Degree type(s): Master's
Degree field(s): Education
Location(s): Online
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Master of Education in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Online Program

The Master of Education in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment online master’s program at the University of Mary is designed to help you to develop skills and expertise to help your students achieve their highest potential. An ideal option for licensed teachers and teaching professionals who are seeking additional credentials, you can also earn a North Dakota teacher's license as you work toward your master’s degree. This graduate program includes a capstone project for which you have the option to complete either a thesis or a comprehensive professional portfolio.

The M.Ed. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment is conveniently offered as an online program at the University of Mary. You can also earn your Master of Education degree in a blended program format that combines online and on-site classes.

Master of Education Program Highlights

The University of Mary’s online Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment M.Ed. program enables you to earn your graduate degree on your schedule while still having access to all the support and resources you need to achieve your master’s degree:

  • Gain skills that will help you to grow as an educator and expand your employment options.
  • Study, share, and submit work using our state-of-the-art online learning platform.
  • Develop an online community with whom you can connect academically, professionally, and even socially.
  • Earn your Master of Education degree in an accredited program at an affordable, private, Catholic university.
  • Access career and academic counseling services throughout your program.

EDU 565 Statistics (3)
EDU 567 Diversity in Culture and Human Relations (2)
EDU 608 Foundations in Education (2)

Thesis Option:
EDU 700 Research Seminar I (1)
EDU 701 Research Seminar II (1)
EDU 704 Research Presentation (3)

Portfolio Option:
EDU 705 Portfolio Preparation (2)
EDU 706 Portfolio Presentation (2)

Emphasis Area Requirements (13 semester credits):
EDU 566 School Curriculum K-12 (3)
EDU 570 Differentiated Instruction (3)
EDU 620 Integrating Technology (2)
EDU 637 Educational Assessment (3)
EDU 645 School and Family Relations (2)


Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Individuals holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and who have an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 overall, or 2.75 during the last two years of the undergraduate degree, or 3.0 in a major field will be admitted to begin graduate study.

Individuals seeking a North Dakota credential or endorsement must hold a bachelor’s degree in education from an accredited institution, have the appropriate North Dakota licensure and years of experience, as well as the required coursework, to be recommended for North Dakota credentialing or endorsement by the University of Mary Department of Education.

In most cases, the requirements listed below must be met prior to admission for graduate study. In addition, a student must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 in order to continue in the graduate program in education. To complete the application process, please submit:

  • Completed application (to include goal statement)
  • Current teacher education licensure (unless seeking licensure)
  • Two letters of reference
  • Resume identifying appropriate experience
  • Application/enrollment fee

Graduate credit earned at other institutions may be accepted toward a degree at the University of Mary. Upon approval, up to one-third of the required credits may be transferred as part of the graduate degree.

Dr. Carmelita Lamb, PhD - [email protected] - Associate Dean

For information about the graduate education program, please contact Dr. Brenda Tufte, Graduate Chair, at [email protected] or the University of Mary Admissions Office at (800) 288-MARY.

If you are considering an online master’s degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, you might also be interested in the following online graduate programs at the University of Mary: