The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree with a standard licensure concentration is a 36-hour master's program designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree with a major or substantial courses in or related to social studies, math, or English and who want to teach on the secondary level (7th through 12th grade). Upon completion of the program, students will earn a Master of Education degree and may apply for secondary licensure in social studies, math or English. The program fulfills the educational requirements for an Arkansas secondary licensure.

Course requirements for the Master of Education degree with a concentration in Standard Licensure are as follows: (Click on the following link for course descriptions: Master of Education Course Descriptions)


Curriculum and Instruction Core Requirements (15 hours)

  • Christian Foundations and Instructional Facilitation
  • Human Development
  • Human Intellect and the Brain
  • Action Research and Data Analysis for School and Classroom
  • Differentiated Learning

Standard Licensure Concentration Requirements (21 hours)

  • Pedagogy: Classroom Instruction
  • Pedagogy: Management and Assessment
  • Literacy: All Areas
  • Literacy: Content Specific
  • Practicum I and II
  • Internship
  • Intern Seminar

Minimum Semester hours . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36 hours


Class Locations

Graduate education courses will be offered at the JBU Rogers Center


We are now accepting online applications to the M.Ed. program. To apply, click here: Apply Online