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Master's degree

Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction

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17 months

Approximate Program Length

35

Total Credits

$540

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

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Register by: Feb 17, 2021

Make learning come alive for students. In as little as 17 months, you can earn a Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction, designed for teachers (P-12) who want to serve as leaders in their schools with advanced knowledge and skills in curriculum and instruction.

Teachers with academic endorsements or who have completed specific University of Phoenix® Continuing Education for Teachers courses, such as Assessment and Evaluation for Educators and Technology Integration for Educators, can save time and money by applying to waive up to 12 credits. This special waiver allows you to finish your MAED/CI program in about 1 year, saving you more than $4,800 on tuition and fees.

You'll learn how to:

  • Develop curriculum assessment skills

  • Use curricular research to adopt best practices in the classroom

  • Integrate technology into teaching lessons

  • Adopt coaching strategies that can positively affect learning outcomes

  • Understand ethical, social and political issues in education

Courses

1

Course at a time

6

Weeks per course

9

Courses per year

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help you schedule your classes for the Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction.

What You'll Learn

When you earn your online Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Synthesize multiple theories of curriculum and instruction to serve as a leader in these areas within your school or district
  • Analyze assessment data to make informed decisions for continuous improvement of instructional programs
  • Create innovative strategies and incorporate technology to enhance student learning in the classroom setting

Along with the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, students who graduate from the College of Education should gain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes students will possess upon completion of the program of study. By the time you complete your Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction degree, you should be able to perform these learning outcomes.

COE Central

College of Education students will find many helpful resources on COE Central. Program handbooks provide a wealth of information on topics such as professional expectations, clinical experiences, clinical practice, internships, edTPA and much more. Milestone roadmaps, technology and multimedia resources, and various toolkits are also available.

Program Purpose Statement

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.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction?

A MAEd/CI can prepare you to be a:

  • Curriculum and assessment director
  • Curriculum and instruction director
  • Curriculum director
  • Program administrator
  • School standards coach
  • Instructional designer
  • Senior instructional designer
6 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for instructional coordinators is projected to be faster than average between 2018 and 2028.

Tuition

Paying for school

locked-in tuition

$540

Cost per credit

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

 University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty

24

Average years of industry experience

60

Principals

19:1

Student-faculty ratio

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

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

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 Representative.