Top 50 Best Value Residential Masters in Curriculum and Instruction 2015

Top 50 Best Value Residential Masters in Curriculum and Instruction 2015-2016The following is a list of the top 50 best value residential masters in curriculum and instruction programs in the United States for the 2015 academic year. The ranking is based on full time enrollment cost of attendance at public four year colleges or universities. The cost of attendance is based on room and board, tuition, fees, books, and transportation for in state full time graduate students living on campus who will start the program in Fall 2015. These costs are only estimates and are based on published information from each individual institution. For the most current information we suggest contacting the institutions directly.

#1. Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

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Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City is a branch coeducational school in the Oklahoma State University system that was established in 1961. Originally Oklahoma State University Technical Institute the named changed in 1990 to OSUOKC. The campus is situated in the northwest quadrant of Oklahoma City near the I40/I44 interchange. Current enrollment stands above 7,000 students and the university offers over 40 degree and certificate programs.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The masters of Curriculum and Instruction at Oklahoma State University Oklahoma City is a 36 credit hour program that requires the applicant already have a bachelor’s degree in hand. Additionally there is a thesis or creative component to the degree plan. Applicants must submit an application with a 500 word essay detailing their individual statement of purpose. Students that don’t meet minimum requirements for admission must also have a 3.0 GPA in undergraduate work and letters of recommendation.

Accreditation
Oklahoma State University Oklahoma City is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Cost of Attendance – $10,500

#2. Utah Valley University

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Utah Valley University is a public university located in Orem, Utah, that was was founded in 1941. With a student enrollment over 30,000 students strong Utah Valley University is the states largest public university to date. Utah Valley State offers a plethora of degree and certificate programs including over 120 undergraduate degrees, over 20 certificate programs and several graduate degrees. A member of the Western Athletic Conference Utah Valley University competes in the NCAA Division I in varsity sports.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The masters of Curriculum and Instruction program at Utah Valley University is aimed at building competency and instructional skills of educators. The degree is offered in five concentrations, Models of Instruction, English as a Second Language (ESL), Elementary Mathematics, Reading I, and Educational Technology. The degree program is 30 credit hours in length.

Accreditation
Utah Valley University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Cost of Tuition – $13,600

#3. Washburn University

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Washburn University is a four year university offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees which include programs in business and law. Washburn was established in 1865 under a state charter and is situated in the capital of Kansas, Topeka. Current enrollment stands above 6,000 students with a staff of over 550.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
Washburn University offers Masters of Curriculum and Instruction that is designed for educators who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in the area of instruction. Washburn University offers the Curriculum and Instruction masters degree in either the educational technology or literacy vein. Depending on which option the student takes will determine the courses taken. The degree plan is 36 credit hours in length.

Accreditation
Washburn University is accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Cost of Attendance – $14,650

#4. Southern Arkansas University

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Southern Arkansas University was established in 1909 as an agricultural school. Southern Arkansas University is currently a four year institution that offers a small student to instructor ratio in an effort to create a more conducive learning environment. The university is well known for their game and animation design with a computer science concentration, degree. Additionally Southern Arkansas University has a well regarded engineering program.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction from Southern Arkansas University is designed for educators seeking to enhance their classroom teaching and leadership skills. This is a non-licensure program that is aligned with the competencies outlined by the National Board of Professional Teaching. Applicants must hold a current teaching license in any area of licensure for grades P-12. Applicants must have at least one year of teaching.

Accreditation
Southern Arkansas University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Cost of Attendance – $15,100

#5. University of South Alabama

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The University of South Alabama (USA) is a public coeducational, research university in Mobile, Alabama. The University of South Alabama was created by the Alabama Legislature in May, 1963. The University of South Alabama serves the almost one million people of the greater Mobile area and is divided into ten colleges including a state supported medical school. Current enrollment tops 16,000 students.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
South Alabama University offers a Masters of Science degree in Instructional Design and Development that gives educators the information and skill training that will enable them to analyze teaching programs, design and deliver those programs, and to evaluate instruction. Applicants must submit an application and include official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, results from the GRE exam and a statement of purpose. The program is 33 credit hours in length.

