Master of Education (M.Ed./C.A.E.S.) in Curriculum and Instruction

Master of Education (M.Ed./C.A.E.S.) in Curriculum and Instruction

For students with teaching experience, the Curriculum and Instruction program provides the opportunity to explore new areas of interest, deepen their understanding of curricular and instructional design, and evolve their teaching careers.


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.


This program prepares teachers to become familiar with different ways to conceptualize a school curriculum, and to consider how school curricula and pedagogical practices can be structured to promote social justice and democratic citizenship.


  • Courses: 10
  • Credits: 30


Students will choose an additional 4 Curriculum & Instruction courses (3 credits each) with the help of their advisor. 

Course Course Title Credit

Theories of Instruction

This course provides an in-depth review of modern instructional models classified into selected families with regard to perception of knowledge, the learner, curriculum, instruction, and evaluation. Each student will be asked to survey models in his/her own field(s) and to select, describe, and defend a personal theory in light of today's educational settings based upon personal experiences, reflection on current research, and contemporary issues central to the education of all learners.


Curriculum Theories and Practice

This course asks teachers to analyze the philosophical underpinnings of educational practices and examine their own philosophies of education to construct meaning and practice from the interplay between their beliefs and alternative theories. Designed for individuals advanced in their professional development.



Students will select 4 electives (3 credits each) with the help of their advisor. 

For more information about the Comprehensive Exam for the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, please review the document below. 

Comprehensive Exam for M.Ed. in C&I

Course Course Title Credit

Master's Comprehensive Exam

In order to ensure that all students graduating from the master's program have a fundamental understanding of their coursework and the field, they are required to take a comprehensive examination covering the broad areas of the core courses. 




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 $8.4 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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  • Fourth Grade Teacher
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  • High School History Teacher
  • Director of Exhibits
  • Court Procedures Attorney
  • First Grade Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Mathematics Instructor
  • School Principal & ELL Coordinator


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  • Concord-Carlisle Regional School District
  • Museum of Science
  • Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Needham Public Schools
  • Steppingstone Foundation
  • North Attleborough Public Schools




Application & Deadlines

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


Spring 2023

Priority Deadline - November 1
Rolling Admission - Until Dec 1

Summer 2023

Priority Deadline - January 4
Rolling Admission - Until April 5

Fall 2023

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

Submitting GRE test scores is optional for this program for the 2023 entry term(s). 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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