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M.A. in Education: Curriculum and Instruction

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Create meaningful learning opportunities for your students using proven educational research, methods, and techniques.

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  • Duration As few as 2 Yrs
  • Cost per Credit $488
  • Credit Hours 30

Program Benefits

  • Customize your studies with a career-focused concentration
  • Earn a degree from an ISBE approved continuing education provider
  • Attend class when and where it’s convenient
  • No entrance exams

Gain Skills for Continued Success Inside or Outside the Classroom

The online M.A. in Education – Curriculum and Instruction from Greenville University is designed for working educators who want to earn an advanced degree while maintaining current teaching commitments. This flexible program can be completed in two years or less.

Greenville University is an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved continuing education provider, so you can be confident you’re earning a valuable credential for continued success in the classroom and beyond. When you finish your online master’s in curriculum and instruction, you will be qualified for career advancement and increased earning potential as a leader in your school, district, or organization.

Career Outlook: Prepare for Career Advancement as an Educator or Administrator

As student enrollment continues to increase at the elementary, secondary, and university level, schools need educators and administrators who can improve learning outcomes using the latest theories and approaches. Take the next step in your education career with the online master’s in curriculum and instruction from Greenville University.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 512,900 new education and training jobs will be added through 2028, with 5% career growth expected during the same time period. Now is a great time to earn an advanced credential for continued success as an educator, administrator, or instructional coordinator.

Instructional Coordinator


Instructional coordinators are responsible for developing school curricula and teaching standards. By analyzing student data and working closely with educators, they provide guidance on course content, conduct teacher training, and more.

High School Teacher


High school teachers prepare students for college or the workplace. They create lesson plans, grade assignments and exams, communicate with parents, and help students study for standardized tests. High school teachers often specialize in areas like English, history, or math.

Career and salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Additional career options include:

  • Corporate Trainer
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Educational Administrator
  • Elementary School Teacher
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Curriculum: Expand Your Knowledge of Teaching and Learning

Greenville University’s online master’s in curriculum and instruction combines theoretical learning and practical application of curricular design and instructional methods. You will gain skills to improve learning outcomes for students through an advanced study of literacy, assessment, and more.

Through our 8- and 16-week courses, you will learn to integrate Christian values into your teaching methods. You will also complete a hands-on capstone project, designing and executing an improvement initiative in your school, district, or organization.

Course Spotlight: EDUC 561 Assessment for Learning

Total Credit Hours: 3

Investigate uses of strategic learning activities and approaches that embed assessment throughout a curriculum. Develop skills for instructional design that includes outcome assessment as an integral component of learning.

Course Spotlight: EDUC 553 Literacy for Today’s Society

Total Credit Hours: 3

Review theories and current practices of literacy development and explore research-based practices in development of literacy (reading, math, and technology) at fundamental levels for all students. Explore literacy development across content areas, strategies for remaining current in literacy development, and literacy assessment.

Explore More Concentration Options

M.A. in Education: Coaching

Prepare for a successful career in coaching and athletics as you learn to lead sports teams and develop winning organizations.

M.A. in Education: Special Education

Prepare to make a positive impact as an educator and advocate in special education.

M.A. in Education: TESL

Learn specialized skills for teaching non-native English speakers and finish your degree in 2 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our dedicated admissions team is here to help. If you have additional questions that aren’t covered here, contact us or call (855) 582-1233.

Students can complete this program in 2 years or less, depending on transfer credits and which concentration option you choose.

Total tuition is $14,640-$16,104 and only covers the expenses related to course enrollment.

If you are looking for total costs related to earning your degree, you will need to account for textbook purchases or rentals, as well as any application or technology fees. Read more about tuition and costs.

Greenville University is an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved continuing education provider, so you can be confident you’re earning a valuable credential for continued success. Courses in the master’s in education online program are delivered in a flexible format so you can study while maintaining your daily teaching responsibilities.

Yes, the M.A. in Education is based on four concentrations: Coaching, Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education, and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). Read more about the curriculum for the M.A. in Education on the courses page.

Yes! You can save time and money by transferring up to 6 credits to the online M.A. in Education program. Contact an enrollment counselor for more information.

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