Learning and Instruction

  • Master's
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Why Learning and Instruction?

The Master of Education in Learning and Instruction is designed to broaden the professional understanding of educators, preparing them for further leadership in their educational communities.

The Master of Education in Learning and Instruction degree program is for teachers and leaders in K-12-focused schools and community organizations who want to improve the educational environment for students today—and transform it for the students of tomorrow. You will learn how to lead change in a classroom, school, or educational community and join efforts to effect change across the educational spectrum.

Your fellow students are professionals who enroll having worked in the K-12 setting, as leaders in community organizations, and as researchers and consultants. Students are very diverse but share a passion to deepen their knowledge of educational theory and practice, while learning the latest ways to engage communities to effect change.

Graduates are positioned to drive community-based change and broaden their professional understanding of diverse student groups. The program coursework prepares you to effectively implement assessment practices, identify changing educational contexts as well as emerging challenges, and lead change across the educational spectrum.

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Unique Features

  • Capstone project and experiential learning model allow for hands-on experience and real-world learning
  • Connect with fellow professionals across the nation, who exchange ways to solve common challenges and build professional networks
  • Graduates create an ePortfolio, leveraging the latest learning theory and research to demonstrate their mastery of learning and instruction
  • Online, interactive program allows for flexibility for working professionals
  • The Experiential Network (XN) allows students to virtually work on short-term, real-world projects that complement their academic work

Program Objectives

  • Anticipate and meet the needs of diverse students to effectively teach and lead in schools and communities
  • Understand the impact of local, national, and global changes on educational policy and practice
  • Recognize opportunities to transform the classroom, school, or broader educational community
  • Develop the capacity to serve as an agent for social justice

Career Outlook

Career possibilities both in and out of the traditional K-12 educational system include:

  • Teacher as leader in K-12 schools
  • Educator in community organizations
  • Researcher in educational organizations
  • Educational consultant
  • Textbook author
  • Educational researcher

What you'll study

General Requirements

Master of Education in Learning and Instruction General Requirements
EDU 6050 - Education as an Advanced Field of Study
EDU 6051 - Culture, Equity, Power, and Influence

Concentration in Learning and Instruction

Required Courses

EDU 6330 - Digital Media Literacy
EDU 6328 - Policy and Leadership
EDU 6437 - Assessment in Education

Complete one of the following: 

EDU 6465 - Critical and Creative Thinking
EDU 6319 - How People Learn


To be taken last: 

EDU 6225 - Capstone


Complete 16 quarter hours at the EDU 6000 level

This program requires successful completion of a minimum of 45 credit hours that meet the degree requirements.

Did You Know?

9% — Expected increase in jobs for adult education teachers by 2022 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015).


The Master of Education program has three concentrations, so students can choose courses that are highly tailored and relevant to their professional goals. 

Average Time to Completion

1.5-2 Years



Entry Terms


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