Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.)

Curriculum and Instruction

For Education Master's Programs

Online 30 units * 10 months

Repayment after graduation as low as


*if using financial aid

How to Pay
Take advantage of fully online courses - beginning in May
Accredited and Affordable Master's Programs

Program Highlights & Benefits

Research-based teaching and learning methods that align scholarship and best practice for educators in the field

An asynchronous learning environment that provides the flexibility ideal for busy educators

Opportunity to engage and interact with other practitioners through online collaboration with a cohort of peer educators

Complete degree in less than 1 year; includes holiday breaks

What You Learn

This program offers candidates the opportunity to develop the skills and mindset indicative of innovative educational leaders. An enhanced understanding of teaching and learning in a digital and global world will transform candidates’ skills in utilizing curriculum design to produce rich and meaningful instruction. Educators will be shaped and prepared to positively impact their schools and communities through active learning and reflection.

How You Learn

Online Option: This is an asynchronous online cohort program. Students will engage in coursework through an online learning management system, complete assignments, participate in online discussions, and collaborate on group activities. Students will complete two 3-unit courses every 8 weeks to earn their degree in 10 months. The schedule is flexible depending on the needs of the student. All online students must have access to a computer with a strong internet connection and Microsoft Office: both Word and PowerPoint. This program is built with busy educators in mind and combines the benefits of a supportive cohort approach and a flexible learning environment.

Career Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, candidates will earn a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction degree. Possible career opportunities include:

  • Educator or Department Leaders
  • Curriculum Specialists
  • Instructional Coaches
  • District Liaisons
  • State Representatives
  • Higher-Education Professors


Applicants must meet the admission requirements for a graduate degree in the school of Education. This program is opened to credentialed and non-credential individuals. Teaching experience recommended, not required.

Course List

Core Curriculum

EDU 515Instructional Leadership3
EDU 520Curriculum Design & Assessment3
EDU 550Educational Discourses: Change & Reform3
 Total Core Curriculum Semester Hours:9 Units

Curriculum and Instruction Strand

EDU 586Educational Technology3
EDU 524Coping with Stress & Violence in Today’s Classrooms3
EDU 542School, Community & Diverse Family Structures3
EDU 547Brain-based Teaching & Learning3
EDU 595Developing Character and Ethics3
 Total Selected K-12 Curriculum Semester Hours:15 Units

Capstone Experience

EDR 580Educational Research3
EDR 605Capstone Project
(Prerequisite: EDU 580)
 Total Capstone Semester Hours:6 Units

Master’s Degree Total: 30 Semester Hours


All courses are listed in numerical order. They are not listed in the order in which they will be offered. All courses subject to change.