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Creating Inclusive Learning Communities

A diverse group of individuals representing the M.Ed. in DEI program

Curry College’s Diverse and Equitable Instruction concentration meets a well-recognized need in educational settings and related fields. Professionals in public and private education, human resources, training, youth services, and non-profit may be interested in pursuing this master’s degree to further their career or bolster their professional development and understanding in the DEI space.

NEW Hyflex Schedule

Our new Hyflex Schedule means it’s your choice, every week. Attend class in-person or online – even change your mind from week to week. Benefit from the support Curry is known for in a format that’s better than hybrid – it’s truly your choice.

Tuition: M.Ed. in DEI

We proudly offer fixed tuition, with no tuition increase as long as you remain enrolled with your original cohort group. The Curry M.Ed. in Diverse and Equitable Instruction program also charges no additional course fees.

The fixed tuition is $17,267 ($557 per credit x 31 credits). Alumni receive a 20% discount.

M.Ed. DEI Program Information

M.Ed. cohorts in Milton and Plymouth begin each year in the fall. All classes meet one night a week in our hyflex format. The actual schedule may vary based on holidays and other scheduling details.

Year One

Fall Semester

  • Human Development, Diversity, and Learning
  • Culturally Responsive Educational Practices

Spring Semester

  • Neurodiversity and Neuroeducational Assessments
  • Inclusive Literacy and Communication Models

Summer Semester

  • Fundamentals of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • Diverse Perspectives in Mathematics

Year Two

Fall Semester

  • Equity, Ethics, and Educational Law
  • Social Justice and Educational Advocacy

Spring Semester

  • Educational Research
  • Thesis Advising (1 credit)
  • Capstone Seminar Thesis

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Diverse and Equitable Instruction is a 31-credit program; all courses, aside from Thesis Advising, are 8 weeks. Unless noted, all classes are three credits. Schedule is subject to change.

Admission Requirements

  • An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Current resume
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A personal statement (500 words) that reflects your commitment to the field of education and outlines how the Master of Education program will best prepare you to be an educator.  The statement should reflect both your educational and professional background, highlight your personal attributes that connect to teaching and learning, and address how you will collaborate with other practitioners in the program to facilitate an enriched classroom experience. 
  • An interview with the Director of Graduate Studies

Application Deadlines

September program start: Submit all materials by August 1 for priority consideration.

After the priority consideration deadline, applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Join us to learn more about degree and non-degree programs and classes available through the Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies.

Continuing Education Degree Completion Programs and Transfer Credit Options:

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 @ 12:00 p.m. - Register

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Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program:

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 @ 5:30 p.m. - Register  

Perioperative 101 Certificate

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 @ 5:00 p.m. - Register

Connect with an Advisor

There's no need to wait for us to schedule an information session. Our knowledgeable advisors are available to meet with you via Zoom or phone to answer your questions. Get started on your way to earning your degree!

Schedule a one-on-one appointment now

Or even better, connect with an advisor by calling the campus of your choice:

Milton: 617-333-2364
Plymouth: 508-747-2424

The Curry College Master of Education concentration in Diverse and Equitable Instruction provides educators, across multiple settings, with an opportunity to develop more self-awareness and a deeper understanding of the current research and best practices for diverse and equitable instruction inclusive of all learners.

Across the courses, students will explore multiple perspectives and frameworks that will provide them with a comprehensive background in the critical aspects of DEI and the implementation of educational practices that create safe and effective spaces for diverse groups. The culminating thesis of the program will allow students to apply new learning focused on one facet of DEI that is most applicable to their respective field. 

Mia Khera

Meet Professor Mia Khera

"At Curry College in the Graduate Ed program, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion centers our work-- it drives what we teach and how we teach. As a psychologist and educator, I have spent the last 20 years examining how culture influences behavior and teaching about such influences. I am committed to engaging Curry students to deepen their understanding of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion."

Take the next step

We're excited you're considering our flexible, convenient, and real-world focused Curry College Master of Education Degree program and we look forward to helping you reach your career goals.

Dr. Giordana Basta

Meet Dr. Giordana Basta: Graduate Education Programs

As director of Curry’s Graduate Programs in Education, Dr. Giordana Basta has set in motion a path for her students to understand what equitable education means as they consider careers in the field. With the help of colleagues, Dr. Basta has established a chance for students to earn an M.Ed. in Diverse and Equitable Instruction (DEI) at Curry.