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Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – General Online

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About the Program

Complete in as few as 12 months
30 credit hours
$265 per credit hour

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction general program covers every facet of pedagogy, emphasizing your role in supporting innovative, transformational learning environments. With your M.Ed. degree, you can pursue career advancement in the classroom and beyond as a curriculum specialist or instructional coordinator. In this 100% online program, you will study professional ethics, assessment and evaluation, and K-12 curriculum development.

Online Courses

For the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, you will complete a total of 10 courses equaling 30 hours, including 18 hours of core coursework and 12 hours of general C & I specialty courses.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of research methodology and literature related to solving educational problems and improving the learning process.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Educators will explore, critically appraise, and apply the historical and philosophical foundations of education to their professional practice. Attention will be given to such topics as the purposes of education, professional ethics, technology and education, and diversity in schooling and society.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An investigation of contemporary problems of classroom instruction and related educational and social concerns. Additional strategies for coping with these problems are examined.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Theoretical and practical foundations to empower visionary leaders with the required innovative, culturally responsive knowledge/skills required to thrive in a variety of socio-economically and/or geographically diverse organizations, such as: K-12 schools, for and/or non-profit organizations, universities, libraries and museums.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Legal regulations as they relate to the administration of public schools.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will empower students with the theoretical and practical foundation to create and support innovative, transformational learning environments that are infused with technology.

Other elective courses may be selected at the discretion of the department's Graduate Committee (comprised of the program coordinators).

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The examination of the curriculum worker's task of helping teachers to attain and maintain a desirable learning and teaching situation for both elementary and secondary school students.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Using critical reflection, educators will develop ethical habits of mind and heart to enhance and enrich their professional practice. John Dewey wrote that "communication is not an announcement. It is an invitation to participation." You've been invited!

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Explores the use of a range of formal and informal assessment methods to plan for instruction, to monitor and evaluate student progress, to involve students in the assessment process, and to report student achievement to various audiences.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Effective strategies for collaboration with families, other educators, related service providers, and personnel from community agencies in culturally responsive ways to promote the learning and well-being of students and the value of local school/community support for district priorities and policies.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will prepare educators to work in schools to meet the unique behavioral needs of learners in K-12 through systemic, positive, prevention focused and data-based decision making. The course will prepare the educator to collaborate with other school professions to plan interventions to meet the needs of students who present challenging behaviors.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Philosophical, historical and legal foundations of special education. Introduction to roles and responsibilities of the special educator and legal and ethical requirements of the profession. Theoretical perspectives related to the nature and needs of persons with disabilities.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces studies that provide an understanding of the nature and needs of persons at all developmental levels and in diverse cultural contexts. This course also provides a systematic study of human development emphasizing physical, personality, cognitive, moral and psychosocial developmental theories and issues, with an emphasis on facilitating optimal development and wellness over the lifespan.


At SOSU, we offer multiple start dates throughout the year so you never have to wait long to get started on your online degree program. The chart below shows upcoming start dates, along with important deadlines, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

Term Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Spring 2019 3/11/2019 2/25/2019 2/25/2019 3/8/2019 3/8/2019 5/5/2019
Summer 2019 5/13/2019 4/29/2019 4/29/2019 5/10/2019 5/10/2019 6/30/2019
Summer 2019 7/1/2019 6/17/2019 6/17/2019 6/27/2019 6/27/2019 8/18/2019
Fall 2019 8/26/2019 8/12/2019 8/12/2019 8/23/2019 8/23/2019 10/13/2019
Fall 2019 10/21/2019 10/7/2019 10/7/2019 10/18/2019 10/18/2019 12/15/2019

Tuition & Financial Aid


Southeastern Oklahoma State University offers its students the opportunity to earn their online degree with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition and the convenience of tuition that includes fees.

Per Credit Hour Per Three Credit Hour Course Per Program
$265 $795 $7,950* total tuition, including fees

Additional Fees

Application: $20
International Student Application: $55

Books will average about $100 per course.

*Tuition and fees as of Fall 2017. University reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. The first step in applying for financial aid is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). SOSU's Federal School Code is 003179.

Contact Us

Student Financial Aid Office
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Phone: (580) 745-2186

Fax: (580) 745-7469



Southeastern Oklahoma State University's online M.Ed. programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify. If you have any special circumstances that need further clarification, please contact us at 844-515-9100.

To meet the admission requirements for the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction - General online program, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA or minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of courses, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA AND a packet consisting of a current resume, one professional letter of recommendation, and letter of application which outlines the applicant's career goals and objectives (including how an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction - General will enhance their career) that must be reviewed and approved by program faculty, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university and at least 6 hours in a graduate program from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be in good standing at previous university
  • No GRE is required for Southeastern Oklahoma State University online M.Ed. programs

International Application and Admissions Requirements:

Please note that students with an F-1 visa are ineligible for online programs. Scan and email #2, #4 and #5 (below) to International Student Services at

  1. Complete Profile (this will also serve as the application).
  2. Academic Records:
    • Original, final post-secondary transcript(s) and diploma(s) from each college or university attended. If your transcript is not issued in English, we require the original document as well as an English translation done by your school(s) or a professional translating company. Original = issued by a school or examination board with an official signature and school stamp or seal.
    • Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be analyzed by a NACES educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE. For IERF, students need to choose the "detailed report" option and select Southeastern Oklahoma State University from the menu. IERF will send the evaluation of your records to our International Student Services office.
  3. English Proficiency: internet-based TOEFL score of 79 or an IELTS Academic score of 6.5; taken within 2 years of enrollment.
    • For TOEFL, let us know your registration number and have your score report sent to Southeastern (institution code: 6657).
    • For IELTS, let us know your TRF number.
    • You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if:
      1. English is your first language
      2. You have a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university.
  4. Financial Support: Submit a Graduate Affidavit of Financial Support, along with an original bank statement stamped and signed by a bank official (within 6 months of your enrollment), demonstrating that your sponsor has a liquid U.S. $ balance that covers the cost of your enrollment at Southeastern for the first year of your degree program. All documents must be in English. If not, an English translation must accompany the original.
  5. Passport Name Page: Copy of the biographic page of your passport showing your name, date of birth, passport number and expiration date. If dependents will accompany you to Southeastern, provide copies of their passport biographic pages, along with marriage and birth certificates, as applicable, to verify your family relationship.
  6. US $55.00 Application Fee: This is not refundable. You have two options for making the payment:
    • Credit card: Call the Southeastern Business Office (580-745-2350) with a credit card number and your Student ID (we will email your student ID number to you after you submit the Complete Profile). Note: Please tell the Business Office that you are an international applicant.
    • Money order: Pay to Southeastern Oklahoma State University (in U.S. $ and with your name on it).

Official sealed transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University/Registrar-M.Ed. Programs
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347