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 fully online program, starting Summer 2021.
  • 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

  • Teaching licensure programs approved by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB)
  • Membership in Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall Aug. 1 June 1 Aug. 1
Spring Dec. 1 Oct. 15 Dec. 1
Summer May 1 March 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

Graduate Director

Martin Lo

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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