Curriculum and Instruction

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction - Thematic

Candidates choosing the Thematic concentration will have utmost flexibility to become more proficient in a broader array of content in the Curriculum and Instruction field, preparing them to become thought-leaders in their schools and districts, or preparing them for deeper work in a doctoral program. 

Program of Study

The M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction with a thematic concentration is also a 33 credit program, including 6 core Curriculum and Instruction graduate courses and 5 additional graduate courses. Offering flexibility, students work with his/her advisor to choose from one of the 2 class choices below as well as 3 classes from an array of graduate courses in the School of Education to create a thematic focus track that is complementary to the Curriculum and Instruction core courses. 

  • ED 602 - Learner-Centered Education OR ED 608 - Creative Thinking, Collaboration, and Educational Change
  • ED 700 Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction OR RE 601 Media Literacy Education
    PLUS
  • 3 Graduate Electives chosen in collaboration with student advisor
RaShawna Sydnor

“My C&I degree instilled the necessity for the inclusion of matters of social justice and culturally relevant/inclusive instruction.”

"“The bravery of content on the first day of my first course, solidified that I was in the right place. I knew then that I would not only get what I wanted in terms of preparation, but lessons that would extend outside the classroom and contribute to both my personal and professional l growth.”

RaShawna Sydnor
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, ‘12
Middle Grades Teacher
Green Street Academy

Completion Time

This program may be taken part-time (to be completed in 2-5 years) with up to 5 or 6 classes offered per calendar year. There may be full-time opportunities for interested cohorts. Part-time offers a self-paced opportunity to complete requirements over a longer period of time with courses delivered at times of the day that are convenient to full-time work schedules. In addition, hybrid and online course offerings are also available for some of the coursework.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Obtain a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction for Social Justice.
  2. Pursue leadership roles in schools and district offices.
  3. Further your graduate studies at the doctoral level.