Accreditation
The University of South Alabama is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Cost of Attendance – $15,550

#6. North Dakota State University​

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North Dakota State University was originally founded as an agricultural college in 1890 as a land grant institution. Today North Dakota State University is a public university situated in Fargo, North Dakota and offers baccalaureate, and graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines along with certifications in a number of areas. North Dakota State is part of the North Dakota University System and currently has a student enrollment of roughly 15,000 students.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
North Dakota State University’s Masters of Curriculum and Instruction focuses on developing teacher leaders in the development and execution of instructional programs. The program has an emphasis on human development study, learning, school curriculum, roles of schools and society, and the foundations of education. If the student wishes to graduate with an M.S. versus M.E. degree they must complete the thesis process. The program is 36 credit hours in length.

Accreditation
North Dakota State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Cost of Attendance – $15,600

#7. New Mexico State University

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New Mexico State University is a public land grant university situated in Las Cruces New Mexico. NMSU is the oldest public college or university in New Mexico having been established in 1888. Current enrollment stands at over 18,000 students making New Mexico State University the second largest university in New Mexico. Sports teams at the university compete in both the Western Athletic Conference and Sun Belt Conference of the NCAA division I.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
New Mexico State University offers a M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction is intended to hone the skills of educators in the area of instruction and instructional delivery. There is a particular emphasis on multicultural education and learning technology. The C&I degree is offered in five different concentrations, Bilingual, Early Childhood, Learning Design and Technology, Language Literacy and Culture, and Multicultural Education. Applicants interested in applying to this program must submit an application along with a letter of intent that chronicles the applicants goals and purpose for applying to the program. No GRE score is required for this program! Program length varies depending on the area the student chooses but generally is 36 credit hours in length

Accreditation
New Mexico State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Cost of Attendance – $15,870

#8. West Texas A&M University

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Just south of Amarillo Texas deep in the Texas pan handle you will find the small city of Canyon. Canyon is the home to West Texas A&M University, which is part of the Texas A&M University System. Their current enrollment is estimated to be around 9,000 students strong. The university is approximately 25 miles from the Amarillo International Airport making this campus accessible in a timely manner from anywhere in the region via airplane. If driving is your preference the university is a mere four hour drive from Oklahoma City or nearly six hours from Dallas via State Highway 287.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
West Texas A&M’s Masters of Education in Curriculum and instruction is a 36 credit hour program culminating with a comprehensive exam. West Texas A&M Universities Curriculum and Instruction degree is aimed at sharpening the skills of educators in the area of instruction and instructional delivery. Admission into this programs requires that the applicant have a Bachelor’s degree, 3.0 undergraduate GPA, two letters of recommendation, writing sample, and a statement of purpose.

Accreditation
West Texas A&M University receives its accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Cost of Attendance – $15,970

#9. University of North Carolina-Wilmington

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The University of North Carolina-Wilmington is a public coeducational university located in Wilmington North Carolina. UNC-Wilmington was established in 1947 as Wilmington College. Today the university is part of the University of North Carolina system and boasts a student body of over 14,000 students. UNC-Wilmington offers over 50 undergraduate degrees and nearly three dozen graduate degrees.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The University of North Carolina-Wilmington offers a Masters of Curriculum and Instruction is designed to provide the student with the necessary skills to excel in the creation and implementation of high standard curriculum. Applicants should hold a current teaching certificate and must have at least one year of teaching experience. This program is approximately 36 credit hours in length.

AccreditationThe University of North Carolina-Wilmington is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges.

Cost of Attendance – $16,400

#10. Georgia Southern University

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Georgia Southern is a doctoral research institution situated in Statesboro Georgia. Georgia Southern is the fifth largest university in the University System of Georgia and has a current enrollment above the 20,000 student mark with an graduate student population comprising 10% of that number. Georgia Southern competes in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at Georgia Southern University promotes leadership, collegiality and communication skills. Applicants must hold a valid teaching certificate, must have one year of teaching experience and must complete an online application. The program is 36 credit hours in length.

Accreditation
Georgia Southern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Cost of Attendance – $16,400

#11. Northwest Missouri State University

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Northwest Missouri State University was founded in 1905 and is located in Maryville, Missouri. Northwest Missouri was originally founded as a teachers college, it offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. Northwest has some well known athletic programs which have won several NCAA Division II championships in the past two decades. These include the several football national championships and three cheerleading national championships.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The masters of education at Northwest Missouri State is offered in nearly a dozen concentrations. Most programs vary from 32-36 credit hours in length and many include a hybrid online and campus based training model. Program entry requirements include a 2.75 undergraduate GPA, and a bachelors degree. Additionally applicants must take the GMAT and score above a 440. In some cases to successfully complete graduation requirements, students are required to submit a completed portfolio and field study in their last semester of coursework.

