Master of Education

Curriculum and Teaching Online

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching program reflects teaching and learning in the 21st Century and is based on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession.

Choose from 5 different Certificates or Endorsements to embed in this program. See options below.

Whether you seek to expand your existing license, build 21st century technology skills, or strengthen your expertise in reading, this Master of Education degree is for you.

Graduate of this program meet the highest standards in teaching and learning in the State of Ohio and nationally.


Curriculum and Teaching Online Masters Program

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Program Benefits

  • Six start dates throughout the year
  • 7-week classes
  • Choice of endorsement, certificate, or other tailored elective program
  • Engaging professional learning communities


11 online courses (34 hours)
Tuition estimate-$14,700
Finish in 18 months
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Program Benefits (continued)

  • Rigorous, thought-provoking and timely content
  • Dedicated, expert faculty who will assist your transition from professional educator to expert educator
  • Enhanced focus on assessment and data-driven decisions
  • Courses tied to field experiences that promote hands-on learning
  • Core content designed to assist you in making the transition to Master Teacher or Nationally Board Certified teacher
  • Technology-rich program that helps you stay current with the changing nature of the field
  • Emphasis on theory into practice with diverse field experiences

Alumni Testimonials - Learn about these incredible alumni and the impact this graduate program had on their careers!

“Participating in the curriculum and teaching master’s program at BGSU helped me to further develop my skills in my own classroom. Through an understanding of the curriculum, as well as an understanding of early childhood development, I was able to transfer over best-practice strategies for the benefit of my students.”

Kelley Coronado - Whitehouse Primary, Second Grade

“For anyone considering the program at BGSU, I say go for it! Every professor I had was open, flexible, and intelligent. They answered all of my questions and I felt a sense of community even though it was entirely online. I learned a lot that could directly apply to my teacher life. I enjoyed participating in classes and had a wonderful advisor who helped me the entire way!”

Alexa Sword - Brunswick City School District, Title One K-3 Teacher

“Personally and professionally, Bowling Green State University redefined my life’s purpose, perspective and posture.  The program’s expectation of rigorous research, conducted in the context of diverse educational communities, prepared me to think and work effectively as a curriculum consultant, instructional coach and university faculty member.”

Michelle Rygg - Student Teaching Supervisor, Washington State University

Course Requirements

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

  • EDTL   6110 (Fall) Curriculum Inquiry (3) with field experience
  • EDTL   6120 (Fall) Classroom Technology for Teachers (3)
  • EDTL   6770 (Summer) Curriculum Issues and Trends (3) with field experience
  • EDTL   6500 (Summer) Advanced Pedagogy and Best Practices (3)



  • EDTL   6530 (Spring) Qualitative Approaches to Classroom Inquiry (3)

Choose One:


ELECTIVES (12): Choose a stackable certificate or endorsement

Choice of graduate-level endorsement and certificate courses OR Elective courses of your choice 

  Description of Coursework Pre-requisites

Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement (15 credits) 

36 credits total to degree

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

  • EDTL 4500/5500: Upper Elementary Social Studies Instruction (3) 
  • EDTL 4501/5501: Upper Elementary Math Instruction (3) · 
  • EDTL 4502/5502: Upper Elementary Science Instruction (3) ·
  • EDTL 4503/5503: Upper Elementary Language Arts Instruction (3) · 
  • HDFS 4504/5504: Development and Learning in Children 8-12 (3)
Ohio K-3 License

Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement (12 credits)

33 credits total to degree

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.

Language Arts 
EDTL 5503: Upper Elementary Language Arts (3)
EDTL 6400: Advanced Literacy & Language Arts (3)

EDTL 5501: Upper Elementary Math (3)
EDTL 6410: Advanced Methods in Elementary (3)Math
EDTL 5502: Upper Elementary Science (3)
EDTL 6420: Advanced Methods in Elementary (3)Science
Social Studies 
EDTL 5500: Teaching Ohio and the Americas (3)
EDTL 6430: Advanced Methods in Intermediate Grades Social Studies (3)

Ohio 4-9 Middle Childhood Education License

Reading Endorsement (15 credits)


33 credits total to degree (EDTL 6910 waived for EDTL 6280)

For candidates who wish to focus on positions as reading teachers at all grade levels and with all students. The Ohio Reading Endorsement Program leads to an endorsement on a valid teaching license. In addition to completing these courses, candidates must pass the Ohio Assessment for Educators Reading Subtest I (038) and Reading Subtest II (039) to obtain the PreK-12 Reading Endorsement.

  • EDTL 6200: Content Literacy P-12 (3)
  • EDTL 6210: Literacy: Theories and Applications (3)
  • EDTL 6220: Classroom Literacy Assessment and Intervention (3)
  • EDTL 6260: Role of Phonics and Word Recognition in Reading and Instruction (3)
  • EDTL 6280: Practicum in Literacy Intervention (3)

(a) Current Educator license

(b) complete Baccalaureate degree, and

(c) completion of 9-12 prerequisite hours of reading course work, dependent on current license held

Computer Technology Endorsement (16 credits)


34 credits total to degree (EDTL 6120 waived for EDTL 6310)

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

  • EDTL 6310: Technology in the 21st Century Classroom (3)
  • EDTL 6320: Technology Leadership and Professional Development (3)
  • EDTL 6330: Dynamic Media (3)
  • EDTL 6350: Real World School Tech (3)
  • EDTL 6360: Internet in the Educational Community (3)
  • EDTL 6390: Special Topics in Classroom Technology (1)

K-12 Online Teaching and Learning Certificate (13 credits)


34 credits total to degree

Prepares K-12 classroom teachers to be effective online teachers by providing them with research skills necessary to investigate student learning within online K-12 educational contexts.

  • EDFI 6300: Psychological Foundations of E-Learning (3)
  • EDFI 6400: Educational Technology and Societies (3) Elective
  • EDFI 6500: Designing, Managing, and Evaluating E-Learning & E-Learning Environments (3)
  • EDFI 6960: Supervised Teaching Practicum in eLearning (4)

Elective suggestions include: 

EDFI   6000 Philosophy of Education
EDFI   6010
 Comparative Education
EDFI   6020
 History of Education
EDFI   6030
 Cultural Studies in Education
EDTL   6200
 Content Literacy P-12
EDTL   6800
 Graduate Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction
EDTL   6950
 Workshop in Curriculum and Instruction

other courses as  approved by graduate advisor

Application Requirements


Submit Your Graduate College Application Online

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Note:  All graduate level programs use the same Graduate College Application. A $45 nonrefundable application fee is assessed for domestic applications. The international application fee is $75.


Submit Official Transcripts and Standardized Test Scores  

TRANSCRIPTS: As part of the online application process  you will upload scanned copies of transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be submitted to the Graduate College.

Request official transcripts and test scores be sent to:

Graduate College
120 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

TEST SCORES: One of the following test scores are to be submitted as part of the online application process. Non-original scores must be notarized. Any of following tests are accepted: Praxis Scores, OAE scores (Ohio Assessment for Educators), or GRE scores (within last 5 years). NOTE:If a person already possesses a master's degree then no test scores are required.

Non-native speakers of English must have a minimum 80 TOEFL IBT, 53 PTEA, or 7.0 IELTS score. For information on the GRE/Praxis/TOEFL tests, visit the Educational Testing Service website.

You will be enrolled in and receive your graduate degree from the College of Education and Human Development