Curriculum & Instruction Master of Arts
Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction
The 45-quarter-hour Master of Arts (MA) in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) is individually planned in accordance with a student's background and career goals. Most students prepare for traditional and non-traditional positions in education that require planning, consulting, research, curriculum development, evaluation, and policy-making. Instructional coaching is an established profession that is increasingly gaining national attention. Many school districts across the U.S., including several in Colorado, are implementing instructional coaching as a component of transformative school reform. Our Curriculum and Instruction M.A. program will prepare you for this and many other professions.
In addition to attracting students interested in public schools, we also offer professional training and intellectual engagement that supports students interested in the areas of curriculum development for public and private sectors, non-profit and for-profit education centers, and cultural institutions. Small seminars, independent projects, and specialized courses offer additional opportunities for an individualized and well-rounded master's program. This program is suitable to a wide array of student interests, and through cross-college collaboration, students are able to examine these areas in depth. Curriculum and Instruction in particular offers courses that emphasize:
- Gifted Education
- Innovative Teaching, Curriculum and Learning (such as Aesthetic Learning and the Arts in Education)
- Philosophy and Foundations of Education
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
- Social Justice, Urban Education and Diversity
Please note that if your interests lie outside those listed, we are more than willing to work with you to develop a coursework plan that allows you to explore your unique interests.
Certificate in Gifted Education (for students enrolled in the Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction)
The Certificate in Gifted Education includes a total of 9 graduate classes for a total of 27 hours. The courses meet the Colorado Department of Education coursework requirements for the Gifted and Talented endorsement; however the actual endorsement is awarded from the state. The courses are taught by experts and practitioners in the field of gifted education and include a practicum component to enable the student the ability to work with gifted students from a variety of educational backgrounds.
To speak to someone about the Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction, please call or email our Admissions Office at 303-871-2509 or 1-800-835-1607, email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you to see how the Morgridge College of Education can help you achieve your intellectual and career goals.