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 (Non-Licensure)

Degree Overview

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
Double Specialization
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.

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 Specializations:

Program Requirements

Foundational Courses (18 credit hours)

EDCI 600  Curriculum Foundations (required first course)
EDCI 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 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
  • 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, consent for background check 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

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Starts Application Deadline
Summer 2014 May 5, 2014 April 7, 2014
Fall 2014 August 25, 2014 July 28, 2014

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


Regis University Tuition: M.Ed. Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Non-Licensure)

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $14,325 30 $475 $75
Online $14,325 30 $475 $75

Directed study costs $475 per credit hour

Please note: Additional fees may apply to Regis University students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.