The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for the elementary teacher, secondary teacher, or school administrator who desires to elevate their professional capacity to effectively design, implement, and assess curricular and instructional strategies in a variety of classroom settings.









Admissions Requirements

The student must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • An application with Piedmont International University
  • Follow all steps of admissions





Upon completion of the requirements, the graduate will be able to:

  • Communicate a personal philosophy of education that integrates biblically-based truth in curriculum and instruction.
  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of strategies, issues, and trends associated with elementary and/or secondary curriculum and instruction.
  • Evaluate curricula for their worldview, biblical integration, and developmental appropriateness.
  • Lead in the design, implementation, and assessment of effective learning environments for a diverse student population.
  • Integrate technologies appropriate for personal productivity, instructional enhancement, and student development.
  • Critically evaluate and present educational topics to colleagues that reflect current research and contemporary trends.

Summary of Required Hours

Education Studies 12
Professional Studies 18
Applied Electives 6
Total 36

Degree Completion Plan

Maximum Time Limit to Complete Program
Five years

Minimum Hours to be completed at Piedmont
15 hours

Transfer of Credits and Advanced Standing
Transfer credits are not to exceed 50% of the degree requirements.  No Advanced Standing is available.

Length of Program and Graduation
The program is 36 semester hours, with graduation upon completion of the prescribed courses (including Transfer) with a minimum overall GPA of 2.00 and passing the M.A. Comprehensive Examination.

M.A. Comprehensive Examination
This exam is a “capstone” experience during the last two semesters before graduation. The exams are designed to incorporate subject areas from a core of courses, as well as from the student’s concentration. Adequate time will be allotted for a careful and thorough review of foundational theology and appropriate coursework to determine the knowledge and position of the student. A summary of the student’s responses and a complete evaluation of his/her performance will become part of the student’s permanent record. In the event that a student does not respond in an adequate manner, a corrective direction will be recommended, and the student will be allowed one retest after a period of at least one month. The comprehensive examination must be taken at a scheduled time. A request to complete the exam should be submitted to the Dean of the appropriate school. This form must be submitted by October 15 for fall completion or by December 15 for spring graduation. Details on the exam may also be obtained from the Dean of the appropriate school.