Accreditation
Northwest Missouri State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $16,600

#12. University of Southern Mississippi

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The University of Southern Mississippi is a research university situated in Hattiesburg, MS. Approximate enrollment stands at about 15,000 students. The university was established in 1910 as a normal school then became a teaching college, today USM is a Carnegie Foundation research university offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Southern Mississippi requires a 3.0 GPA in undergraduate course work, three letters of recommendation, GRE scores, letter of intent and licensure as an educator. The program is 36 credit hours in length and is specifically geared towards elementary school educators.

Accreditation
The University of Southern Mississippi is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Cost of Attendance – $16,600

#13. University of Alaska-Fairbanks

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In the middle of the Alaskan wilderness you will find the city of Fairbanks home of the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. The Fairbanks campus is the flagship campus of the University of Alaska system and is a distinguished research university. The University of Alaska Fairbanks was originally established as an agricultural college and school of the mines but now is a full fledged university that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
Alaska Fairbanks M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction ranges from 36-42 credit hours in length depending on the concentration and certification pathway the student chooses. Acceptance into this program is contingent on the student having a bachelor’s degree, minimum of 24 credits of education courses, and an average 3.00 GPA in undergraduate level course work.

Accreditation
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities.

Cost of Attendance – $16,650

#14. South Dakota State University

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South Dakota State University is a public research university located in Brookings, South Dakota that was founded in 1881 thanks to the provisions of the 1862 Morrill Act. As a land grant university South Dakota State University originally had a focus on agriculture. South Dakota State is South Dakota’s largest university and currently has almost 13,000 students.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The M. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction at South Dakota State University is designed for the working student. Students are able to choose from either a program in which only coursework is required or a program in which they must complete a research project. If a student elects to take only coursework, the student must complete a minimum of 35 credit hours in order to graduate. If the research option is chosen, the student must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours, Admissions requirements include a 3.0 GPA in undergraduate course work, a bachelors degree, and prior teacher certification.

Accreditation
South Dakota State University is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the state of South Dakota. In addition, the early childhood education program holds accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Cost of Attendance – $16,800

#15. University of Nebraska

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The University of Nebraska is the flagship of the University of Nebraska System. The university was established in 1869 as a land-grant university under the 1862 Morrill Act. Though the University of Nebraska is known for its athletic programs, especially the football team the university is a major research university with eight colleges, located on several campuses and dedicated research facilities.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The M.Ed degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Nebraska is meant for students whose primary interests are in teacher preparation or professional development. The program in offered in five concentrations, curriculum studies, teacher preparation and professional development, language, literacy and culture social analysis, educational policy and reform, STEM education, and teaching and learning with technology. In most cases delivery of course work is done in a mixed format with both face to face coursework and online based classes. Generally speaking most programs are 36 credit hours in length.

Accreditation
The University of Nebraska is accredited by Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Cost of Attendance – $17,000

#16. Tennessee State University

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Tennessee State University is the only historically black university that receives state funds in Tennessee. Established in 1912 as an agricultural and industrial school, Tennessee State has grown to a school of over 9,000 students. Tennessee State offers 45 undergraduate degrees, over two dozen masters degrees and seven doctoral level degrees.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Master of Curriculum and Instruction degree at Tennessee State University has six concentrations: secondary school education, reading, curriculum planning, music, educational technology, and teaching English language learners. In order to be admitted to the program the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale, and submission of an official report of the (GRE) score.

Accreditation
Tennessee State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Cost of Attendance – $17,900

#17. Chicago State University

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Chicago State University is a member in the Thurgood Marshal College fund and is situated in Chicago, IL. It was established in 1867 as the Cook County Normal School. Today the school boasts an enrollment of over 7,000 students. CSU participates in the Western Athletic Conference of the NCAA Division I.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The goal of the M. Ed from Chicago State University is offered in five concentrations, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Adult Education, Educational Technology, and Foundations of Education. The program provides the skills necessary to become a teacher, administrator, or curriculum specialist in just about every educational setting.

