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Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Our online program is for all teachers (preK-12th) and flexibly adapts for all content areas. Our students excel in every meaningful and measurable way.

The graduate curriculum encompasses comprehensive content knowledge and promotes the use of critical thinking and problem solving to cultivate teacher-researchers who are empowered to serve as leaders in the profession. Faculty members challenge students to bridge the gap between theory and practice as they develop the skills required for ethical and effective collaboration and communication within the local school community and a culturally diverse, technologically advanced global environment.

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Why Choose EIU for Curriculum and Instruction MSED

Highly Recruited

Our program has been ranked as one of the top programs for educators in the state. We strive to advance the scholarly preparation of practicing teachers by providing quality instruction that exemplifies the best teaching practices for children from birth through high school - recognizing multiple pathways to learning. The Department is committed to enhancing the academic experiences of our graduate students in an effort to fashion educators who function effectively in a culturally diverse, technologically advanced, and global environment.


Our program is proud to have a long legacy of preparing educators in programs inclusive of the core components of integrated learning (intentionality, reflection, problem-solving, collaboration and meta-cognition).

Research to Inform Practice

Graduate students within the department have two options for their culminating experience in the Master’s program. As their culminating experience, they can either complete a thesis or an action research project.

Areas of Emphasis


Specific courses in reading may be selected that will position students to obtain the Reading Teacher Endorsement in Illinois, including a graduate level practicum. Also addressed are foundations of reading, content area reading, assessment and diagnosis of reading problems, developmental reading methods and remedial reading instruction. Click here for more information on this program.


This program addresses foundational issues to education, as well as focusing on designing and implementing high quality instruction in content areas. Through in depth study of curriculum development, professional learning communities, technology, research and other areas, program candidates gain knowledge and confidence to be curricular leaders in their schools

Certificate in ESL Instruction ESL Teacher Endorsement Certificate in Reading Instruction Reading Teacher Endorsement Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

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Master of Science in Education
in Curriculum and Instruction

2148 Buzzard
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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