Carlow's MEd in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) program will prepare you for advanced positions in Education, whether public, private, or with non-profit organizations. With an emphasis on curriculum design, this program encourages students to purse passions in one of four tracks. All four tracks are offered as a MicroMasters!

  • Online Teaching [pdf]
  • Autism [pdf]
  • STEM [pdf]
  • Early Childhood Leadership and Supervision [pdf]

This program is designed not only for licensed educators but also other professionals interested in Education.  While some tracks lead to teaching endorsements (for those already licensed in PA), anyone with an interest in Education can take and complete this program.

We believe in the transformational power of education.  At Carlow, experienced faculty and veteran educators teach all graduate classes.  We celebrate diversity, champion social justice, and work tirelessly to address issues of equity in education.  Whether you are a recent college graduate, mid-life career changer, or a veteran educator, we invite you to join us!

All children deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be. - Rita Pierson, educator


Special Features of Carlow's MEd Curriculum and Instruction Program:

Can be completed in one or two years. Courses offered in hybrid and online in an 8-week format. All onsite courses are offered in the evening at the Oakland Campus.


We go beyond traditional coursework. Students experience inquiry models of instruction, technology fluency training, interdisciplinary models, advanced exploration of cognition, motivation research, and studies of creativity in Education.

In addition, long-established partnerships in the Pittsburgh region mean special workshops and guest speakers are a hallmark of our program. These partnerships include:

Trying Together
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Fred Roger’s Institute
Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Warhol Museum
A+ Schools
REAMKE Learning Network
Pittsburgh Public Schools
Propel Hazelwood Charter School
Jeremiah’s Place
Blessed Be Educators
and many more


Carlow University is a Satellite of CMU's CREATE Lab. All program participants will complete a course EDUC 728, Interdisciplinary Models, where technology fluency and emerging technologies will be highlighted. Students have access to innovative robotic technology and advanced professional development.