Accreditation
Chicago State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Cost of Attendance – $18,200

#18. University of Nevada Las Vegas

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The University of Las Vegas Nevada is well known for its strong emphasis on science and technology, business management, and the law programs. UNLV has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research intensive university. Current student enrollment stands at nearly 30,000 student. UNLV’s athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters of Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Nevada Las Vegas is geared towards students who already hold a bachelors degree in education and are seeking to further their knowledge and skills in the area of curriculum building and instruction. The degree consists of required core courses coupled with courses specifically related to the area of concentration. A culminating experience or thesis concludes the degree and provides evidence of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions gained while in the program.This is a 37 credit hour program that culminates with a comprehensive exam.

Accreditation
The University of Nevada Las Vegas is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Cost of Attendance – $18,800

#19. Eastern Kentucky University

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Eastern Kentucky University is a public university and research institution situated in Richmond, KY. The university was established in 1906 and currently has an enrollment of nearly 16,000 students. In addition to its myriad of residential academic programs Eastern Kentucky University offers 25 online degree options.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
Eastern Kentucky University offers a number of C&I options with a focus on either elementary, middle, or high school settings. The programs are generally 30-36 credit hours in length and are geared towards preparing students for the realities of education in the modern age. Additionally these courses lead a pathway to possible certification as a school leader.

Accreditation
Eastern Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Cost of Attendance – $18,900

#20. Eastern Washington University

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Eastern Washington University is a public university located in Cheney, WA. The school was established in 1882 and currently boasts a student enrollment of over 13,000 students. Eastern Washington University offers a variety of degrees including, 10 master’s degrees, 7 graduate certificates, all in more than 100 fields of study,

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters of Education at Eastern Washington University is a 36 credit hour course. Course work focuses to dig deeper into concepts such as instructional improvement, policy and instructional leadership, and issues dealing with the achievement gap. Students are admitted on a quarterly basis and must present three letters of recommendation, and a copy of state teaching certificate.

Accreditation
Eastern Washington University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Cost of Attendance – $19,600

#21. Fitchburg State University

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Fitchburg State University is located in Fitchburg Massachusetts and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees to its 5,000 plus students. Fitchburg was founded in 1894 as State Normal School of Fitchburg. Today Fitchburg State University offers a variety of degrees across 25 concentrations.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters of Curriculum and Instruction at Fitchburg is designed for educators who wish to pursue advanced levels of reflection, knowledge, skill and professionalism in the field of teaching. This program has an emphasis on developing reflective reasoning, to enable the educator to be a student-centered educator who is able to effectively articulate their craft. The program is 36 credit hours in length and is designed to improve teaching and learning within the school setting. Requirements for admittance into this program include a bachelors degree, a professional resume, official GRE scores and three letters of recommendation.

Accreditation
Fitchburg State University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, (NEASC).

Cost of Attendance – $20,000

#22. Boise State University

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Boise State was originally founded in 1932 by the Episcopal Church but became an independent college in 1934. Boise State offers over 200 degrees in 190 different fields of study. Current enrollment at Boise State University surpasses 22,000 students with over 650 staff. Boise State competes athletically in the NCAA Mountain West Conference which is a division I conference.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters of Curriculum and Instruction at Boise State University is designed for educators who wish to pursue advanced levels of reflection, knowledge, skill and professionalism in the field of teaching. This program has an emphasis on developing reflective reasoning, to enable the educator to be a student-centered educator who is able to effectively articulate their craft. The program is 33 credit hours in length and is designed to improve teaching and learning within the school setting.

Accreditation
Boise State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Cost of Attendance – $20,000

#23. McNeese State University

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McNeese State University is located in Lake Charles Louisiana and was established in 1939. McNeese is a public university with over 8,000 students and was originally a division of Louisiana State University.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
McNeese State University offers a M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction that is 36 credit hours in length. Applicants must take EDUC 599 course in order to meet admission requirements. Additionally in order to be considered for admission into this program the student must have a bachelors degree from an accredited university and must fulfill other requirements as laid out by the university. The degree is meant to prepare practicing teachers to serve as master or lead teachers, instructional specialists, and curriculum coordinators.

