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Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction

College of Education

Location: Lincoln, Omaha, Online
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The Masters in Education (M.Ed.) program is committed to giving special attention to the needs of K-12 teachers. Many of the classes offered through our site-based graduate programs in Nebraska are held in K-12 schools across the state.

Doane University's graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction consists of both coursework and field experiences. Our program is designed for students to enhance their knowledge, attitude and skills. There are also options for a Professional or Administrative Certification. In addition to offering courses online and on our campuses, we teach courses in Hastings, Norfolk, and North Platte. 


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The Doane Difference

Professional Advising

We take education and student goals personally. That's why from the moment our students register for classes to the day they graduate, they are assigned to a professional academic advisor. Our approach to advising makes Doane the university of choice for our learners. We make it easy to balance work, life, and academics. 

Academic Support

The Academic Support Center is dedication to providing students with the support, resources, and tools to succeed. Support is available in a variety of areas including writing, reading, time management, proofreading, and tutoring. 

Career Development

Support for students and alumni in advancing their carers and cultivating job search skills in resume writing, interviewing, and more. Key relationships are fostered with employers t open pathways for internships and employment.

Program Information

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Program Design

Thirty-six credit hours are required for the Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Five courses are required; the remaining courses are electives, which are selected by the graduate student in consultation with the academic adviser to best meet the professional goals of the graduate student. Students are allowed to register for a maximum of six credit hours each term in the fall and spring and 12 credit hours during the summer term.

Elective credits:

Select 21 elective credits from prefixes EDU, EDC, EDS or COE 615, COE 630, & COE 633 in consultation with your academic advisor to best meet your professional goals.

Program Completion Criteria

All students must successfully meet the following requirements to complete the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree:

Non-Degree Seeking Student

The non-degree seeking category consists of students who do not wish to pursue a graduate degree at Doane University, but want to take graduate courses.Although there is no limit on the amount of credit that may be earned, if a non-degree-seeking student later wishes to pursue the Master of Education degree at Doane University, no more than 12 credits earned while in the non-degree status may be applied toward the graduate degree.

If a student feels there are extenuating circumstances, the student may petition the Graduate Committee of the Whole to accept more than 12 hours completed as a non-degree-seeking student.

A student who has taken coursework as a non-degree-seeking student and who later wishes to be admitted into a degree program must complete all requirements for full admission and all program requirements currently in effect, instead of those in effect when the coursework began.

Endorsements and Specializations

Doane’s College of Education is centered on the whole student, both ours and yours. At Doane, tomorrow’s teachers develop the skills they need not only to be exceptional educators, but also to excel in their lives and careers, wherever life takes them.

Some educators feel an additional calling to meet a special need in education, and for them Doane offers several special educational endorsements and specializations. Each gives aspiring teachers additional skills to rise to a special challenge in teaching.

Note: Students have the option to take our Social Emotional Learning Specialization as a non-degree seeking student. For more information please visit the Social Emotional Learning Specialization Page.