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MA in Curriculum and Instruction

Professionals and teachers who are interested in advancing their careers into the area of curriculum design may want to give Colorado Christian University's Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program a look. Find out more info on this graduate program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

School Offering Program:

Colorado Christian University

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Program Prerequisites:

Students who are interested in the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program at CCU may already hold a teacher's license and have a desire to get into the curriculum development side of education. Applicants to any master's degree program at Colorado Christian University should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Colorado Christian University's Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to offer instruction in theories of curriculum development. It's tailored primarily to teachers or professionals already working in the field who want to learn approaches to innovative instructional design. Coursework focuses on subjects such as instructional methodologies, online curriculum design, and broad theories on education. The program culminates with a capstone research project that synthesizes all the program's cornerstones. Students may opt to choose from three optional areas of emphasis: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Biblical Studies, or Alternative Teacher Licensing.

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Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Colorado Christian University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction:

To successfully graduate from this master's program, students are asked to complete 36 total credit hours. If students don't choose to pursue an emphasis, 18 of these hours are the core curriculum and 18 are a non-emphasis core. Contact Colorado Christian University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements (18 credits)

  • Curriculum and Instructional Design
  • Studies in Education
  • Action Research Methods
  • Curriculum & Instruction Online
  • Instructional Methodologies
  • Capstone

Non-Emphasis Core Requirements (18 credits)

  • Psychological Foundations of Education
  • Professional Ethics in Education
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Alternative Teaching Methodologies
  • Integrating Technology into Education
  • Implications of Brain Research for Education

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing this Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program, graduates could choose to enroll in a doctorate program the focuses on curriculum design or another area of education. Following this path may prime students for careers at the highest levels of the field.

Here are a few examples of doctorate degrees in the same field:

  • Ph.D. in Education: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Evaluation
  • EdD in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning
  • Doctor of Education in Education Administration

Career Paths:

CCU's Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to equip students with the skills in education and curriculum design they'd need to find advanced employment after graduation. There is a range of careers graduates might consider with this degree:

  • Curriculum specialists and writers
  • College instructors
  • Education program supervisors
  • Department chairpersons
  • Instructional coach

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