Coker College Launches New Master of Education in Curriculum and Instructional Technology Program

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Hartsville, S.C. — April 13, 2017 — Coker College is launching a brand new graduate program this fall under the Wiggins School of Education: the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instructional Technology. This advanced degree will serve both educators and non-educators who wish to focus their careers in curriculum and technology in educational settings.

Coker has created this online program to prepare graduates for work in a wide variety of subject areas. There is an increased demand for instructional technology knowledge across the field of education, and the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instructional Technology was designed to provide expertise in digital-age learning.

“In society, technology is everywhere we look, and students will need to be able to manipulate and adapt to technology in their future careers and adult life. Therefore, it is imperative that individuals who work with students or children not only know how to use educational technology themselves, but know how to teach students and children to use technology effectively,”  said Assistant Professor Casey Gilewski.

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instructional Technology program is offered exclusively online. Provost and Dean of the College, Tracy Parkinson, expressed excitement for the opportunity.

“I am very proud of the expertise and enthusiasm of the Wiggins School faculty, and I believe their commitment to effective teaching and learning shines in this new program,” he said.

For 10 consecutive six-week terms, students will take one three-hour course. The program material covers foundations of education; developmental theory; curriculum creation and analysis; digital tools for K-12 education; and much more.

Classes begin in August 2017. To learn more about the program, visit



Coker College is a student-focused, private liberal arts college located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker combines round table, discussion-based learning with hands-on experiences to encourage active participation in and out of the classroom. A supportive, close-knit community prepares Coker students with the confidence and practical life skills they need to reach their personal best, in college and beyond.

Founded in 1908, Coker is a bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institution and competes in 21 NCAA Division II sports. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review, and by Washington Monthly as one of the Southeast's "Best Bang for the Buck" colleges.