Master s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed.
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 Graduate School of Education, the program is created for experienced teachers interested in broadening their professional knowledge and expanding the contributions they make to education. This program is designed for licensed teachers who are not seeking a new license, but are interested in obtaining a graduate level degree that will allow them to apply this knowledge to improve teaching and enhance 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.
- Outstanding Faculty
- Flexibility and Convenience
- Provides experienced practitioners with a broad understanding of curriculum development and an in-depth examination of new instructional techniques
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.
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 into the secure Student Information System (SIS).
Please see Fee Schedule below.
*Applicable when checks returned unpaid.
**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 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.
The Graduate School 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.
University of Massachusetts has earned several awards for its distance learning programs, faculty and technology including:
- University of Massachusetts Lowell’s B.S. in Information Technology Ranked Among Top Affordable Online IT Degrees by Get Educated in 2011
- UMass Ranked Among Top 10 Best Colleges in Online Education in Communication Public Relations Degrees. 2011 by The Best Colleges
- UMass ranks 19th highest-rated university in the world by the Times of London.
- UMass ranked 56th in the Times of London’s Top 200
- UMassOnline, UMass Boston President’s Special Achievement Award, Valerie C. Haven, Sloan-C 2010 Awards
- University of Massachusetts Ranked Among Top 28 Best Value in Online Education for Human Services Psychology Professionals. 2009 by Get Educated
- Ranked Top 10 Online Degrees Colleges – September 2009 (Online Degree Reviews.com)
- UMassOnline Awarded Public Sector of the Year by Mass Technology Leadership Council. 2008
- Most Outstanding Online Teaching and Learning Program. UMass Lowell’s Online Graduate Behavioral Intervention in Autism Program, Sloan Consortium Excellence Awards, 2008
- ‘Excellence in Online Teaching’ Award. Dr. Jeannette E. Riley, Sloan Consortium Excellence Awards, 2008
- 21st Century Best Practices Award. United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
- Program of Excellence. University Continuing Education Association (UCEA)-Journalism Certificate
- Excellence in Faculty Development. Sloan-C Excellence Awards
- Excellence in Online Programming. Sloan-C Excellence Awards
- Excellence in Online Teaching. Sloan-C Excellence Awards
- UMass Amherst Isenberg MBA, Top 10 national rankings, #4 Best Professors (2005, 2006, 2007 Princeton Review: Best Business Schools rankings)
- 4th in Primary Care Education. U.S. World Reports
- Excellence in Distance Teaching Education – United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
Admission is competitive – Apply early!
1. Read application form instructions carefully and complete 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, 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 sealed in envelopes by the referees and mailed to the Graduate School Admissions Office, UMass Lowell, with the other application materials.
4. Provide a complete and official transcript with appropriate degrees awarded in a sealed envelope. Include transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended. These should be sent in sealed 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
Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please check with UMass Lowell’s Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility.