Strategic Partner Program
Pinkerton Academy

Academic Programs

Rivier’s graduate education programs are recognized throughout the region as the programs of choice for current and prospective teachers. Rivier's M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction - COHORT and M.Ed. in Educational Administration – COHORT programs are designed for experienced elementary and secondary educators who wish to enhance their understanding of human development, improve their instruction, develop leadership skills, and promote excellence in the teaching profession.

One course is offered each semester for each program. There are two semesters in the academic year with the programs designed to be completed in a maximum of six years. Students wishing to complete the degree sooner may take additional courses on the Rivier University campus providing space is available in the class.


Read program requirements and course descriptions in the graduate catalog:

Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction
Required Core

  • ED 501 Fundamentals of Research
  • ED 505 Advanced Psychology of Human Development
  • ED 523 Reading in the content Areas
  • ED 540 Curriculum Development
  • ED 544 Nature & Nurture of Students with EBD
  • ED 593 Curriculum Development and Technology
  • ED 605 Supervision of Instruction
  • ED 610 Basic Human Interaction
  • ED 632The Philosophy of Quality in Education
  • ED 685 Cognition: Many Ways of Learning
  • ED 720 Perspectives in Cultural Diversity

Capstone Project (3 credits)

Total Credits for Degree: 37 credits

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Read program requirements and course descriptions in the graduate catalog:

Master of Education in Educational Administration
Required Core

  • ED 501 Fundamentals of Research
  • ED 504 Advanced Psychology of Education
  • ED 540 Curriculum Development
  • ED 542 Leadership in School Administration
  • ED 605 Supervision of Instruction
  • ED 607 Educational Finance
  • ED 608 The School and the Law
  • ED 632 The Philosophy of Quality in Education
  • ED XXX New course/School Management
  • ED 720 Perspectives in Cultural Diversity

Internship/Seminar (6 credits)

  • ED 646 Internship/Seminar in School Administration and Leadership

Total Credits for Degree: 36 credits

Visit the Education Department online.