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Educational Curriculum and Instruction - Master's

Availability: Hattiesburg Hybrid and Online Options

Advance Your Career: Earn your Elementary MEd Online!

Advance your career by earning an Educational Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary Education) M.Ed. from Southern Miss! This fully online part-time program is designed for licensed teachers whose schedule may not allow for a traditional university classroom experience. Therefore, Southern Miss offers a flexible online pathway to complete your master’s degree while maintaining full-time employment.

In order to be admitted to the MEd Program, the applicant must have a degree in Elementary Education and hold a valid elementary education teaching license.

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100%online program delivery
3semester program
1optional endorsement in Gifted Education

What Will I Learn?

Graduates are equipped with advanced knowledge, skills and experiences that support successful teaching and learning in a variety of educational environments. Students will:

  • Advance their understanding of educational trends and policies
  • Strengthen their disciplinary and transdisciplinary knowledge
  • Collaborate with other educational professionals to advance educational practices
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, administrators, media, and policy-makers

Faculty Enhance Classroom Instruction through Action Research

Working collaboratively with faculty, students participate in action research projects that directly benefit their classrooms, schools, and districts across the state.


Degree Plan Availability
Educational Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary Education) MEdHattiesburg Hybrid, Online 100%
  • AA Licensed Teacher
  • Teacher Leader
  • Literacy Coordinator/Coach
  • Breanna Williams, 2018, 
    Fourth Grade Math Teacher, Laurel Public School System
  • Erin McDonald, 2018,
    First Grade Teacher, Picayune School District
  • Marla Frietag, 2017,
    Gifted Education, Anchorage School District