Add-On Licensure

Curriculum Instructional Specialist (CIS) – Now available!

The fully online CIS add-on license may put you in a better position to be considered for central office or school leadership positions such as Instructional Resource Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, or Reading Specialist.

View CIS course of study

CIS Admission Requirements:

  • Application and non-refundable $60 application fee
  • Official transcript showing earned Master’s degree in education
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, in sealed envelopes or sent electronically to Meredith College from the institution
  • A note identifying the course that meets the prerequisite requirement of a graduate level curriculum course (EDU 611 or equivalent)
  • Two completed professional recommendation forms from people with knowledge of applicant’s work and/or accomplishments, available to submit electronically through the online application portal or in printable form. Printed forms must be submitted in a sealed envelope. 
  • Statement of work experience (resume or C.V.)
  • Copy of K-12 teaching license issued in the United States*
  • Responses to essay questions

Graduate students who are currently enrolled in the M.Ed. program at Meredith College and who wish to add-on Curriculum Instructional Specialist do not have to submit a separate application for the Graduate Add-on Licensure Program in CIS.

*International credentials need to be evaluated and found to be equivalent following the same guidelines as those laid out for transcripts (see International and Permanent Resident Applicants).

Once a complete application has been received, the applicant may be contacted for an interview. Admission decisions are based on a combination of factors including but not limited to academic performance, professional experience, ability, and program fit.

Up to three hours of transfer credit may be applied to the Graduate Add-on Licensure Program for Curriculum Instructional Specialist at Meredith subject to approval by the Program Director. (The pre-requisite does not count toward this maximum.)

You can also earn an add-on teaching license in:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Reading
  • Special Education (general curriculum)
  • Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG)

Application requirements for add-on licensure are the same as for the M.Ed. program.

This chart provides detailed information about the program of study for each area of specialization.

Programs of Study


Contact Information

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