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Department of Middle, Secondary,
and Adult Education

PO Box 800
Lovinger 3155
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4452 or 8662
Fax: 660-543-4954

Master of Science in Education, Curriculum and Instruction


The MSE program is a graduate-level degree designed for professional educators that has been developed to help enhance careers and fine tune instructional knowledge.


The Curriculum and Instruction program is based on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards' Five Propositions of Accomplished Teaching. This degree is a 30-credit-hour program with three specialization options:


The program provides the skills, techniques, and dispositions that insure quality teaching, and a positive impact on student learning.


Course Formats


Personal instruction and advising from faculty members will help you be successful in the classroom and in the field. Courses are offered in flexible formats (online and/or hybrid) to work around your busy schedule.


All classes will be offered in either online or hybrid formats with exception of the practica requirement (EDFL 5220 & EDLF 5230), which are offered during the summer at the UCM Summit Center. Hybrid courses combine the traditional course format with online learning to create clear communication and collaboration while still being flexible.


Depending on the your personal schedule, it usually takes anywhere from 1 to 3 years to complete the degree. We suggest that you take your time with graduate courses as the course load tends to be higher than undergraduate classes.


Courses required for this degree include:


Admission Requirements


MSE classes are offered for the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters and you don't need to wait until Fall to start, you can also begin your program in Spring or Summer.


To be accepted into the MSE degree program, you must:


For more information on Graduate Admissions, please visit the Graduate and International Student Services Admission page. All application materials should be received a minimum of three weeks prior to the first date of the semester in which the student wishes to enroll.


After you are accepted, you will be assigned a graduate advisor who will assist you developing a Program of Study and selecting courses to help you finish your program in a way that best meets your needs.


To determine the cost of completing the program, please refer to UCM's Online Cost Calculator.


For more information, please contact


Dr. Alex Pagnani
Lovinger 2204