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Curriculum and Instruction, MS

Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction

masters in curriculum instructionExperts in curriculum and instruction are increasingly in demand in all areas of education. This program allows you to develop expertise and knowledge aligned with your teaching level and academic interests. A cognate specialization allows you to choose a specific focus.

The 36-hour degree program also builds professional skills in research, leadership, and teamwork. Combined, these qualities allow an educator to develop and contribute to curriculum at the classroom, school, and district levels. The Master of Science program provides an ideal foundation for doctoral studies, especially in programs such as Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • State and define the major components in the field of curriculum and instruction
  • Produce a comprehensive literature review on a major issue in the field of curriculum theory or instruction
  • Complete an action-based or historically-based quantitative or qualitative study on an issue in curriculum and instruction and defend it at a public gathering with at least three faculty members present

Admission Requirements

You must apply and be admitted as a graduate student in the College of Education. See the Graduate Policies and Regulations and the Graduate Admission page.

Admission deadlines for the Master's Program in Curriculum and Instruction:

Priority deadline Hard deadline
Fall admittance June 1 August 10
Spring admittance October 15 January 1
Summer I admittance April 1 May 15
Summer II admittance April 1 June 15

Degree Requirements

Visit Course Catalog for a complete list of degree requirements for the Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction.

Program Matrices

Master's in Curriculum and Instruction National Standards Matrices (docx)


Donna DeGaish, Program Specialist