MS Curriculum and Instruction

Degree Overview

Our online master’s program in curriculum and instruction will prepare you to meet the challenges of the 21st century classroom. When you complete this program, you will be able to use empirical educational research to develop, implement, and evaluate teaching, learning, and performance improvement endeavors.

Who the program is for:

  • Licensed teachers who wish to learn the skills to become pedagogical and curricular leaders.
  • Individuals who can typically spend 15 or more hours per week on their studies.

This program will be flexible and adaptable to your schedule. Click here to learn more about how your program works.

Your Program of Study

In this online science education master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, you’ll learn all the essential skills and knowledge needed. This program includes two areas of study and completion of a capstone project. This program does not result in an endorsement or an initial teaching license.

Curriculum and Instruction
Research Fundamentals

Total Program: 30 Competency Units (credit equivalents)

More details about your challenging course of study

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Questions & Answers

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Will my state recognize my degree?

Yes. The WGU Teachers College currently serves over 10,000 students throughout the United States. Our master’s degrees are accepted as innovative, leading-edge, credible programs. All teaching programs at WGU are also NCATE-accredited. Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more details. You can also learn more about WGU’s Student Success and Performance Data.

How will I complete my degree?

As a WGU student you will combine the knowledge you already possess with online courses and independent learning resources to prepare for rigorous assessments that measure your progress in the program. Together with your mentor, you will develop a Degree Plan based on your personal strengths and weaknesses. You can learn more by exploring the WGU Experience. Speak to an Enrollment Counselor who can explain the program in more depth.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, WGU offers federal financial aid. Loans are available to most students, regardless of financial need, and grants that requirement repayment are available to those with financial need. You can check into your financial aid eligibility at any time during the admissions process. Learn more from an Enrollment Counselor or visit the Financial Aid section of the website.