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Master of Education in
Curriculum and Instruction
A Note from the Program Director

Kristen Crabtree-Groff, Ed.D
Associate Professor of Teacher Education and Director of Master of Arts in Education Program

701-252-3467 ext. 5597
Kristen.CrabtreeGro@uj.edu

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is a 30-hour graduate program for licensed teachers interested in shaping the future of education through classroom-based practices.

Students will master practical knowledge in current trends in teacher leadership, 21st century learning, and school improvement efforts.

Courses are taught in sequence through online delivery and include active discussion, self-reflection, and inquiry.

Grounded in extant research in educational leadership and student learning, the program provides practical tools and resources to design and deliver professional development, serve as an instructional coach, or facilitate curricular strategic planning.

We welcome your interest in the program.

Program Strengths

An MED from the University of Jamestown is designed for working teachers who demand a value balance of cost and time of degree completion.

  • Non-thesis program with no entrance exam
  • Five semesters and a summer start
  • Online courses offered one at a time
  • Practical application to classroom teaching
  • Active collaboration with a network of peers
  • Learner-centered focus with competency-based grading
  • Alignment to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

  • Teachers with a Master’s Degree:

  • Advance their careers as model, master, or lead teachers
  • Receive higher pay for increased responsibilities and expertise
  • Serve as instructional coaches and mentors
  • Act as department, grade level, or committee chairs
  • Facilitate school improvement initiatives
  • Develop and deliver professional development
  • Teach AP and college level courses
  • Join a global network of education advocates
  • Are recognized for their unique talents and skills


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Admission Criteria and Process

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