Masters - Education: Curriculum & Instruction

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Ashford University's Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed help you develop school leadership expertise and skills that could allow you to pursue supervisory positions in learning institutions, including advanced roles within curricular and instructional departments. Learn more about Ashford University's Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction.

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What Kind of Program Is It?

Ashford University's Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed to enhance your understanding of critical components in teaching and learning. Classes are designed to provide you with expertise in curriculum evaluation methodologies, effective curricular design for meeting the needs of all learners, and change implementation within school settings. Specialized coursework in curriculum and instruction practices is provided within the context of educational leadership. Foundational areas addressed in core coursework include approaches to pedagogy, strategies for student assessment, fundamentals in educational research, and leadership approaches for school environments.

How Can I Prepare?

You should possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college before applying to Ashford University's Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction program. Employment experience in an instructional setting is not required, but many students enrolling in the program have worked in schools. Some programs may have more specific requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Ashford University's Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction program consists of 39 total credits, including 24 core credits and 15 specialization credits. Students who transfer credits may not be required to take all of the courses listed below.

Master of Arts in Education with a Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction Courses

Course Code Course Title
Core Courses
EDU 650 Teaching, Learning and Leading in the 21st Century
EDU 692 Creativity, Culture, and Global Contexts in Education Decision Making
EDU 673 Instructional Strategies for Differentiated Teaching & Learning
EDU 645 Learning & Assessment for the 21st Century
EDU 620 Meeting Individual Student Needs with Technology
EDU 671 Fundamentals of Educational Research
EDU 675 Change Leadership for the Differentiated Educational Environment
EDU 695 Master of Arts in Education Capstone
Curriculum and Instruction Specialization Courses
EDU 674 Foundations & Trends in Curriculum & Instruction
EDU 615 Leading the Change Process in Curriculum & Instruction
EDU 676 Curriculum & Instruction Design for Increased Achievement
EDU 677 Monitoring & Evaluating Curriculum & Instruction through Systems Thinking
EDU 678 Seminar in Curriculum & Instruction for Diverse Needs

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Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions.

If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at Ashford to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. Ashford graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of Ashford's online education programs are CAEP*, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student's criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study.

*The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Please visit ashford.edu for terms and conditions and additional disclosure information related to each education degree program. Alabama, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Washington residents: please see specific state disclosure information.

What Can I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Ashford University's Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to prepare you for leadership positions in schools and other learning environments. Completing the program could allow you to be particularly well positioned to pursue supervisory roles within curricular and instructional development departments.

Positions that you may be eligible to pursue include:

  • Program Director
  • Dean of Students
  • School Board Member
  • Educational Consultant
  • Education Policy Analyst