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Improve the quality of classroom instruction
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
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 degree program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View this program's gainful employment disclosures.
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.
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.
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
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.
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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.
The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
Montgomery GI Bill
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 Advisor can help you get started.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
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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.