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Loyola University Chicago

School of Education


M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

Degree Requirements

Total Hours: 30
Practicum: Yes - includes an Action Research Project
Comprehensive: Written Exam
Thesis: None

Length of the Program
A full-time student enrolled in three courses per semester can complete this program in two academic years, with an allowance for the written exam in the fourth semester.  Part time students who enroll in two courses per semester in an academic year typically complete the program in six semesters. Students have five years from acceptance to complete the program. (See SOE Policy: Time Limit for Degree Completion)

Continuous Enrollments
Master's students in Curriculum and Instruction are required to maintain the status of continuous enrollment during their program of studies. This means that during each semester of each academic year (excluding Summer Sessions), each student must enroll in at least one course. (See SOE Policy: Time Limit for Degree Completion)

A formal leave of absence may be granted upon request and the approval of the School of Education’s Associate Dean of Student Academic Services.

Curriculum Plan
Completion of the M.Ed. degree program in Curriculum and Instruction requires 30 semester hours and completion of a written exam.

Students should present transcript evidence of successful completion ("B" or better) of the course listed below, or its equivalent.  Students who enter the program without a current course in classroom assessment must complete CIEP 425 during their course of study. CIEP 425 may not be substituted for one of the elective courses.

Required Courses (24 semester hours)

Electives (6 semester hours)

Comprehensive Assessment   
A written (take home) comprehensive is required. Students who apply will be e-mailed instructions and questions. The results will be communicated in writing. C&I Comprehensive Policy

Comprehensive application deadlines:

Degree Conferral
While the commencement ceremony is every May, degrees can be conferred May, August, and December. Students must apply for graduation/degree conferral. Students should apply for graduation in the semester they anticipate completing all degree requirements. Failure to meet application deadlines may result in a delay of the conferral of the degree to the following semester. Applications for Degree Conferral are due:

*Students having their degrees conferred in August are eligible to participate in the proceeding May Commencement.

Please note the degree conferral application is valid for only one semester. If the degree is not conferred for the semester requested, a new application is required for a subsequent semester.


School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
312.915.6800 ยท SchlEduc@luc.edu

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