Curriculum & Instruction-Elementary Education, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)


The department ensures that its professional education programs are based on essential knowledge, established and current research findings, and sound professional practice. The Department offers a M.Ed. in 17 areas of concentration as well as a M.S. in 13 of those areas. The master's degree consists of required core courses coupled with courses specifically related to the area of concentration. A culminating experience or thesis concludes the degree and provides evidence of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions gained while in the program.

Career Possibilities
  • Teacher in an elementary school in public or private institutions
  • Teacher in a child care facility for young children
  • Manager or coach in a recreational facility
  • Curriculum developer

Programme Structure

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Understand the strength and weakness of different teaching strategies and their research bases.
  • Recognize the relationship among teaching strategies, needs of individual students and assessment of student learning.
  • Recognize the influences of teachers’ beliefs on their decisions about teaching strategies.
  • Comprehend history, perspectives, process, components of curriculum development, and research bases for curriculum development.
  • Observe, reflect, and analyze different teaching strategies in action and choose proper teaching strategies for particular teaching goals and objectives.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Bachelor’s Degree – You must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or an approved international equivalent.
  • Grade Point Average – You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for your bachelor’s degree, or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours) of your bachelor’s degree.
  • Additional Requirements – Factors that may also be considered by the academic department to which you are applying include test scores (like the GRE or GMAT), the type of course work completed during undergraduate studies, letters of recommendation, writing samples or portfolios.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    21858 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21858 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    7948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7948 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Las Vegas

  • 880 - 1430 USD/month
    Living Costs

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