Curriculum and Instruction (M.S.)

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)

Graduate Director

Martin Lo

Popular Careers

  • Elementary education
  • Secondary education
  • Curriculum specialist 

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall July 15 May 15 July 15
Spring Nov. 15 Sept. 15 Nov. 15
Summer May 1 Feb. 15 May 1

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