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Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The program is individualized to meet teachers’ personal professional goals. In Reflective Teaching, teachers define their goals and assess their current level of competence. In addition, the program is aligned with the National Board Certification. Requirements for the degree include a minimum of 36 hours and culminate in a lab digital portfolio. Students must satisfy graduation requirements stated in the Academic Regulations section of the Graduate Bulletin and programs found in the College of Education section. The university reserves the right to modify policies and programs of study by supplying students with written notices of changes.



Programme Structure

Program Requirements
  • Professional Education Requirements (12 hours)
  • Reflective Teaching
  • EDFN 7303 Intro to Research in Education (or approved discipline-based educational research course)
  • SCED 7304 Action Research Project
  • TCED 7301 Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Practice
  • Competence Requirements (12 – 15 hours)
Candidates are required to demonstrate competence in the areas listed below:
  • Competence to students and their learning (three); EDFN 7313 or EDFN 7330
  • Mastery of content and content pedagogy: see concentration
  • Managing and monitoring student learning (six): EDFN 7370 and TCED 7350 Integrating Technology in PK-12 Education
  • Required Concentration(s) (12 hours)
Candidates are required to complete a concentration of at least 12 hours in a content area, an area of education, or in an approved interdisciplinary area.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale), or
  • Grade point average of 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate courses, or
  • Grade point average of 3.0 in the content major, or
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0
  • Hold or be qualified to hold a valid teaching license

Tuition Fee

  • International

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    320 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Little Rock

  • 875 - 1320 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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