Accreditation
McNeese State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Cost of Attendance – $20,200

#24. University of Northern Iowa

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The University of Northern Iowa was established in 1876 and is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Northern Iowa University is consistently named one of the best universities in the midwest by a variety of reporting entities. The University of Northern Iowa prides itself in maintaining small class sizes and keeping classes staffed by tenured staff.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The M. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction degree is offered in a variety of concentrations from early childhood education to secondary education. The various concentrations vary in program length but generally are from 33-38 credit hours in length. In order to be considered for admission into this program the student must have a bachelors degree from an accredited university and must fulfill other requirements as laid out by the university.

Accreditation
University of Northern Iowa is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Cost of Attendance – $20,500

#25. St. Cloud State University

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The educational system in Minnesota is well known for it’s excellence, St. Cloud State University is no exception. Founded in 1869 St. Cloud State University offers a variety of graduate and undergraduate degrees. Current student enrollment is above 15,000 students. St. Cloud State University is one of the largest schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
St. Cloud State University’s college of education offers students proven program in Curriculum and Instruction that is meant to develop, advance and apply learning leadership roles as educators in the PK-12 setting. The program is 36 credit hours in length, prospective students must have a 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate course work and no GRE score is required.

Accreditation
St. Cloud State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Cost of Attendance – $20,500

#26. Florida Gulf Coast University

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Florida Gulf Coast University was only established in 1991 but already boasts a student body reaching 15,000 students. Florida Gulf Coast University is located in Fort Myers and is near several major airports giving students many options for travel. Florida Gulf Coast University athletic teams participate in the Atlantic Sun Conference, which is a member of the NCAA Division I.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The M.Ed. program in Curriculum and Instruction is 36 credit hours in length. The purpose of the program is to provide advanced study in education and is designed to improve competency of teachers and to encourage research with the school community. Prospective students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in all undergraduate course work, and must have a bachelors degree in order to be considered for admission in this masters level program.

Accreditation
Florida Gulf Coast University is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Cost of

Attendance – $20,760

#27. University of Northern Colorado

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The University of Northern Colorado is a coeducational research university located in Greeley, CO. The university was established in 1889 as a normal school and has a long history of excellence in preparing teachers and other educators. The University of Northern Colorado has over 50 graduate programs most of which are in education solidifying the universities excellence in educator preparation.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Northern Colorado emphasize the analysis of contemporary practices and theory as they relate to enhancing student learning. Requirements for acceptance into this program include, a baccalaureate degree, submission of a completed admission packet, official transcripts, and a 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework.

Accreditation
The University of Northern Colorado is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Cost of Attendance – $20,800

#28. Frostburg State University

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Frostburg State University was founded in 1898 and is situated in Frostburg, Maryland. Frostburg State is part of the University of Maryland system. Current student enrollment is just over 5,000 and the university has an endowment of almost $20,000,000. Frostburg competes in Division III of the NCAA.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters of Curriculum and Instruction at Frostburg State University is a 36 credit hour program. The program is designed for working teachers who seek to increase their competancy in the area of curriculum building and instructional delivery. Prospective students must undergo an interview process, have a bachelors degree, a valid teacher certificate, and must submit writing samples and letters of recommendation.

Accreditation
Frostburg State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $21,000

#29. University of Montana

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The University of Montana is the flagship university of the University of Montana system. Located in Missoula, the University of Montana is noted for its beautiful campus and the surrounding area. Academically the University of Montana has many accolades bestowed upon it over the past decade proving that the University of Montana is not only beautiful but also distinguished.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The University of Montana strives to maintain a Master’s Program in Curriculum and instruction that prepares students who are working in public school settings to deliver instruction at a high level. The program is designed for students who are currently in the field of teaching. This degree program encompasses 36 credit hours. Acceptance requirements include, completion of application, official transcripts from undergraduate work, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and a current resume.

Accreditation
The University of Montana is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Cost of Attendance – $21,000

#30. Norfolk State University

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Norfolk State University was founded in 1935 and is located in Norfolk, Virginia. Student enrollment currently stands around 7,000 with over 10% of those students attending graduate programs. Norfolk offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 50 fields. Norfolk State University competes in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference of the NCAA’s division I.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Master of Curriculum and Instruction from Norfolk State University is a 36 credit hour program. The program concentrates on Early Childhood/Elementary, Special Education, and Secondary Education curriculum building and is designed to give teachers the skills needed to implement cutting edge curriculum programs. Acceptance into the program is contingent on a number of prerequisites including, a bachelors degree with teacher certification, minimum of three years in a K-12 school setting, official test scores from either the GRE or MAT exams and a writing sample.

