Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed.


UMass Lowell's 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
  • Outstanding faculty
  • Flexibility and convenience

Learn More About This 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 Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed webpage or complete the request form to the right.

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New students register for courses using UMass Lowell's New Student Registration 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.


The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

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)

Admission is competitive. Apply early!

Applicants must submit:

1.  An application.

2.  A statement of purpose.

3. Letters of recommendation.

4. Official transcripts.

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

For additional information on the application process for UMass Lowell's Online Graduate degrees and certificates, visit


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

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