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Colorado State University Global

MS in Teaching & Learning

Prospective leaders in public or private academic settings could develop the administrative skills needed to pursue their career goals when they study in Colorado State University-Global Campus' Master of Science in Teaching and Learning program. Find out more about this master's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Teaching and Learning

School Offering Program:

Colorado State University-Global Campus

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Applicants are eligible for admission into a CSU-Global master's degree program if they have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Program Description:

Students of Colorado State University-Global Campus' Master of Science in Teaching and Learning program could learn how to manage, assess and develop educational programs, technologies and instructional approaches. Course topics might include learning theories, instructional design processes, student achievement and improvement assessment, cultural diversity in learning environments and cognitive development. Students with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 must also take a research and writing course. The capstone course allows students to demonstrate their understanding of concepts and theories studied in the program as they develop a culminating project or portfolio.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

Colorado State University-Global Campus master's degrees require that students successfully complete at least 36 semester hours of credits. A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of credits from a regionally accredited institution may be transferred and applied to a CSU-Global master's degree, provided that each transferred course has a grade equivalent to B- or higher and that the credits have not been applied to the student's previous degree(s).

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of student loans and grants. CSU-Global students may also be eligible for military and veteran benefits, payment plans, employer reimbursement and scholarships.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Teaching and Learning:

Teaching and Learning Major - 9 Courses (Credit Hours):

  • Fundamentals of Research and Writing (3)
  • Learning Theories and Models of Instruction (3)
  • Social, Ethical and Legal Issues in 21st Century Learning (3)
  • Theory and Practice in Backward Design (3)
  • Evaluation and Assessment (3)
  • Technology and Innovation (3)
  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Differentiated Classroom (3)
  • Action Research (3)
  • Capstone Project (3)

Specialization Areas - Upper Division Courses:

Students may complete a specialization that consists of four (4) upper division courses (12 credits) as a supplement to their program major. Specializations allow students to select a series of courses in a career-relevant field based on professional and personal interests.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

After they have completed CSU-Global's Master of Science in Teaching and Learning program, graduates could explore administrative opportunities in public or private educational institutions, ranging from preschools to colleges or universities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ( reports that the employment of elementary, middle and high school principals is expected to increase by 10% during 2010-2020, while the jobs for postsecondary administrators could increase 19% for the same period. Additional fields graduates might consider are:

  • Online Learning
  • Educational Technology
  • Business Management
  • Human Resource Management