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Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed.

36 Credits  |   Main Campus

Licensed teachers can pursue an advanced degree with concentrations in social justice, literacy and reading education, education policy and leadership, and coaching and supervision.

Trinity’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.) is designed for educators and education professionals who are passionate about transforming schools, school systems, and education programs. This degree prepares education personnel for leadership roles that include increased responsibilities in research, instructional design, and program evaluation.

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is a 36-credit hour program. Students have the opportunity to focus their program of study by choosing one of four concentrations: Education Policy and Leadership, Literacy and Reading, Social Justice, and Leadership in Coaching and Supervision. Students in all concentrations participate in an individualized capstone research project through which they can apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout their coursework.

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Social Justice

Earn an advanced degree in education with a focus in social justice.

Serve as an advocate for students in Kindergarten-12 education, particularly in urban environments. Learn how to improve the quality of education for all students with an interdisciplinary perspective, while addressing social inequalities within educational systems associated with gender, ethnicity, social class, and varying abilities.

Designed for:

  • K-12 Teacher
  • Early Childhood Center Director
  • Educators for Libraries, Museums, Parks and Recreation
  • Business, Industry, and Non-Profit Education Trainer

Literacy and Reading Education

Earn an advanced degree in education with a focus in literacy and reading education.

For certified classroom teachers to pursue advanced study in the teaching of reading. Extend your learning in literacy through coursework on developing lessons, designing interventions, and assessing student needs focused on reading.

Designed for:

  • K-12 Teacher
  • Literacy Coach
  • Literacy Program Director

Education Policy and Leadership

Earn an advanced degree in education with a focus in education policy and leadership.

Prepare for leadership in schools or organizations (such as school districts, federal and state agencies, and non-profits). Gain the knowledge and skills needed to critique current standards and use data analysis and evidence to implement education policies and programs to support teachers and impact the future of education.

Trinity also offers a post-graduate certificate in Education Policy – and all credits can be transferred towards the M.Ed.!

Designed for:

  • School System Administration
  • Principals of Charter, Private, and Parochial Schools
  • Educational Nonprofit Leadership
  • Director of Education Policy
  • Education Policy Analyst

Leadership in Coaching and Supervision

Earn and advanced degree in education with a focus in coaching and supervision.

Designed for the experienced educator seeking leadership in their school or district. This track is intended to sharpen the knowledge and skills required to coach and supervise teachers as they refine their approaches to developing a positive cultural environment, designing and implementing effective instructional strategies, crafting purposeful assessments and using data to inform practice, and differentiating to meet diverse student needs.

Designed for:

  • K-12 Teacher
  • School Administrator

Education Policy

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Education Administration

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