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Graduate Degree

Online Education Master's Program in Curriculum & Instruction

Our online Master of Arts in Education focuses on Curriculum & Instruction
Degree Options:
  • Master of Arts (MA)

30-hour Online Program

12 HOURS IN EDUCATION & 18 HOURS IN CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

  • 30 hours of coursework completed in just 12 months*
  • 8-week, 15-week, and summer courses
  • Fall and summer start dates during the year
  • Affordable tuition of $15,000 for entire program
  • All online classes (asynchronous format)
  • No on-campus requirements

*Contingent on the number of hours taken

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Why an Education Master's in Curriculum & Instruction?

A focus on curriculum and instruction prepares educators to be instructional coordinators, grade level chairs, and department chairs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median annual salary for instructional coordinators is much higher than the average for U.S. workers, and the career path also has above-average growth projections.

Who can apply for this program?
TLU’s program is designed for educators who are certified to teach and are interested in developing professional growth opportunities in the area of curriculum and instruction.

Program Courses

Education Courses (12 hours):

  • Issues, Strategies, and Models in Curriculum Design
  • Teaching and Learning in Diverse Classrooms
  • Research Methods
  • Creativity: Theories, Research, and Applications

Curriculum & Instruction (18 hours):

  • Advanced Curricular Design
  • Social Foundations and Education Trends
  • Comparative Curriculum in International Contexts
  • Evaluation and Assessment
  • Curriculum & Instruction – Special Topics
  • Capstone

Email Dr. Jeannette Jones, professor and chair of the Education Department, with questions or to schedule an information session.

    Application Information

    About NC-SARA


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    TLU has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

    The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

    NC-SARA is a nonprofit organization that helps expand students’ access to educational opportunities and ensure more efficient, consistent, and effective regulation of distance education programs.

    Every student deserves a positive educational experience. Sometimes a student’s experience may not be what they anticipate, and the student may have a concern or a complaint. For this reason, NC-SARA has a process for student complaints. To learn more about this process or to file a complaint, please visit the NC-SARA website:

    Student Complaint | NC-SARA


    Meet the Faculty

    Donna Kubena

    Instructor, Director of Alternative Teacher Certification Program, Student Teaching

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