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Master of Education (M.Ed.)

7-week 100% online

Curriculum and Teaching

The part-time master’s program in curriculum and teaching at BGSU is designed for practicing teachers who want to expand their existing license and build 21st-century technology skills. It takes about two years to complete.

The M.Ed. program enhances curricular innovation and teaching practices necessary for master teachers. It is based on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession.

Seven-week courses during the academic year (or six-week courses in the summer) and field-based teaching experiences lead to a final project or thesis.

The required 12 credit hours of electives offer the choice of an Ohio teaching certificate or an endorsement. Students also may choose from contemporary offerings in alignment with Ohio’s teaching needs or design their own customized curricular focus to fulfill the elective requirement.

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Program highlights

  • Flexibility. Choose from six start dates throughout the year.
  • Two for one. Graduate from BGSU with your master’s and an endorsement or certificate. Or choose electives to tailor your own customized curricular focus.
  • Diverse field experiences. Put theory into practice. Courses are tied to field experiences that promote hands-on learning.
  • Engaging, relevant courses. Seven-week courses during the academic year (or six weeks in the summer)  are thought-provoking and address current education issues. Our expert faculty focus on assessment and data-driven decisions.
  • Technology-rich program. Stay current in the ever-changing field of educational technology.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the curriculum and teaching master’s program at BGSU meet the highest standards in teaching and learning in Ohio and nationally. Ohio teachers, especially those with a M.Ed. and in-demand endorsements and certificates, will always be competitive for teaching jobs in Ohio.

Career paths

  • Intervention specialist
  • Lead teacher
  • Reading certified teacher
  • Senior professional educator
  • Instructional specialist


The master’s program in curriculum and teaching cultivates modern approaches to teaching and learning in today’s educational environments. 

The comprehensive curriculum equips candidates with research skills and applied classroom knowledge needed to help pupils succeed in contemporary classrooms.

Seven-week courses and field-based teaching experiences lead to a final project or thesis.

The required 12 credit hours of electives offers you a choice of an Ohio teaching certificate or an endorsement. Or you can customize a personal curricular focus that meets your goals and interests.

We reserve the right to adjust the courses offered, course sequence and content as necessary to continually upgrade and improve the program.

Required courses

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Sample courses

  • Curriculum Inquiry (with field experience)
  • Curriculum Issues and Trends (with field experience)
  • Classroom Technology for Teachers
  • Advanced Pedagogy and Best Practices (with field experience)
  • Qualitative Approaches to Classroom Inquiry
  • Using Assessment and Research to Improve Practice 

Graduate-level certificate and endorsement options

As part of your required 12 hours of electives, you can choose from contemporary certificates and endorsements in alignment with Ohio’s teaching needs. Endorsements are Ohio-specific and may have prerequisites or require further exams.

Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement – Prepares teachers holding an Ohio K-3 license to teach all subject areas in grades 4 and 5.

Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement – Prepares teachers holding an Ohio Middle Childhood Education license to add one or two academic areas to their licenses, enabling them to teach the added subjects in grades 4-6.

Reading Endorsement – For candidates who wish to focus on positions as reading teachers at all grade levels and with all students.

Computer Technology Endorsement – Prepares teachers for leadership for local, state or national educational technology initiatives; candidates also will be licensed to teach K-12 computer science courses.

Workforce Development Certificate – Certificate is required coursework to advance a four-year Ohio Alternative Educator License to a five-year Ohio Professional License.

Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate – Provides educators with knowledge and skills to meet the educational and psychosocial needs of individuals with ASD.

Assistive Technology Certificate – Enables educators to help individuals with disabilities participate more fully in their homes, schools and communities through assistive technology.

Secondary Transition Certificate – Prepares you to help students with disabilities be successful in life after high school.

Quality Matters LogoBGSU is the only university in Ohio and one of just nine in the nation to earn the Quality Matters Online Learner Support certificate for all of our seven-week online programs. The certificate recognizes that our programs provide the critical services needed for student success and that we use student feedback to continuously improve those services.

BGSU College of Education and Human Development

The Master of Education in curriculum and teaching is a program from the School of Inclusive Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Development.