Education in Curriculum and Instruction - University of Valley Forge

Education in Curriculum and Instruction


The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to deepen understandings and strengthen practice for K-12 teachers who wish to pursue a program of study that utilizes a Christian perspective within rigorous graduate coursework. Through core program courses, students will build on undergraduate knowledge and skills in educational foundations, curriculum theory and design, assessment, culturally responsive pedagogy, and research analysis and design.

Specialization courses, offered during the second year of the program, will strengthen pedagogical skills within specific curriculum or certification areas. The Master of Education program culminates in an action research project or thesis designed to enhance students’ learning in an area or topic of their choice.

The program is 30 credit hours, to be completed entirely online through seven-week semesters in two years. The program culminates in an action research project or thesis. There will be a $750 fee for this capstone project. Upon the completion of coursework, a continuing enrollment charge of $750 will be applied for each seven-week session until the action research project or thesis is completed.

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Through the specialization in Language and Literacy Instruction, classroom teachers will strengthen skills in critical analysis of educational trends, literacy leadership, and best practices in the ELA classroom. The area of specialization includes a field experience through which students put theory into practice.

Through a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, you will:

  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, for diverse audiences within educational settings.
  • Access, evaluate, and utilize current educational research and literature based on knowledge of best practices and academic standards.
  • Establish and maintain professional demeanor and relationships with students, colleagues, parents, and supervisors in educational settings.

  • Articulate a philosophy of education that is consistent with a Christian worldview and integrate Christian principles into professional practice.
  • Design, implement, and reflect upon instruction that is aligned with best practices and academic standards and that meets the educational needs of diverse learners.

To be Eligible for acceptance into the program, you must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Complete and submit the Graduate Student Online Application
  • Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Send official transcripts of credits earned at all institutions of higher education. This program will accept up to six transfer credits of graduate application, depending on applicability.

  • Submit two letters of recommendation describing how your professional experience and academic performance qualifies you for entrance into the Master of Education program.
  • Submit current resume or CV.
  • Submit a personal Statement of Purpose of approximately 500 words describing your professional goals and reasons for applying to this particular program.