Loyola University Chicago

School of Education


MEd in Curriculum & Instruction

Completion of the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction degree requires 30 semester hours and completion of a written exam. Practicum is required, including an Action Research Project.

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.

  • CIEP 425: Classroom Assessment 

Required Courses (24 semester hours)

  • RMTD 400: Research Methods
  • CIEP 440: Curriculum & Instruction
  • CIEP 442: Curriculum Development & Implementation 
  • CIEP 447: Technology Enhanced Instruction I
  • CIEP 469: Teaching & Learning in Urban Communities
  • CIEP 470: Principles of Instructional Design
  • CIEP 488: Action Research in Teaching & Learning
  • CIEP 561: Practicum

Electives (6 semester hours)

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.

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. 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.

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 (see C&I Comprehensive Policy). Comprehensive application deadlines:

  • Fall Exam: August 1
  • Spring Exam: December 1

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:

  • August 1 for December conferral
  • December 1 for May conferral
  • February 1 for August conferral*

*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.

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