Curriculum and Instruction (M.S.)

Curriculum and Instruction (M.S.)

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In the Curriculum and Instruction graduate program you'll experience a blend of theory and practice in core courses that emphasize social justice and diversity. You will learn to apply research, theory and evidence-based practices to improve education. You will have the opportunity to build your teaching field coursework on the basis of your professional needs and strengths. As a practicing teacher, you will receive professional development and a basis for a doctoral program while being exposed to a variety of teaching strategies.

Program Highlights

  • Offered as a cohort-based program in North Branch and on the St. Cloud campus.
  • Incorporates the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.
  • A separate five-course sequence offered for Teacher of Reading K-12 Certificate/Licensure​ can be used for the teacher field applications and elective courses in the program.
  • One to two graduate assistantship positions sponsored each year. 

Program Distinctions

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall July 15 May 15 July 15
Spring November 15 September 15 November 15
Summer May 1 February 15 May 1

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends North Branch

Graduate Director

Dr. Jennifer Jay

Popular Careers

  • Elementary education
  • Secondary education
  • Curriculum specialist 

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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