Degree Spotlight: MA in Curriculum and Instruction

Posted on March 22, 2016  in  [ Teaching & School Administration ]

Grand Canyon University offers a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction degree for licensed teachers who want to focus on the strategies and skills needed to be curriculum designers or department leaders in educational settings. This degree can also help licensed teachers become more prepared in the classroom.

Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction Degree

The courses in this program equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective leader. Focus is provided in areas of curriculum development, delivery of materials and assessment of learning.

This online education degree also gives teachers the opportunity to take part in field experiences, shadowing a professional in a role of curriculum designer at their school or district. This unique experience allows teachers the chance to develop a thorough understanding of the most effective approaches to leadership and instructional coaching and to designing curriculum that is culturally responsive.

The degree incorporates a wide variety of useful topics, including:

  • Curriculum design theories
  • Culturally responsive curriculum and instruction
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Curriculum mapping
  • Methods of instruction and assessment

Why Choose GCU for Your Degree?

GCU’s Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program is offered in the form of evening classes or as an online degree program to help full-time teachers continue their education. To qualify for this program, candidates must have a teaching license and at least one year of teaching experience. The possibilities as a teacher with the knowledge, skills and abilities to design an effective curriculum are almost endless. 

To learn more about the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction or Grand Canyon University’s College of Education, visit our website.

Written by Jessalyn Johnson, a freshman majoring in English literature at GCU.

Jessalyn Johnson

Jessalyn Johnson is a senior at Grand Canyon University, completing the final year of her BA in English Literature. Originally from Melbourne, FL, Jessalyn has come to enjoy living in the desert of Arizona. Since freshman year she has occupied several different positions on the editorial board of GCU’s literary review, StartleBloom, which is approaching its third volume. In her free time, Jessalyn enjoys creative writing, photography, writing music and participating in the plays and musicals put on by GCU’s Ethington Theatre.

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