Grand Canyon University

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction

Format: Online

Program Description:

Earn Your Online Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction at GCU

The online Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction non-licensure degree program from Grand Canyon University (GCU) can help education professionals position themselves for possible career advancement. Through the degree coursework, research and field experience, graduates of the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program can become instructional leaders at the school, district and state levels. The practical approach to curriculum development, teaching and assessment teaches degree graduates the most contemporary and effective practices for the classroom.

There are many facets to curriculum development that are focused on in the online master’s in curriculum and instruction program at GCU. Graduates can get experience with research-based differentiation strategies. They are also taught the most up-to-date assessment and content-area practices. The coursework in GCU’s master’s degree in curriculum and instruction can prepare you to pursue curriculum-related leadership positions in most educational environments.

Skills Taught In the Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction Program at GCU

Students enrolled in GCU’s master’s in curriculum and instruction online and evening degree program will study how to plan, write and deliver instruction that is developmentally appropriate, engaging and culturally responsive. Graduates also evaluate the efficacy of instructional strategies using data and student achievement information.

Graduates of the on-campus and online master’s in curriculum and instruction program complete coursework on a variety of important subject areas, including:

    Curriculum planning
    Assessment development
    Engagement strategies for diverse learners
    Culturally responsive pedagogy
    Using assessment data to inform instruction
    Delivering effective instruction, including the use and development of specialized materials
    Coaching other teachers and community members
    Professional development presentation strategies

Career Opportunities for Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction Online and In-Person Graduates

The work done by Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction graduates may take place in public or private elementary, middle or high schools. Other potential workplaces include:

    Colleges and universities
    Education welfare organizations
    Curriculum development businesses
    Education/Edtech publishers

Teachers looking to advance their skills and focus more on the foundations of what they teach may benefit from this master’s in curriculum and instruction online and in-person degree.

1 Educator licensure is determined by state departments of education and not by GCU.

If seeking licensure or certification, applicants to the program are responsible for contacting their state department of education for licensure requirements and program approval. In addition, fingerprint/background clearance is required.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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