M.S. Curriculum and Instruction Courses

WGU offers degrees, not classes. As a competency-based online university, progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence through carefully designed assessments and completion of a professional portfolio, capstone, or both. As a student in this program, you will complete the courses listed below in order to graduate. These courses are required. Each course contains a study guide and recommended learning resources for you to use. Your assigned mentor will help guide you through the process.

For ease of understanding, WGU has assigned competency units to each of its courses as indicated below. A competency unit is equivalent to a semester credit hour of learning. WGU terms are six months in length. During a typical term, students will be expected to complete at least 8 to 9 competency units. Grades are assigned on a Pass/Not Pass basis; a “Pass” at WGU is equivalent to a letter grade of “B" or better.

Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more information about these courses.

CourseCompetency Units
Introduction to Curriculum Theory2
Learning Theories2
Instructional Theory2
Educational Psychology2
Curriculum Design2
Curriculum Evaluation2
Assessment for Student Learning2
Differentiated Instruction2
Foundations of Research2
Literature Reviews for Educational Research2
Research Proposal2
Issues in Educational Research2
MS, Curriculum and Instruction Capstone Written Project3
MS, Curriculum and Instruction Capstone Oral Defense3