The Womack Educational Leadership Department offers a non-licensure generalist Curriculum
and Instruction major leading to a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree. This program
is completely online and designed to foster the development of teaching skills that
result in increased pupil performance. By analyzing curriculum choices and strategies,
along with best teaching practices, those who participate in the program will be better
equipped to provide an environment in which students engage in relevant and meaningful
learning activities. Students engage with other K-12 educators and curriculum leaders
in a cohort as they complete online coursework.
Program’s flexibility lets students maintain healthy work-life balance
Chad Lyon teaches Interdisciplinary Science and Research (ISR) at Stratford STEM School
in Nashville, TN. He develops 4 years of curriculum alongside a Vanderbilt Post-Doctoral
Scientist to deliver college-level research goals and experimental designs for his
pathway of classes. He stated that as a coach, educator, and father, the flexibility
of the Curriculum and Instruction Online Program allowed him to successfully work
toward finishing his Master’s Degree without sacrificing other personal and teaching
commitments. He expects the degree to increase his marketability as an educator in
the regional market and abroad.
MTSU College of Graduate Studies
Graduates from the Curriculum and Instruction programs may be employed in a variety
of positions. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Central Office Personnel
- Classroom Teacher
- Curriculum Specialist
- Department Chair
- Instructional Coach, Leader, or Supervisor
- Teacher Mentor
- Team Leader
- Training and Development Specialist
MTSU graduates are employed through various school districts throughout Tennessee;
- Bedford County Schools
- Cannon County Schools
- Coffee County Schools
- Franklin County Schools
- Franklin Special School District Schools
- Lebanon Special School District Schools
- Murfreesboro City Schools
- Metro-Davidson Schools
- Rutherford County Schools
- Sumner County Schools
- Tullahoma Schools
- Van Buren County Schools
- Warren County Schools
- Wayne County Schools
- White County Schools
- Williamson County Schools
- Wilson County Schools
Please view the Academic Map to get acquainted with the program curriculum. The full catalog details will be shared
at the beginning of the new semester.
What is an MTSU Online Course?
- MTSU online course instruction takes place in MTSU’s Desire2Learn (D2L) learning management system (LMS).
- No physical attendance may be required. However, students may be offered optional
meetings and proctored exams.
- Students classified as Tennessee non-residents and who are exclusively taking online
courses may take advantage of an eRate.
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