Accreditation
Norfolk State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $21,200

#31. University of Hawaii-Manoa

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The University of Hawaii Manoa is a land grant university that was founded in 1907. The university is situated in the suburb of Manoa which is part of Honolulu. Today the university boasts a student enrollment of nearly 20,000 students. The University of Hawaii Manoa is a perrenial power ranking school in a variety of areas and is recognized by a multitude of organization.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The M.Ed program in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Hawaii Manoa is a 36 credit hour course program with course work typically taking two years to complete. The program is offered in a variety of concentrations including secondary education, special education, and Literacy. Applicants must have two years of classroom experience, submit an application and provide letters of reference.

Accreditation
The University of Hawaii Manoa is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $22,000

#32. Eastern Michigan University

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Eastern Michigan University was founded in 1849 as a “normal school”. Eastern Michigan University is a highly regarded university for its development of highly effective and qualified school personnel. The university offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees and has embraced the hybrid model that has become very popular throughout the United States.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The masters of education in Curriculum and Instruction at Eastern Michigan University is 36 credit hours in length. Program entry requirements include an undergraduate degree, minimum 2.7 GPA, letters of recommendation and performance review documentation that is provided for review by the university.

Accreditation
Eastern Michigan University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $22,000

#33. California State University—​San Bernadino

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California State University San Bernadino was established in 1965 and is part of the California State University System. A new college of education opened in 2008 giving CSU San Bernadino a significant push in its mission to better the education of all students in P-20 programs. CSUSB participates in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Division II and has had great success within that system.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
California State San Bernadino’s M.Ed in Curriculum and instruction is a 46 credit unit course that is designed for both elementary and secondary teachers. The program provides opportunities for teachers to gain expertise and knowledge in subject matter content and pedagogy or to teach gifted and talented students. Admissions requirements include a bachelors degree, teacher certificate, three letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose

Accreditation
California State University San Bernadino is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $22,500

#34. University of Wyoming

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Situated in Laramie Wyoming the University of Wyoming is a land grant university established in 1869. The University of Wyoming consists of seven colleges: agriculture and natural resources, arts and sciences, business, education, engineering and applied sciences, health sciences, and law. Sports teams at Wyoming compete in the Mountain West Conference and are a NCAA Division I program.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The M. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction degree at Wyoming is a 36 credit hour program that focuses on developing instructional leaders within the school setting. Additionally the program enables the student to maintain their busy lifestyle while earning a degree that will give them the tools to become exemplary school leaders. Delivery of course work happens through a hybrid model which includes video conferencing, online delivery and face to face class time.

Accreditation
The University of Wyoming is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $22,300

#35. Portland State University

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Portland State University is a public four year university that was established in 1946 Situated in down town Portland this university is truly a gem of the Pacific Northwest with a variety of amenities that attract young people from all over the country. The Princeton Review ranked Portland State in the top 15% of schools in the country in 2012.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
Portland State University offers a masters of Curriculum and Instruction that is geared towards busy students. The degree program emphasizes professional education and is designed to accommodate students in teacher education and educational specialists roles. Course work can take up to two years but may also be completed in one year with the accelerated track. Admissions requirements include a bachelors degree, and a valid teachers license.

Accreditation
Portland State University is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $22,800

#36. Plymouth State University

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Plymouth State University is a member of the University System of New Hampshire which was established in 1871. Current enrollment hovers above 6,000 students with roughly 2,000 of those being graduate students. Plymouth State University is classified under the Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement designation.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at Plymouth State has a variety of concentrations that are between 36-39 credit hours in length. The program provides educators with the knowledge, skills, and understanding they need to successfully practice effective curriculum building and implementation in their learning organizations. The degree offers students the opportunity to explore new and emerging research-based practices in teaching and learning.

