Master of Arts in Education

Curriculum & Instruction

Tuition now reduced to


per credit hour

How to Pay
100% Online 33 Credits * 6 Semesters

Program Highlights & Benefits

Flexible, online format

Course schedule designed for working educators

No GRE required

Streamlined admissions


Our fully online Curriculum & Instruction concentration is designed to develop the skills necessary for classroom teachers who wish to become a Teacher Leader.  

What You Learn

  • Demonstrate effective leadership and facilitation skills through the integration of theory, professional practice, and applied research.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the theoretical concepts describing human learning and motivations and their application to lesson design, instruction, evaluation and assessment.
  • Evaluate and analyze quantitative and qualitative research and student data.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of effective instructional strategies and curriculum planning with an emphasis on the areas of differentiation and cultural responsiveness.

How You Learn

All courses are offered in a fully online, asynchronous format. Classes are taught by both full-time faculty and adjunct professors over 8 week period. Students can take courses in any particular order except for ED 689 Educational Research. This class may require online synchronous weekly meetings and should be taken as close to the end of your program as possible-typically the last spring semester.

Career Outcomes

Avila has been developing classroom leaders for decades and our Master of Arts in Education degree will give you the skills to live up to your promise. By teaching you how to better design inclusive, challenging lesson plans for your classroom, you’ll be positioning your pupils to succeed.

Degree Requirements

Core Required Courses (18 hours): 

Course Title Hours
ED 609 Data Literacy & Development 3
ED 615 Theories of Learning 3
ED 616 Responsive Teaching 3
ED 626 Teacher Leader 3
ED 630 Advanced Curriculum & Instruction 3
ED 689 Educational Research 3
Total Credit Hours: 18

Elective Courses (15 hours): 

ED 603Student Motivation & Engagement3
ED 617Theories of Behavior3
ED 620Rethinking Learning Spaces3
ED 623Project Based Learning 3
ED 624Deeper Learning3
 Total Credit Hours:15

Students who previously completed the Graduate Initial Teacher Certification program at Avila University will be awarded 15 hours from that program to meet all 15 elective hours – will not need any elective courses.