2020-2021 Catalog

Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Education*

Master in Education/Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction

Master of Education degrees may require additional documentation of Professional certification programs or academic credentials. Exceptions to these policies may be made by the dean.

This effective combination of theoretical and experiential learning rewards educators with greater recognition, advancement opportunities, and professional confidence. CityU offers multiple M.Ed. Programs including Professional School Counseling (formally titled “Guidance and Counseling”), Leadership, Reading and Literacy, Special Education, and Curriculum and Instruction with an option for an emphasis area in Specialized Study.

Note: Master of Education program with an asterisk “*” following the program name are offered in performance-based teaching methodology.

The Master of Education will prepare students to:

  • Interpret educational theories and scholarship to inform best practices in education and create engaging learning environments supporting the diverse needs of students.
  • Utilize quantitative reasoning skills to analyze data to inform instruction and assessment that support evidence-based decisions in diverse settings.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the ethical and professional dimensions of teaching through culturally responsive practices.
  • Integrate personal and professional development to navigate the complexities within educational settings.
  • Interpret and apply critical thinking pedagogy through reflective practice.


In addition to City University of Seattle's graduate admission requirements, found under Admissions in the catalog menu, students in this program must also meet the requirements listed below:

Students entering the one of the above listed Master of Education degrees must have a bachelor degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.750 or higher for program admission.  

Total Required Credits (39 Credits)

Foundation Core (12 Credits)

ECU 504Graduate Research and Methodology


ECU 506Practice of Diversity and Global Education


ECU 508School and Community Engagement


Emphasis Requirements (24 Credits)

Curriculum and Instruction Emphasis

ECU 542Instructional Theory and Design


ECU 552Assessment for Student Learning


ECU 561Curriculum Design and Evaluation


ECU 562Differentiated Instruction


Specialized Study Emphasis

Student must choose 24 credits from pre-approved areas of study. Please contact an advisor.

Master Thesis Project (3 Credits)

ECU 601Master of Education Capstone Project