MEd: Secondary Education /
Curriculum & Instruction
Master of Education in Secondary Education, emphasis in Curriculum & Instruction

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Building a Career

The Master of Education in Secondary Education degree program provides a range of opportunities for practicing teachers and other educators to develop their unique skills in order to increase teachers’ impact on students. This degree has been developed to build a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, and understanding for dedicated experienced professionals. This program is founded on a deep respect for practicing educators and is committed to strengthening and renewing their teaching through a process of increasing knowledge and professional capacity, self-evaluation and reflection on their own practice.

We seek to foster teachers who care deeply about students, create appropriate learning environments, and develop their own skills in order to nurture the greatest human potential in each learner. The graduate of this program will have a deep commitment to the professional education community, a focused association with the school community and a strong connection to educational research.

Master of Education (MEd)

First Semester Enrollment:

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Master of Education: Secondary Education with Emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction

The M.Ed. with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction is designed for graduate students who wish to further their competencies as teacher or curriculum specialist or instructional leaders.

Required Core requirements
Students are required to complete the following courses within the first 15 hours of study
TCH ED 6010Examining History, Community And Social Justice In Education3
TCH ED 6020Teacher Action, Advocacy And Leadership3
ED PSY 6030Instruction, Learning And Assessment3
Curriculum and Instruction Core
SEC ED 6415The Secondary School Curriculum3
SEC ED 6416Curriculum Construction For Secondary Schools3
SEC ED 6420The Improvement Of Secondary School Teaching3
Specialization Areas (Optional) 6
Same as above
Students can elect hours in their teaching field or other areas such as: Character Education, Assessment, or Problems courses.
Required Research Course
TCH ED 6909Teacher Action Research I (Take semester prior to Teacher Action Research Capstone, TCH ED 6910.)3
Action Research Capstone Course
Students must enroll in ther capstone course during their last semester and after completing Teacher Research. TCH ED 6909.
TCH ED 6910Teacher Action Research Capstone 13
Total Hours30


This course is not offered in summer sessions.

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Gayle A. Wilkinson, Ed.D.
Founders Professor

Gayle A. Wilkinson received her Ed.D. in Secondary Education/ Teacher Development and M.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her undergraduate degree (BA) was in Biology with teacher certification from Olivet Nazarene University. Before becoming a teacher she was a rese...