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M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is a 30 to 36-hour degree program focused on equipping students to be leaders in the field of education. This program prepares its graduates for careers such as Curriculum and Instruction Directors, Curriculum and Content Coordinators, Academic Specialists/Facilitators, Instructional Coaches, Grade Level/Department Chairs, and many more. The professors in our program equip our graduate students with the knowledge and tools necessary to lead endeavors in curriculum and instruction in order to bring about student success.

More than an Education

Experiential learning, relevant application, and thorough research provide a unique educational experience for students in the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program. Each of the classes has been researched and tailored to the work in your schools as an instructional leader or a  curriculum designer. This degree will also engage you in those higher levels of learning within an environment of support and care. Our vision for you – as a change agent impacting the lives of all of those you serve, will be communicated in and through each class. Educators have a mighty task before them, and students in the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction go out into their spheres of influence equipped and ready for the work at hand!

Marked by Service

Service-learning at DBU is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates academic instruction, community service, and guided reflection from a Christ-centered, faith-based perspective in order to enhance student learning, to foster global civic responsibility, and to develop servant leaders.

Karla Hagan
"I am eager for the opportunity to walk with you as you prepare for this next chapter of service in our life. Your work matters, and I will do all that I can to support your vision and call in the world of education, and specifically, in curriculum and instruction."

- Karla Hagan, Program Director
214-333-5831 | karla@dbu.edu



“I have been blessed to call DBU home not once, but twice. The professors at DBU are readily available to help you in any area of need. You’re not just “one of their students.” You are an individual who is cared and prayed for daily. I couldn’t imagine attending any other university. DBU is home. DBU is family.”
– Andrea Hutchins
"DBU is not just a university where you can earn your degree; it is a class act in every sense of the word. The instructors were supportive and infused the Lord's Spirit and teachings into their lessons. DBU is a place where you can serve the Lord, expand your knowledge in your chosen profession, and truly be a part of a family."
- Christie Samuelson
“Being a graduate student in the Curriculum and Instruction program at DBU is one of the greatest experiences I have ever had. This program has pushed me outside of my comfort zone and taught me how to look deeply into all aspects of education. Not only has this program had a positive impact on my philosophy of education, but also all of the students whom I have the privilege to reach are positively impacted from the many wonderful things I have learned during my time at DBU.”
- Traci Justice

Our program provides several options to customize your master's degree with dual degrees and advanced certificates.


Instructional Track
  • Christian School Administration
  • Distance Learning
  • English as a Second Language
  • Fine Arts
  • Leadership
  • Learning Technologies
  • Professional Life Coaching
  • Special Education
  • Supervision

Instructional Content Track
  • English
  • Government/Political Science
  • History
Admission Requirements for the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
  • There are no requirements additional to the Graduate School's requirements for Full Admission.

The admission requirements listed above are specific to this degree program and are supplemental to the Graduate School’s requirements for Full Admission. Admission to one graduate program does not guarantee admission to another. Applicants who show potential for graduate study, but do not meet the criteria for Full Admission, may be admitted for up to 12 hours under provisional status. Students admitted under Provisional Admission will be granted Full Admission upon successful completion of 12 credit hours and fulfillment of the conditions of their admission as determined by the Master’s Degrees Admission Committee.

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