MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Careers

A Career as a Curriculum Leader

Earn your Curriculum and Instruction master's degrees and open yourself to a number of careers in education. Excelling and growing in your career as an educational administrator requires a mix of classroom experience, focus, passion and drive, and, of course, education. A Curriculum and Instruction MEd degree from Southern New Hampshire University can open doors in a highly competitive job market. Earning a master’s degree automatically increases your pay in many states and gives you a competitive advantage for advancing your career.

Chief among careers for Curriculum and Instruction master's graduates is the leadership role of curriculum administrator, a position with an average salary of up to $75,000 a year. Position yourself to have an impact on students, teachers and your community.

Employment opportunities in curriculum development are expected to increase by 23 percent through 2018, spurred by a need for more qualified administrative leaders who understand the need for higher-performing students and schools, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job prospects for qualified curriculum administrators are expected to be excellent during this period.

Enhance Your Skills as a Curriculum Administrator

Upon completion of the Curriculum and Instruction master's program, you will understand how to:

  • Use quantitative and qualitative research methods in your classroom, school district, and community to improve teaching and learning.
  • Utilize technology to enhance student learning and achievement.
  • Design creative and effective curriculum units.
  • Employ assessment techniques that accurately evaluate and document student performance.
  • Build curriculum for all types of learners.
  • Use culturally responsive teaching practices to optimize student achievement.
  • Be aware of key ethical, professional, and legal issues in the education field.
  • Develop and implement curriculum in the classroom using the breadth of knowledge gained throughout your program.

Curriculum & Instruction Career Resources

Learn more about the latest news and access helpful resources about the education field, including curriculum and instruction, at the following web links:

Career Opportunities

SNHU Career Development Center
Learn about SNHU career planning and development assistance.

U.S. Department of Labor, Instructional and Curriculum Coordinators Occupational Outlook, 2010-2011
Access the latest information on recommended education and training, job prospects, and expected earnings of Curriculum Administrators.

Professional Organizations and Associations

National Education Association
The mission of the NEA is to advocate for education professionals and to unite members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges, and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching, teachers, school specialists and administrators.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
The ASCD provides expert and innovative solutions in professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.

National Association of Special Education Teachers
The mission of NASET is to provide support and assistance to professionals who teach children with special needs, as well as promote standards of excellence and innovation in special education research, practice, and policy to foster exceptional teaching for exceptional children.

International Reading Association
The mission of the International Reading Association is to promote reading by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction and research worldwide.

International Society for Technology in Education
ISTE advances excellence in learning and teaching through innovative and effective uses of technology.

University Council for Education Administration
The UCEA is a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children.

National Policy Board on Educational Administration
The National Policy Board for Educational Administration is a national consortium of major stakeholders in educational leadership and policy. The purpose of the Board is to provide a forum for collaborative actions by organizations interested in the advancement of school and school-system leadership.

New Hampshire Department of Education
The NHDOE is committed to helping students, parents, and educators (including teachers, principals, superintendents, and school communities) meet the educational needs of each student.

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