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University of Massachusetts Lowell

Lowell , Massachusetts ,United States

Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction: Applied Behavior Analysis and Education

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction degrees consist of 30 credits of coursework and are open to candidates who are already teachers, licensed with their initial or professional teaching license. These programs of study are offered either completely online or in a blended format. Online courses are offered in conjunction with UMass Lowell Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies on the Blackboard Learn platform.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

3 Years of PSW

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

There are specific requirements for admission to the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction programs listed below. All paperwork and fees for admission are submitted to UMass Lowell Graduate Admissions. Once the completed admission cover sheet and fee are submitted, the other required materials may be sent to Graduate Admissions individually and will be accumulated in the candidate's admission file until it is complete. College of Education Faculty do not review the file until it is complete; review takes about two to three weeks if materials are received during the regular semester.

  • Cover sheet (specify program and program Option) which is completed electronically on the Graduate Admission website or this form may be submitted in hard copy
  • Admission fee
  • Statement of purpose that clearly expresses interest and experience to work in a professional role
  • At least one year of experience in an educational setting preferred
  • Three letters of reference
  • Official transcripts (a master's degree is required for admission to the Ed.S.)
  • Undergraduate and/or graduate GPA of 3.0 or better

Statement of Purpose

In a separate document, submit a brief statement indicating your immediate and long-range goals, relevant work history, academic honors/awards received, any teaching experience and/or research conducted/published that may be pertinent to your graduate program. Two pages recommended maximum.

Letters of Recommendation

You are required to submit three (3) letters of recommendation. You will be asked to provide (names and email addresses) referees during the application process and an automated request will be sent out after the completion of your application. 

Official Transcripts

Provide a complete and official transcript from the institution that awarded or will award you a bachelor’s degree. You may also include transcripts from other institutions at which you have taken relevant coursework. Please note that waiting for additional transcripts may delay review of your application.