Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Instruction and Curriculum

Grand Valley State University's Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Instruction and Curriculum features programs in emphasis areas of advanced content specialization, early childhood education, educational differentiation, elementary education, and secondary level education.

Grand Valley State University's College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and adheres to standards set forth by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The faculty are leaders in their fields, melding together the philosophy of education and your needs as a practitioner.

Graduate Program Contacts


Linda Pickett, Ph.D.

(616) 331-6663 


Kelly Margot, Ph.D.

(616) 331-6247

Graduate Program Contacts


Ellen Schiller, Ph.D.

(616) 331-7126


Doug Busman, Ph.D.

(616) 331-6831

Why study Instruction and Curriculum at Grand Valley?

  • Career-oriented. The program opens up a number of career opportunities for professional renewal and development of educators.
  • Service. The College of Education Student Information and Services Center provides centralized services for advising, program planning, field placement, and certification.
  • Flexible. Evening, weekend, and summer classes make it easier for teachers and administrators to plan their schedules. Some classes are offered online.

Graduate Application

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Courses Offered

The M.Ed. in Instruction and Curriculum program is a minimum of 33 credits.

See PDF links below for the Planned Programs and the College of Education Course List page for full course descriptions. 

In addition to the M.Ed. options, the College of Education also offers graduate endorsements in a number of programs for students who already hold a Michigan Teaching Certificate.


M.Ed. in Instruction and Curriculum admission requirements and application for admission are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University.

View the Admissions Requirements for Instruction and Curriculum

Graduate Applications Dates

*NOTE: Early application is strongly encouraged. Applicants will be admitted on the basis of program approval. When all application materials have been received, Admissions will forward the complete portfolio for consideration to the College of Education – Student Information and Services Center. Once an application is complete, candidates should allow 4-6 weeks for written notification of their admission status.

  • May 15 — Fall Semester Application Intake
  • September 15 — Winter Semester Application Intake
  • February 15 — Spring/Summer Semester Application Intake


For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the costs portion of the GVSU Financial Aid website. For financial support, scholarship search, and filing for FAFSA, please visit the GVSU Financial Support website.

Note: Grand Valley does not charge a higher tuition rate based on residency. Tuition is based on the program in which you chose to enroll.


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Page last modified August 14, 2018