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Online Master's Degree MEd in Curriculum & Instruction Education Leadership

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Register By: February 20 Classes Start: February 22

Focus Your MEd in Curriculum & Instruction Program on Educational Leadership

Gain an in-depth perspective on teaching, learning and educational leadership with the online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Education Leadership at Southern New Hampshire University.

Pairing the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with the education leadership concentration helps you acquire leadership skills that you can apply in the classroom or in administration roles. Students also learn about innovative, student-centered curriculum development and instruction models.

Whether you're new to teaching or a seasoned education professional, a master's degree in education can open doors for promotions, increased job security or both. An advanced degree in this field lends weight to your resume and enhances your competitive edge in the workforce. Teaching certification requirements may vary by state.

See Yourself Succeed in Education Leadership

The educational leadership-focused MEd in Curriculum and Instruction prepares you to make a significant impact on student achievement and allows you to gain unique, practical experience that can help you advance in your career.

This degree is ideal for licensed teachers seeking an additional endorsement. The program does not lead to initial licensure. If you're interested in obtaining state certification, check with your state’s Department of Education to ensure New Hampshire certification is recognized in your home state.

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MEd in Curriculum and Instruction online at SNHU include:

  • Affordability. Take advantage of some of the most affordable tuition rates in the nation.
  • Convenience. Attend class when it's convenient for you - online education means 24/7 access.
  • Efficiency and flexibility. Complete your graduate degree in as few as 15 months, with two courses per 10-week term.
  • Expert instruction. Learn from instructors with relevant, real-world experience
  • Minimal requirements. No GMAT or GRE required for admission.
  • Networking. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni for tips and career opportunities.
  • Student support. Count on the ongoing support of dedicated academic and career advisors specialized in your area of study.

Licensure Information

The online MEd in Curriculum and Instruction degree program does not lead to licensure.  SNHU also offers online post-licensure Master of Education (MEd) programs for currently licensed individuals who are interested in furthering their professional development and enhancing their credentials. 

However, since state requirements for adding endorsements vary greatly, SNHU does not guarantee that the completion of those programs will result in rank, endorsements, and/or salary increases and strongly encourages interested individuals to contact their state licensure board prior to enrolling.

SNHU provides additional information for education programs on our Licensure and Certification Disclosures page. View disclosure information.

Career Outlook

The current movement to improve the U.S. education system means increased job prospects for administrative leaders who understand the need for higher-performing students and schools. A Master's in Education can open you up to a number of these careers.

Excelling and growing in your career as an educational administrator requires a mix of classroom experience, focus, passion, drive and, of course, education. Once you have a position, the educational theory and classroom skills you'll master as part of your degree can help you achieve better results and increase your value as a professional. Employment opportunities in educational leadership are expected to increase 8% through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.*

Please note: Administrative leaders in public schools may be required to have an education administrator license.


The MEd in Curriculum and Instruction program with a concentration in educational leadership is designed for certified teachers or select K-12 professionals who are leading in the area of curriculum and instruction. The program includes 11 courses, three of which are leadership-focused courses.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Graduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 15 credits 
Degree/Certificates $1,881 $627 $9,405 
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)
$1,410 $470 $7,050 

Tuition rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.

Additional Costs:
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the Internet, at (viewed online December 13, 2017). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.