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University System of Maryland Hagerstown

Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction

Program Purposes

This program is designed for the classroom teacher who may also have some curricular and/or instructional leadership responsibilities. Examples of such teacher positions would include: department heads, pod leaders, and grade-level heads. Further, the program is intended to prepare classroom teachers for additional teaching responsibilities by increasing their curricular and instructional skills, while adding to their content background.


This program does not lead to advanced certification. The Curriculum and Instruction program provides education professionals from varying backgrounds the opportunity for advanced study. As such, the program is organized around the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Core Propositions. Those completing a C&I degree with the intent of applying for National Board certification will take CUIN 515 and the EDUC 700 capstone course in order to prepare their certification application and produce their NBPTS portfolio.

Levels of Specialization

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Educational Technology

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