Accreditation
Plymouth State University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $22,800

#37. University of Delaware

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The University of Delaware is the largest university in the state with nearly 20,000 enrolled students. The university was established in 1743 as a land grant university. Though technically a private university the University of Delaware does receive public money for its operations and has a number of satellite campuses.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at Delaware is a 36 credit hour program that spans a two year period. The University of Delaware is unique in that it offers a five year bachelors/masters of education combination. This truly is a value for any student seeking a Masters of Education degree. Admissions requirements include a bachelors degree, 3.0 GPA in undergraduate work, completion of the application, a written statement of purpose, and a valid teachers license.

Accreditation
The University of Delaware is accredited by the The Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $23,000

#38. Indiana University Northwest

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Indiana University Northwest is a four year institution located in Gary, Indiana. IUNW is a member of the Indiana University System and currently has roughly 6,000 students and a faculty of over 180 full time faculty. IUNW competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as an independent school and fields a variety of coed athletic teams.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
Indiana University Northwest strives to maintain a Master’s Program in Curriculum and Instruction that prepares students who are working in public school settings to be instructional leaders. They are able to do this through learner–centered programming that prepares graduates to meet the challenges of school teachers. This is a Masters of Science degree which encompasses 36 credit hours that typically takes two years to complete. There is an emphasis on curriculum design, delivery and planning.

Accreditation
Indiana University Northwest is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Institution.

Cost of Attendance – $23,000

#39. Kent State University

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Kent State University was established in 1910 and is currently a research university offering a myriad of undergraduate and graduate degrees. With an enrollment above 40,000 students Kent State is one of the largest schools in Ohio. Many of the education classes that students will take for the listed M. Ed program are taken in nearby Stark, Ohio which is a satellite campus for the main campus in Kent, Ohio.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Kent State offers study in theory, research, development, application and evaluation of curriculum with the aim of helping the student attain teaching certification. Admissions requirements include a bachelors degree, 3.0 GPA in undergraduate work, completion of the application, a written statement of purpose, and a valid teachers license. This is a 36 credit hour program.

Accreditation
Kent State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $23,400

#40. Central Connecticut State University

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Central Connecticut State University is a public university in New Britain, Connecticut. The school was founded in 1849 as Connecticut Normal School, making Central Connecticut State University the oldest publicly funded university in the state. Considered a commuter school an estimated half of CCSU’s 12,000 student drive into school every day.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
Central Connecticut State University offers a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction that is a 47 credit hours in length. The aim of this program is to prepare teacher leaders to enhance the learning of students in the state of Connecticut. Requirements for admission to the program include a 2.7 gpa in undergraduate work a minimum of three years teaching experience and a Connecticut teaching certificate

Accreditation
Connecticut State University receives its accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $23,800

#41. Coastal Carolina University

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Situated in Conway, South Carolina just a few miles from Myrtle Beach this beautiful campus is a true gem of the Carolinas. Current student enrollment tops 10,000 and offers a multitude of degrees from a variety of fields including the sciences and education. Coastal Carolina University is a sea grant institution that was founded in 1954.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters of Education in Learning and Teaching at Coastal Carolina is 36 credit hours in length. The program provides opportunities for educators to extend their professional knowledge in two areas of concentration: Instructional Technology, and/or Literacy. Program entry requirements include two letters of recommendation, a current teaching certificate, one year of teaching experience, a 3.0 GPA in undergraduate work, and a minimum score on the GRE of 400 combined.

Accreditation
Coastal Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Cost of Attendance – $24,250

#42. University of Maine

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The University of Main is a flagship school established in 1865 for the state of Maine through the land grant designation. In 1882 it was founded through the Morrill Act which was signed into law that year by President Abraham Lincoln. Current enrollment tops 11,000 students. Currently the University of Maine is the only institution classified as a research institution in the entire state of Maine.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program at the University of Maine is offered in either elementary or secondary education. The course work is roughly 33 credit hours in length. Admissions requirements include a bachelors degree, 3.0 GPA in undergraduate work, completion of the application, a written statement of purpose, and a valid teachers license.

Accreditation
The University Maine is accredited by the The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $24,250

#43. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

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The Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is located in Kutztown, Pennsylvania which is just west of Allen town and directly northwest of Philadelphia. Kutztown University was established in 1866. Currently nearly 10,000 students are enrolled in Kutztown, which offers a variety of undergraduate and masters degrees.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters in Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree is 30 credit hours in length. The programs are designed to enable students to maintain their busy lifestyle while earning a degree that will give them the skills to become exemplary instructional leaders.

