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Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction

You’re seeking the best strategies to enhance your student learning. Our Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction is a graduate program designed to help you find those strategies. Become a leader at your school with a degree program that aligns with national standards and prepares you to navigate the shifting landscape of education. You’ll learn how to integrate technology into your lessons, enhance instructional strategies and leverage your skills to infuse critical thinking into instructional practice.

To find out more about the Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction, speak with an advisor.

What you'll learn


The Master of Arts in Education program with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction is intended to afford P-12 educators the opportunity to enhance their curriculum, instruction, and leadership repertoire by expanding their knowledge of assessment, instructional strategies, integration of technology, professional development, data-driven decision making, and mentoring and coaching. Educators will develop teacher leadership skills by exploring the latest research, trends, and strategies. Graduates will be able to effectively collaborate with all stakeholders and serve their students, colleagues, and communities as ethical leaders committed to excellence.\r

The Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction is a graduate degree program intended to provide educators with advanced knowledge and skills in curriculum and instruction. The MAED/CI does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or state licensure as a teacher. The program is only intended as an advanced degree.


Make an informed choice

We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.

View the Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction gainful employment disclosures.

How to afford your degree

Find out how you may be able to lower your out-of pocket expenses and what options may be available to help you fund your education.

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How to get started

Talk with a representative to learn more about the admissions process and choose your degree program.

The MAEd in Curriculum and Instruction does not lead to certification as a teacher in California. This program is designed for students who have already obtained their teaching credential.

The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.

Admissions and program requirements vary by state. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for state and/or program specific information.

Core Courses

Individual courses are also available.

When you need graduate-level college credit for continuing education or professional development requirements, consider enrolling in an individual course. Many of the same courses offered in our degree programs are also available for individual enrollment. It's great way to "test-drive" the University and get all the same services and support we offer in our degree programs.

Make your enrollment decision easier with our tuition tool

From finding the right college to finding time for your other work and family responsibilities - we know you have a lot on your mind. That's why we offer the tools you need to better understand your financial commitment and the Finance Advisors who can help you understand your options.

How much will it cost?

Knowing your cost commitment up-front can help you successfully plan for your degree program.

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Cash Plan

Review our Cash Plan, which gives you the option to pay course-by-course as you pursue your education.


Scholarships pay for tuition-related expenses and don't need to be paid back. Your advisor can help you find scholarships that you may be eligible for.

Federal Financial Aid Plan

Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.

Third-party billing

Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.

Need more information?

An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.

How can I use my Military benefits?

Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.

Montgomery GI Bill

At University of Phoenix, you can apply your Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty, or your Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve benefits to your educational costs.

Post 9/11 GI Bill

If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits. 

Active Duty Spouse Benefits

As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.

Benefits of this degree program

  • Learn from others’ experience.

    Our College of Education faculty members have advanced degrees and professional experience in P–12 education with a cumulative average of 16 years in the areas they teach. Those who lead initial, teacher-preparation and advanced teacher degree programs also hold current credentials in their home states. Among our faculty are 61 department chairs, 430 principals and 1,800 teachers — all of whom are ready to share proven methods in the classroom to help you succeed in yours.

  • Keep current in technology skills that speak to today’s learners.

    College of Education students and faculty members have access to our Technology Resource Library, providing lesson plans, tutorials and other resources for the latest teaching technologies. Gain a deeper understanding of the tools needed to connect with today's technology-savvy students.

  • Demonstrate your mastery of curriculum, instruction and assessment.

    As a College of Education student, you'll get a subscription to the TaskStream® e-Portfolio system. This web-based system features state-specific standards and allows you to develop and showcase samples of your lesson plans and projects.

TaskStream is a registered trademark of TaskStream LLC.

Helping people improve their lives can have a long-term positive impact. Earning your Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction will give you the knowledge you need — an Enrollment Representative can help you get started.

Title II Reports for Indiana

University of Phoenix provides information about students who complete our teacher-preparation programs. For more information, review the institution and program report card.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Education graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Master of Arts in Education program.

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"Impacting student learning, one educator at a time"

Driven by this mission, our elementary education degree prepares future teachers and current educators to become effective leaders in the elementary school classroom — and beyond.

A student-centered learning experience

Each course is led by an experienced faculty member in a collaborative team forum in which you and your classmates actively share information and directly apply new ideas to your professional experience.

California teachers can waive six credits

Teachers who can verify completion of the CTEL requirement or the BTSA program can waive six credits of a Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction. The College of Education is one of the few institutions to offer this waiver. Speak to an Enrollment Representative to learn more.


The MAEd in Curriculum and Instruction does not lead to certification as a teacher in California. This program is designed for students who have already obtained their teaching credential.