Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Graduate online program offered by the College of Education

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to enhance knowledge and expertise by combining theoretical perspectives and research-based practices. Offering seven specialization options, this 30-hour graduate program can be completed fully online.

Graduates of the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program gain an understanding of the relevance of research and theory to practice while also becoming agents of change in their school communities. 

UNT’s expert faculty provide educators with the knowledge and skills to understand major theories of curriculum and instruction both within and beyond the state curriculum.

Join the University of North Texas College of Education to gain expertise and become a leader through mentoring, curriculum development, and professional development.

Benefits of this Program

  • Earn a Master's Degree — online courses offered every semester!
  • Increase your options and competitive edge in the workforce with your completion of the specializations of the degree program.

How it works

  • The 30-hour Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction requires four departmental core courses (12 hours), and four courses (12 hours) within the specialization area and six hours of electives (selected in consultation with advisor).
  • Online course schedule rotates throughout fall, summer, and spring with many courses offered each semester — allowing you to easily fit the courses offered to your personal schedule.
  • There are seven specialization fully within the department including Bilingual Education, Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language Education, Literacy Education and Mathematics Education. Other specializations also are offered with classes from across the university in instructional technologies, social studies and more.


  • Jeannette Ginther
  • Dan Krutka
  • Karthigeyan Subramaniam
  • Amanda E. Vickery