Advanced Program For Continuing Professional Education
Offered By: College of Education
Earn Your Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction
Learn to build and implement curricula in the classroom, school, district and state level with the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction degree. Licensed K-12 educators can gain the skills to become instructional leaders through a combination of coursework, research and classroom field experiences. Offered by Grand Canyon University's College of Education, this program emphasizes a scholar-practitioner approach to curriculum development, teaching, and assessment.
In the masters in curriculum and instruction degree program, develop your abilities in academic planning and differentiated instruction using current theories, designs, and research-based data. Opportunities for observation and practical application in real classrooms provide the experience to support your professional development as an instructional coach, leader, and outstanding educator.
You must submit a copy of your current teaching license or provide evidence of a minimum of one year of teaching experience to apply for this program. In addition, it is essential to have access to a K-12 classroom to complete the program assignments.
Study Advanced Instructional Strategies
In the master's degree in curriculum and instruction program, you examine the process for planning, composing and delivering an engaging, culturally responsive curriculum. In addition, you also learn to identify, evaluate and assess instructional strategies using data and student achievement.
What You Will Learn
Learn Coaching Techniques for School Settings
In this masters in curriculum and instruction program, teacher candidates examine:
- Curriculum planning, development, assessment and methods to engage diverse learners.
- Frameworks, materials, and strategies for translating the principles of culturally responsive pedagogy into effective educational practice.
- Aligning objectives, instruction, and assessments for differentiating curriculum and using assessment data to guide instruction.
- Coaching techniques in school and community settings with emphasis on improving teacher practices, school culture, and effective communication.
- Effective strategies and practices in professional development.
Explore Career Options in Curriculum and Instruction
The master's degree in curriculum and instruction does not lead to licensure but may lead to career advancement. Common careers with a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction are elementary, junior high or high school curriculum specialist, curriculum designer, lead teacher, faculty and school administrator. Potential workplaces include private, charter and public schools, colleges and education welfare organizations.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.
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Last updated December 8, 2017