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Programs of Study

The department of Curriculum and Instruction cultivates outstanding educators. Our doctoral students go on to do research and teaching at major universities around the nation and the world. Our masters degree students are excellent teachers who become leaders in their fields. Our undergraduates are highly recruited to teach in settings in Illinois and throughout the US.

Choosing the Right Program

In C&I, we focus on the ways people teach and learn.  Whether you're interested in pursuing research, improving your own teaching or enhancing your career, we've got the program for you.  We offer the following programs:

Types of Graduate Degrees We Offer and Their Academic Requirements:

Master of Education (Ed.M.)Ed.M. degree requirements
Master of Arts (M.A.),
Master of Sciences (M.S.)
M.A., M.S. degree requirements
Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS)CAS degree requirements
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)Ed.D. degree requirements
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)Ph.D. degree requirements


The graduate program in C&I offers opportunities to gain in depth knowledge in particular disciplines related to research, teaching and teacher education. A student may specialize in one of four program areas:

Faculty who focus on particular topics and have expertise in one or many areas are associated with each program area. At the time of applying to or upon acceptance to a graduate program, students are affiliated with a program area. However, students may take courses in any or all of the program areas.

Teacher Licensure for those wanting to teach in the State of Illinois.