Cannon-Clary College of Education

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

What is the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction?

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction will grant you Curriculum Program Administrator licensure in either Curriculum or Special Education. If you want to be a part of curriculum development for the district or a special education supervisor, the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is for you!

What courses are required?

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction consists of 36 hours, including 4 hours of internship. Please see the curriculum plans below for more information.

M.Ed. Curriculum Program Administrator: Curriculum Specialist Curriculum Plan pdf

M.Ed. Curriculum Program Administrator: Special Education Curriculum Plan pdf

If you already have a valid educationally related master's degree, you may be interested in the CPA: Curriculum or CPA: Special Education programs of study. See our Endorsements for more info.

For current course schedules, please see the Semester Course Schedules on the Graduate Programs home page.

Please note: This program requires you to have a valid teaching license. It does NOT require you to take comprehensive exams before graduation but you will be expected to prepare and present a professional portfolio.

For additional information about this program, you may want to consult the Catalog.

What are the admission requirements?

1. Complete application pdf with application fee.

2. Hold a valid teaching license and have at least one year of teaching experience. Special Education candidates must have a current special education teaching license and at least one year of special education classroom teaching experience.

3. Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher.

4. Be admitted to the Curriculum & Instruction Program.

5. Provide contact information from three individuals who know your professional abilities.

6. Submit written approval from your principal or immediate supervisor that includes a commitment allowing you to participate in field experiences. 

What are the graduation requirements?

1. Complete the 36-hour program of study, which includes four hours of internship.

2. Compile and present a professional portfolio over Arkansas and national accreditation standards.

3. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in all graduate work with no grade lower than C. 

4. You must complete all requirements within six years of admission to the graduate program.

5. Complete the Petition for Graduation pdf the semester before you expect to graduate.

What scholarships are available?

The Meredith Susanne Floyd Scholarship is awarded to Harding University candidates in Graduate Education specifically in the area of Educational Leadership in Building Administration or Curriculum and Instruction. The $1,500 scholarship will be awarded each semester to one candidate seeking an administrative license. Contact the Educational Leadership office at for an application and further information.

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education also offers tuition reimbursement for up to 6 graduate hours per year through the Teacher Opportunity Program (TOP).

Who do I contact for more information?

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

Office of Educational Leadership


Fax: 501-279-4435

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Graduate Studies in Education is part of the College of Education


Fax: 501-279-4083

Mailing address:
Harding University
Graduate Studies in Education
Box 12261
Searcy, AR 72149-5615