Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction

The graduate programs in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction are designed for elementary, middle, and high school teachers, who want to assume more responsibility and larger leadership roles while continuing a career in the classroom. These programs are designed to help teachers enhance the learning and development of students while addressing state and federal standards in the areas of curriculum, assessment, and instruction. We offer master’s degrees (M.Ed. and M.S.), which can be completed entirely online or through a blend of online and on-campus courses. We also offer an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree, which provides a cohesive program of professional development beyond the master’s level.

The MEd degree requires a minimum of 33 credits and can be completed online or through a blend of online and on-campus courses.

The EdS degree is available for students who have completed a master’s degree in an education field, is individually designed with an advisor, and requires a minimum of 30 semester hours beyond the master’s. Candidates must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in professional education coursework at the 500- and/or 600-level at the University of Maine. Students also are required to complete a capstone experience, such as an action research project or internship.

Degrees offered: EdS, MEd

Program Format: Blended, Online

Application deadline: Rolling with Priority deadlines. Applications may continue to be reviewed after these dates, but acceptance may be deferred to the following semester: For Fall Admission: May 1 For Spring Admission: Oct 1 For Summer Admission: March 1

Test Required: None

Contact: Rebecca Buchanan

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