According to the University of Arkansas's Curriculum and Instruction program, the Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree program is designed to provide advanced professional studies in graduate course work for persons who currently hold teaching credentials (such as those found in formal PK-12 settings) or for those with experience as educators in environments where such credentials are not required (i.e. instruction in the community college, informal educational environments such as zoos, nature centers and museums and/or private educational organizations).

The goals of the Ph.D. program in Curriculum and Instruction are to help candidates develop abilities for research and exemplary leadership in the field of curriculum and instruction. Through the program, faculty guide candidates to develop expertise in one of the department's many areas of study, acquire greater competence in curriculum evaluation and development, improve understanding of the teaching-learning process, as well build a broadened professional background in disciplines related to curriculum and instruction.

Ability to Motivate OthersAbility to Organize and Coordinate
Active Listening SkillsCreativity
Curriculum DevelopmentInstructing Skills
Language SkillsMicrosoft Office
Organizational SkillsPatience
Planning SkillsReading Comprehension
ResourcefulnessStudent information systems (SIS)
Verbal Communication SkillsWritten Communication Skills