Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) is for students with teaching experience, or for students who wish to eventually pursue doctoral study. This non-licensure, hybrid degree provides the opportunity to establish a foundation in contemporary theory and issues of curriculum and instruction, and to build upon that foundation with electives and specialized concentrations of study that leverage the expertise of faculty in the Teaching, Curriculum, and Society department. 


At a Glance

Number of courses

10 courses, for a total of 30 credits.

Program length

Full time students typically finish in 1–1.5 years.

Start dates

Fall, spring, and summer semesters.


At its core, the C&I Master of Education familiarizes students with various ways to understand and evaluate school curricula, and to consider how teaching practices linked to those curricula can be oriented toward equity and social justice. This hybrid, non-licensure program offers various concentrations in the areas of Catholic Education; Disability, Special Education, and Inclusion; and Multilingual Literacy, provide the opportunity to develop expertise in areas critical to contemporary school contexts. 


  • Courses: 10
  • Credits: 30


Please note: This curriculum is for the 2023-2024 academic year. 


Concentrations in Catholic Education

Our concentrations in Catholic Education allow interested students to focus on important issues specific to Catholic education, including teaching in urban contexts and working with exceptional learners.


Concentrations in Disability, Special Education, and Inclusion

Our concentrations in Special Education allow interested students to focus on broad issues of special education, exceptional learners, and inclusion by design, as well as working specifically with autistic and deafblind students. 


Concentrations in Multilingual Literacy

Our concentrations in multilingual literacy allow interested students to focus on areas of education that reflect the linguistic diversity of schools and classrooms, including teaching English learners and TESOL.



National ranking for Curriculum and Instruction program


Financial Aid

Education should level the playing field. We feel the same way about financial aid.

The Lynch School of Education and Human Development provides more than $11.4 million in financial aid to students each year. As a result, the quality of BC’s instruction, the benefit of our alumni network, and the impact a BC degree will have on your employment options is both affordable and invaluable. 



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Application & Deadlines

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A non-refundable application fee of $75 is required. The fee is waived for select applicants.


Spring 2024

Priority Deadline - November 1
Rolling Admission - Until Dec 1

Summer 2024

Priority Deadline - January 4
Rolling Admission - Until April 5

Fall 2024

Priority Deadline - January 4
Rolling Admission - Until July 15


To be uploaded to your online application.

In addition to your academic history and relevant volunteer and/or work experience, please include any licenses currently held, any social justice-related experience, any language skills other than English, and any research experience or publications.

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online application.

In 1,000-1,500 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required, with at least one preferably coming from an academic source. Applicants may submit one additional recommendation of their choice.


Transcripts from all college/university study are required.

Applicants who have received degrees from institutions outside the United States should view the "International Students" section for additional credential evaluation requirements.

Please begin your online application before submitting your transcripts. Details on how to submit transcripts and international credential evaluations can be found within the application. In order to ensure your transcript reaches our office, it is important to review and follow the instructions.

Standardized Tests

GRE scores are not required. If you wish to send GRE scores, the Lynch School GRE code is 3218.

Please view the "International Students" section for information on English Proficiency test requirements.

Writing Sample

Not required.

International Students

Applicants who have completed a degree outside of the United States must have a course-by-course evaluation of their transcript(s) completed by an evaluation company approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Submission of falsified documents is grounds for denial of admission or dismissal from the University.

Applicants who are not native speakers of English and who have not received a degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction must also submit a TOEFL or IELTS test result that meets the minimum score requirement.

Please click the link below for full details on these requirements.

Requirements for International Students

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