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Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction now 100% online

May 21, 2014

Teachers and other education professionals seeking to complete a master’s degree can now do so entirely online through Stephens College.

Effective immediately, the College’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is a 14-month, 100% online program. That’s a switch from its predecessor, which required students to spend a week on campus two consecutive summers.

“We know a lot of people want to teach summer school or have summer travel plans,” said Dr. Leslie Willey, director of the M.Ed. program and dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. “By eliminating the on-campus week in June, this opens the door for more people to take advantage of our program.”

The M.Ed. allows working professionals to complete assignments, group projects and presentations through multi-media platforms online. In many cases, students can apply what they’re learning in class to their own homerooms and schools.

“It’s designed for full-time teachers,” Willey said. “We stay current with curriculum trends, so it’s really relevant to a teacher’s life. We want them to adapt assignments and projects to use in their classrooms and to share best practices with one another.” 

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