Curriculum and Instruction

This program is designed for individuals who would like to broaden their knowledge of theory and practice in education. Completion of this program will enhance graduate students' understanding of curricular issues and their impact on instructional practice.

This program prepares individuals for continued development as master teachers in schools or other instructional institutions. Core coursework will lead to an in-depth understanding of the theoretical underpinnings supporting classroom instruction and educational reform. Key components of this program include focus on literacy, diversity, integration of technology and an interdisciplinary perspective in education.

Coursework Required

  • EDGCI 521: Principles of Curriculum and Instructional Methods
  • EDGCI/CC 513: Educational Research, Design and Development
  • EDGCI 522: Curriculum Integration of Educational Technology
  • EDGCI 523: Movements in Education
  • EDGCI 524: Advanced Human Growth and Development
  • EDGCI 525: Anthropology and Sociology of Education
  • EDGCI 526: Literacy Issues for Curriculum Leaders
  • EDGCI 527: Assessment of Instruction and Learning
  • EDGCI 528: Curriculum Development and Instructional Design
  • EDGCI 529: Leadership, Collaboration and Change
  • EDGCI 530: Graduate Seminar, Integrating Curricular Theory into Practice


Interested in applying for the Curriculum and Instruction program at the Gilbert, Arizona, location? Learn more about graduate admission requirements or apply today!

Key Benefits

  • Aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • Taught by faculty with expertise in their fields
  • Instructed by both Gilbert and Chicago faculty
  • Informed by time-tested wisdom
  • Equipped with cutting-edge technologies
  • Enriched by history, psychology, sociology and anthropology.

Career Opportunities

With a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction you can work in K-12 schools as:

  • Master Teacher
  • Department Chair
  • Curriculum Director
  • Instructional Coordinator

You can also work in businesses and non-profit organizations as:

  • Instructional Designers
  • Training and Development Specialists
  • Training and Development Manager

Or, you can work as an instructor for community colleges and technical colleges.


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