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

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in Curriculum and Instruction is a 30 graduate credit hour program for students with teaching experience who wish to pursue new interests and extended study.

This program is for:

  •  U.S. students who already possess an initial license and want to enhance learning further in their area of licensure
  • International students who wish to engage with foundational and leading edge thinking and thinkers on curriculum, pedagogy, and educational reform
  • All candidates who want to explore new areas of interest such as policy, teacher leadership, teaching english language learners, universal design for learning, assessment, and special education
  • Students interested in curriculum design and instructional design
  • Private school educators, Boston College students enrolled in the fifth year program, and educators from areas such as publishing, curriculum design, and museum education
  • Classroom teachers who wish to become educational leaders in their schools and districts.

Please note, this degree program does not lead to licensure, nor are students in this program eligible to apply for supervised practicum experiences. 

At a Glance

How many courses?

This program consists of 10 courses for a total of 30 credits.


How long will it take?

Full time students will typically complete the program 1-1.5 years. 


When can I start?

Students can begin the program in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. 


Program Faculty & Expertise

#24

National ranking for Curriculum and Instruction program

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

What will I study?

Curriculum


  • Courses: 10
  • Credits: 30

Programs of study are planned and personalized in consultation with a faculty advisor to support and develop candidate's professional goals and progress towards completion. In collaborating with their faculty advisor, students construct a personalized and flexible pathway of study. Discipline and cross discipline focus areas may be selected. Several specializations and certificates are possible to include in the personalized program of study. All faculty in the department work with students in the Curriculum and Instruction master's program, based on the interest areas of each student.

Where do our graduates work?

St. John's Preparatory School

Assistant Principal of Academics

Littleton Public Schools

Fourth Grade Teacher

Papillion La Vista School District

Sixth Grade Teacher

Museum of Science

Director of Exhibits

Goodwin Procter LLP

Court Procedures Attorney

Boston Public Schools

First Grade Teacher

Concord-Carlisle Regional School District

High School History Teacher

Needham Public Schools

Special Education Teacher

Steppingstone Foundation

Mathematics Instructor

North Attleborough Public Schools

School Principal and ELL Coordinator

Career paths chosen by previous graduates of the TCS Department.

Financial Assistance

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 $7.5 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. Here’s why:

Application Information

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Deadlines

Fall
Regular Decision
1/6
Rolling Admission
Until 8/1
Intl. Applicants
Until 7/1
Spring
Regular Decision
11/1
Summer
Regular Decision
4/1

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A non-refundable application fee of $75 is required; however, this fee is waived for select applicants.

Résumé

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In addition to your academic history and relevant 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 Form.

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

Identification of recommenders/instructions to recommenders are outlined in the online Application Form.

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

Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in lieu of official transcripts for the application review process. In the event that one is admitted into a program and enrolls, our office will need official transcripts prior to course registration. To expedite application processing times, our office encourages you to send unofficial transcripts electronically to our email address at GSOE@BC.EDU. Please note that unofficial transcripts must include all of the following items:

  • Course titles and grades for each course
  • Year and entry term for each of the courses listed
  • Translated into English by certified translation agent (if not already in English)
    • Original and translated transcripts must be provided

If you are able to secure official transcripts, please note the following:

  • An official postsecondary transcript must be printed on official institutional paper and include at least one of the following: an institutional watermark, the registrar’s signature, or the registrar's seal.
  • Copies and unofficial transcripts sent directly from applicants are not acceptable, the transcript must come directly from the institution.
  • If you are a current student and have not completed your undergraduate and/or graduate degree, the most updated version of your transcript is acceptable.

Official electronic transcripts are accepted when sent directly to gsoe@bc.edu from the institution. When requesting electronic transcripts, you must manually type in gsoe@bc.edu to ensure it is received by our office. 

Mailed transcript(s) should be sent to the following address:

Lynch Office of Graduate Admissions, Boston College
Campion Hall 135
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Standardized Tests

Submitting GRE test scores is optional and not required for 2021 entry term(s). If you wish to send GRE scores, the Lynch School GRE code is 3218.

Writing Sample

Not required.

International Students

International applicants are encouraged to apply to the Lynch School of Education and Human Development. Learn about requirements for international students.

Contact Us

  gsoe@bc.edu
  617-552-4214