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Education (MAEd) Program Overview

Follow your calling to excellence in teaching with a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction (MAEd) degree at Bluefield University. In the MAEd program, you will enhance your skills as a teacher and elevate your approach to curriculum design.

Master of Arts in Education Degree. Take Your Education Further

In our 30-credit program, you will learn strategies for assessing and evaluating student work, approaches to curriculum design, and foundations of special education. Innovative courses like leading trauma-informed classes, theories of educational leadership, and social-emotional learning in the restorative classroom are also included. The culmination of the program is an action research project where you can explore a topic that interests you.

Do you want to be the best educator possible? The MAEd program at Bluefield University helps you build skills to improve not only your teaching but also the learning experiences of the young people in your classes. Opportunities for educators are available in public schools, private schools, online teaching, community colleges, and community service agencies. After completing your MAEd, you will be prepared to study at the doctoral level.

Available Concentrations


Curriculum & Instruction

This concentration is designed for educators seeking to enhance their skills in designing and implementing effective and innovative curricula. It focuses on teaching strategies, curriculum development, and the use of technology in education. Students will learn how to create engaging, inclusive, and effective learning experiences for diverse student populations. This program is ideal for current or aspiring educators who wish to take on leadership roles in curriculum design and instructional strategies within their schools or districts.


The Graduate Academic Catalog is the student guide to all policies and procedures for Bluefield University.
Teacher licensure is not included in this program

Tuition: $475 Per Credit Hour
Next Start: July 2024 (Online)
Time to Complete: 18 months

Available Grants & Scholarships

Courses & Requirements

Master's Degree (MAEd)
Core Requirements (30 Credits)

  • Assessment & Evaluation for Student Growth
  • Understanding & Implementation of Curriculum
  • Foundations of Special Education
  • Leading Trauma-Sensitive Schools
  • Advanced Educational Psychology
  • Education & Society
  • Research in Education
  • Theories of Educational Leadership
  • Social-Emotional Learning in the Restorative Classroom
  • Action Research in Education
Total Credits: 30

Career opportunities available to graduates of this program include:

Non-Profit Program Director
College Instructor
Curriculum Development/Instructional Designer
Corporate Trainer
Educational Consultant
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