Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed.

About: 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is pleased to announce that its Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction is now available entirely online. Offered through the University's College of Education, the program is designed for experienced teachers who are interested in broadening their professional knowledge and obtaining a graduate-level degree that will allow them to enhance the teaching and the curriculum development process within their school system.

This online M.Ed. program provides experienced practitioners with a broad understanding of curriculum development and an in-depth examination of new instructional techniques. By analyzing contemporary practices and theories relating to knowledge acquisition, graduates of this program are better prepared to enhance student learning and make significant contributions to the overall improvement of their schools.

Program Highlights:

  • Named a Top Online Graduate Education Program by U.S. News & World Report, 2017
  • Outstanding Faculty
  • Flexibility and Convenience

Learn More About the Program
A great way to experience the Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction is to try a course or two. For more information, visit UMass Lowell's Program Information page or complete the request form to the right.

Sample a Course

RESIDENTS OF ARKANSAS, KANSAS AND MINNESOTA
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is not presently accepting applications or registrations for online courses, degrees or certificate programs from residents of Arkansas, Kansas or Minnesota. Due to recent legislative changes the University of Massachusetts Lowell is not seeking state authorization to offer online programs in those states. State and federal laws require colleges and universities to receive state authorization to offer online programs in states other than their own. Current UML students that move their residence to one of these states should contact Catherine_Hamilton@uml.edu in Online and Continuing Education to determine their eligibility to continue their program of study.

 

Tuition/Fees: 

New students register for courses using UMass Lowell's New Student Registration Form. Follow the instructions for registering included on the form. Current students register for their courses online by logging in to the secure Student Information System (SIS).

Please see fee schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $470
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Late Fee for Nonpayment $50
Total For Course** $1,440 ($470 x 3 credits = $1,410 + $30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

For additional registration information, visit UMass Lowell's Division of Online and Continuing Education Website. Registration is administered through UMass Lowell's Registrar's Office. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact the Registrar's Office at 978-934-2550.

Accreditation: 

The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

UMass Lowell's College of Education (GSE) is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and is one of the region's leading providers of graduate-level programs in education.

Did you know?

The University of Massachusetts has earned many awards for its distance learning programs, faculty and technology including:

  • 21st Century Best Practices Award, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • Excellence in Faculty Development, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Programming, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Teaching, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Distance Teaching Education, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
Admissions: 

Admission is competitive. Apply early!

1.  Read application form instructions carefully and complete the form. Click here for the application (online or pdf format).

2.  On a separate sheet of paper, submit a brief, carefully worded statement indicating your immediate and long-range goals, relevant work history, academic honors/awards received, and any teaching experience and/or research conducted/published that may be pertinent to your graduate program. [two-page maximum recommended]

3. Download this form and make three (3) copies of it. You are required to send three (3) letters of recommendation. They should be from instructors who have taught you, ideally in the field to which you are applying. Recommendations may also be from employers or supervisors who are in a position to compare your performance to that of your peers. Recommendation letters should be signed and sealed in envelopes by the referees, and mailed to the Graduate School Admissions Office at UMass Lowell with the other application materials.

4. Provide official transcripts with appropriate degrees awarded from all colleges and universities you have attended. These should be sent in sealed and signed envelopes. If you received your degree from UMass Lowell, it is not necessary for you to request a transcript from the UMass Lowell Registrar's Office.

5. If you are applying for Financial Aid, please fill out the FAFSA form at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

For additional information on the application process for UMass Lowell's Online Graduate degrees and certificates, visit http://www.uml.edu/grad/.

Submit all required items to:

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Office of Graduate Admissions
Cumnock Hall, Suite 110
One University Avenue
Lowell, MA 01854-5130

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please check with UMass Lowell's Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility.

For more information or if you have additional questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220 or financialaidquestions@uml.edu.

Request Information

Contact: 
UMass Lowell Graduate School of Education
Phone: 
978-934-4600
Campus: 
Lowell
Level: 
Graduate
Type: 
Master's Degree
Credits: 
30
Tuition Per Credit: 
$470
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Curriculum and Instruction
Education
Instructional Design
Social Development & Education
Degree Finder Course Finder Request Information 877-MY-UMASS