Accreditation
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Cost of Attendance – $25,900

#44. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee​

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The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is a public four year university with a student body of over 27,000 students. UWM is considered an important research university and is the second largest university in the University of Wisconsin System. Athletic teams at UWM participate in the Horizon League of the NCAA’s Division I.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee offers a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction which can be taken in one of three concentrations. The programs are typically 33-39 credit hours in length. Admission into this program is contingent on a minimum 2.75 gpa, holding a valid teacher certification and a bachelors degree.

Accreditation
The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Cost of Attendance – $25,900

#45. University of Rhode Island

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The University of Rhode Island is the principal land grant research university in Rhode Island. Rhode Island University is located in Kingston, RI and currently has a student enrollment of over 16,000 students. The University of Rhode Island offers 79 undergraduate and 49 graduate areas of study through seven academic colleges.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at University of Rhode Island is intended for the working professional. Course work is delivered via a hybrid model and typically is 36 credit hours in length. Admission requirements include a bachelors degree from an accredited university, valid teachers certificate, and a professional goals essay.

Accreditation
The University of Rhode Island receives its accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Cost of Attendance – $27,000

#46. University of Vermont

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The University of Vermont was established in 1791 making one of the oldest universities in the United States of America. Today UVM is a school with over 11,000 students and nearly 1,200 staff. UVM is located in Burlington and is a perennial award winner in a variety of publication.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Vermont is designed to develop leadership in educational settings such as teaching, curriculum theory, curriculum development, and related areas of research for public/private elementary and secondary school settings. This is a 30 credit hour program.

Accreditation
The University of Vermont is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Cost of Attendance – $27,000

#47. William Paterson University

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William Paterson University is a public four year university located in Wayne, New Jersey. William Paterson currently has an enrollment hovering around 12,000. Additionally William Paterson offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees through it’s five colleges. The university was established in 1855 and is the second oldest university in the state of New Jersey.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
William Paterson offers a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Learning with a concentration on School Library Media that is comprised of 36 credit hours. Admission requirements for this competitive program include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above, two letters of recommendation and a standard New Jersey teaching certificate.

Accreditation
William Paterson University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Cost of Attendance – $28,900

#48. West Virginia University

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West Virginia University is a public land grant university in Morgantown West Virginia. The school was established in 1867, and offers over 190 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current student enrollment hovers around 30,000 students. Athletically West Virginia University competes in the Big 12 Conference of the NCAA’s Division I.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
West Virginia University offers a Masters of Education in Curriculum and instruction that concentrates on Literacy Studies, Social and Cultural Foundations. Generally these programs are 36 credit hour programs. Admissions requirements include a 2.75 GPA, letter of purpose and exam scores from the PRAXIS exam.

Accreditation
West Virginia University receives its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

Cost of Attendance – $29,800

#49. Arizona State University

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With over 70,000 students at four campuses, Arizona State University is a major research university that strives to shape its identity around whom it includes versus those it excludes and the communities that it is rooted in. This plays out in its mission and goals to have its student body represent the socioeconomic and cultural diversity of the communities around it and by creating an environment on campus that gives all people access to quality education.

M.Ed in Education Program Details
Arizona State University offers a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction that spans six concentrations. Course work ranges from 36-50 credit hours in length. This is a hybrid cohort model that mixes face to face traditional classes with an online presence. Admissions requirements include a bachelors degree, teacher certification and a statement of purpose.

Accreditation
Arizona State University is accredited by the North Central Association Higher Learning Commission.

Cost of Attendance – $30,650

#50. State University of New York, at Albany

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State University of New York at Albany is a public research university situated in Albany, NY. The university was founded in 1844 and currently has a student enrollment over 17,000 students throughout its nine schools and colleges. SUNY offers 50 undergraduate majors and 138 graduate degree programs

M.Ed in Education Program Details
The Master of Education in Curriculum and Development and Instructional Technology from the State University of New York at Albany is designed for students who wish to extend their expertise in curriculum and instructional design and in instructional technology. The program is 30 credit hours in length. Admissions requirements are simple, only requiring three letters of recommendation and completion of the program application.

Accreditation
State University of New York at Albany is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

Cost of Attendance – $33,500