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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 Overview

  • Credits: 33
  • Delivery: 100% Online
  • Next Admission Term: Fall 2024
  • Class Duration: 8 weeks
  • Format: Full or part-time
  • Time of Completion: As little as 2 years*
  • Tuition Information

Program Advantages

  • Engages with cutting edge education topics; especially for urban contexts 
  • Blends theory with practice
  • Small class sizes
  • Vibrant faculty who are experts in their field
  • Learn with a diverse range of teachers from public, independent and parochial schools in a variety of specialty areas and grade levels
  • No certification required!

Program of Study

The M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction with a thematic concentration is 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 1 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 609 -Social Justice and Technology 
  • ED 700 Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction OR RE 601 Media Literacy Education
  • 3 Graduate Electives chosen in collaboration with student advisor

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, online course offerings are also available for all 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.