 7, 2015
Fall 2016 August 22, 2016 July 25, 2016

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.


2015-2016 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2015

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $14,300
30 $475 $50
Online $14,300
30 $475 $50

Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information. Click here for information regarding student parking fees.

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.