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Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.)

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Trinity’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.) is designed for educators and education professionals who are passionate about transforming schools, school systems, and education programs. This degree prepares education personnel for leadership roles that include increased responsibilities in research, instructional design, and program evaluation.

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is a 36-credit hour program. Students have the opportunity to focus their program of study by choosing one of three concentrations. Students in all concentrations participate in an individualized capstone research project through which they can apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout their coursework.

Areas of Concentration:

Social Justice

This concentration prepares practitioners to serve as advocates for students in Kindergarten-12 education, particularly in urban environments, to better understand how to work for change to improve the quality of education for all students. It provides an interdisciplinary perspective while addressing social inequalities within educational systems associated with gender, ethnicity, social class, and varying abilities.

Literacy and Reading Education

This concentration is designed for certified classroom teachers who wish to pursue advanced study in the teaching of reading. It provides practicing teachers the opportunity to extend their learning in the area of literacy through coursework that prepares them to develop lessons, design interventions, and assess student needs focused on reading.

Education Policy and Leadership

This concentration prepares education professionals to serve as leaders in schools or organizations (such as school districts, federal and state agencies, and non-profits). It provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to critique current standards and use data analysis and evidence to implement education policies and programs to support teachers and impact the future of education.

Admissions Criteria

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • GPA 2.8
  • Literacy and Reading Education requires:
    • Teacher Certification

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Featured Courses

Core Courses: EDCC 600 Research in Education EDCI 505 Psychology of Children and Youth Facing Poverty EDCI 611 Role of Social, Economic, and Political Systems in Education EDCI 612 Conflict Management and Resolution EDCI 650 Global and Ethical Perspectives EDCI 653 Current Issues in Urban Education EDCI 654 Curriculum and Program Design EDCI 656 Principles of Educational Assessment and Evaluation EDCI 699 Capstone in Curriculum and Instruction Areas of Concentration: Educating for Social Justice EDCI 651 Education Leadership EDCI 652 Literacy Issues in Urban Education EDCI 655 Hispanic/Latinx Literature & Culture Literacy and Reading Education EDCI 652 Literacy Issues in Urban Education EDTE 611 Literacy Development Across the Curriculum EDTE 627 Literacy Assessment and Instruction for Emergent and Early Readers Education Policy EDCI 651 Education Leadership EDCI 657 Education Law & Policy EDCI 658 Politics & Education Policy

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Career Paths

Social Justice

  • K-12 Teacher
  • Early Childhood Center Director
  • Educators for Libraries, Museums, Parks and Recreation
  • Business, Industry, and Non-Profit Education Trainer

Literacy and Reading Education

  • K-12 Teacher
  • Literacy Coach
  • Literacy Program Director

Education Policy

  • School System Administration
  • Principals of Charter, Private, and Parochial Schools
  • Educational Nonprofit Leadership
  • Director of Education Policy
  • Education Policy Analyst

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Dr. Karen Santos Rogers, Associate Dean of Education and Associate Professor of Education

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All School of Education programs are approved by the DC State Education Agency, Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), and meet requirements for state certification.

Trinity’s initial-license and advanced-level Education programs are accredited by Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).


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