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Education, Instruction and Curriculum, M.Ed. - Educational Differentiation emphasis

The Master of Education program in instruction and curriculum with an emphasis in educational differentiation allows educators to gain graduate-level understanding and content specialization. This prepares educators to understand and adapt lessons to the needs of students with exceptional abilities in a mixed-ability classroom.

Visit the program website for more information.

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100%
Faculty Have Practitioner Experience

Each faculty member is an experienced education practitioner.

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

GVSU's education program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

99%
Program Acceptance Rate

Nearly 100% of applicants are accepted into the program.



Program Overview

This program prepares classroom teachers and specialists to understand and meet the education needs of students with exceptional abilities across the learning continuum within the mixed-ability classroom. The program focuses on assessment, methodology, materials, curriculum, and administration.

Aside from the M.Ed. degree, other education programs are available. Visit gvsu.edu/education/grad for details.

Why Study Instruction and Curriculum at Grand Valley?

  • The program opens up a number of career opportunities for professional renewal and development of educators.
  • Faculty members are leaders in their fields, melding together the philosophy of education and students' needs as practitioners.
  • Flexible classes offered evenings, weekends, and during summer make it easier for teachers and administrators to plan their schedules. Some classes are offered online.
  • Option for students to pursue the degree in either a hybrid or fully online format.
  • Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Accreditation

Grand Valley State University's College of Education and Community Innovation is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA). The faculty are leaders in their fields, melding together the philosophy of education and your needs as a practitioner.

Location & Format

Classes for this program are offered fully online, and a hybrid program that requires three face-to-face meetings per semester on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Formats:

Coursework

All Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs require a minimum of 33 semester hours.

Career Options

  • P-12 teaching
  • School administration
  • College level professional and administrative positions

Application Deadline

Deadline for fall semester is July 15; winter, November 15; spring/summer, March 15. Early application is strongly encouraged to secure course enrollment. Those applications received after the deadline will be considered on an individual basis and program availability. Late applicants should contact program director Kelly Margot, [email protected] The $30 nonrefundable application fee is waived if you have previously applied to GVSU.

Admission Requirements

  • The Education programs have rolling admissions deadlines to ensure maximum flexibility for our applicants
  • Up to 9 credit hours can be transferred from other institutions (many institutions only allow up to 6 transfer credits)
  • Enrollment begins in mid-March for the following academic year to give students additional time to plan
  • GVSU allows you up to 8 years to complete your graduate program (more time than most other institutions)
  • You must submit an official transcript from your baccalaureate degree granting institution

 

Visit the Education page for criteria and procedures.

For More Information

College of Education and Community Innovation

gvsu.edu/education/grad
401 Fulton Street West, Building C
(616) 331-6650
Program Contact: Kelly Margot, Ph.D., [email protected]

Graduate Admissions Office

gvsu.edu/gradapply

Program Director

Kelly Margot, Ph.D.
(616) 331-6247

 

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