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Master of Science in Education: Curriculum and Instruction
Connecting teaching and learning
  1. About
  2. Admission
  3. Courses
  4. Cost
  5. Faculty

Designed for:

Professional Educators who would like to further their education of curriculum and instruction

To start, you need:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Background in Education

Get the details on admission requirements, processes, and timelines

Finishing will take:

  • 2 years
  • 45 credits
  • A master's thesis, professional project, or comprehensive exams

Begin your masters in curriculum and instruction program:

Next term

Where you will take classes:

  • On campus
  • Online/distance fall, winter, spring, and summer
  • Hybrid

Technology you will need:

  • Computer
  • Internet connection
  • Webcam
  • Video conferencing capability (e.g., Skype)
  • Printer (optional)

Licensing required:

Most applicants are licensed teachers, however licensure is not required.

Where this degree can take you:

  • Teaching K-12
  • Professional curriculum and development
  • Preparation for doctoral programs

What you will learn:

The masters degree in curriculum and design provides rigorous training where we focus deeply on curriculum and instruction issues, research, and pedagogy within a chosen content area. The program supports training and opportunities for students to pursue their commitment to professional excellence and leadership.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Advance knowledge of the teaching/learning process and demonstrate an exemplary level of competence in all aspects of teaching.
  2. Increase knowledge of content information and materials.
  3. Show commitment to professional leadership.


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