Ottawa University's online Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction combines excellence in instructional methodologies with foundational coursework. This Master's in Education program integrates personal and group motivational strategies and theories in organizational management. Our online Master in Education program introduces you to innovative, applied models of instruction. You will gain the global and cultural awareness needed to provide quality education to a diverse classroom.
This Master’s degree in Education program covers subjects such as philosophy, accountability and change; differentiated instruction; curriculum development and evaluation; curriculum design and content studies; and more. Small class sizes and online instructor support allow you to get individual attention when you need it most. At Ottawa University, our instructors are experts in their fields. They bring years of personal experience to the classroom and do everything they can to make sure you will succeed after graduation.
Implement Positive Change
It has been widely understood that if the United States of America expects greater returns on its investments in education, we are going to need to put highly qualified, innovative minds in teaching and administrative positions. A Master of Arts in Education is a prerequisite for many education positions and is recognized by school districts as a valuable credential. A master’s degree in education gives educators the knowledge and skills to inspire and encourage a love of learning and the techniques to handle diverse classrooms and learning styles. Master’s degree programs in education prepare educators to utilize high-level teaching methodologies and provide the tools to make work in the field of education more effective and efficient.
At Ottawa University, we strive to help you achieve your educational and career goals. To make this accelerated Master's in Education Curriculum more accessible to adult learners and students with limited time, we offer courses online. We have created this accelerated, online master’s degree in education program to be specifically focused on curriculum and instruction. Upon completion of this program, you will have developed the skills and knowledge necessary to:
- Improve your teaching
- Create an enriching learning environment
- Plan for changes in teaching
- Encourage improved education for all students
- Assess outcomes for school curricula, programs, services and activities
- Become a leader in education
- Continue growing professionally
Education and Qualifications
The traditional route to becoming a public school teacher involves completing a bachelor’s degree from a teacher education program and then obtaining a certificate/license in a specific state. Those who have a college degree in other fields may meet state guidelines by completing a teacher certification/licensure program. For supervisory or other advanced education positions, a master’s degree may be required.
We understand the challenges that adult learners and busy students face, which is why we’ve made this program available online. Now you can earn this valuable online master’s degree in Educational Leadership on a schedule that works for you! Courses may include:
- Differentiated Instruction
- Curriculum Evaluation
- Curriculum Design and Content Standards
- Data-Driven Instruction: Part 1
- Data-Driven Instruction: Part 2
- Foundation of Learning Theory
- Foundation of Education
- Foundation of Exceptionality
- Foundation of Educational Research and Assessment
- Foundation of Ethical Practices in Education
- Master's Research Project
Careers in Education-Curriculum and Instruction
With an educational leadership and administration specialization, you can pursue positions in private and public school systems, charter schools, colleges or universities, or state education departments. Positions may include principal, assistant, principal, athletic director, education coordinator, director of admission, assessment coordinate, dean of students, or program director.
School curriculum development is essential in adult education programs, alternative schools, charter schools, community or technical colleges, continuing education programs, P–12 public or private schools, and state education departments. Upon completion of this online Master's in Education Curriculum, you may be skilled for the following positions in education:
Curriculum and Instructional Coordinators
An online master’s degree in education with a focus on curriculum and instruction can prepare you for a career as a curriculum coordinator, curriculum specialist, curriculum designer, or instructional coordinator. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, instructional coordinators oversee school curriculums and teaching standards. They develop instructional material, implement it, and assess its effectiveness. Instructional coordinators need a master’s degree and related work experience, such as teaching or school administration.
Coordinators in public schools may be required to have a state-issued license. Employment of instructional coordinators is projected to grow 6% from 2019 to 2029, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. As states and school districts put greater emphasis on student achievement data, schools may increasingly turn to instructional coordinators to develop better curriculums and improve teachers’ effectiveness.
- HLC Accredited University
Ottawa University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
- NCATE Accredited Education Program
The National Association of Teacher Education (NCATE) has awarded Ottawa University accreditation of its Teacher Education program.
Why Choose Ottawa?
The courses in Ottawa University's Master of Arts in Education Curriculum and Instruction program are completely online. We make it easy for you to transfer credits in order to help keep tuition costs down. Ottawa University conveniently offers courses in accelerated 8-week terms in order to reduce your time to completion. When you learn online at Ottawa University, your campus is wherever you need it to be. No matter where you want to study, you will benefit from the support and expertise of our faculty members who are dedicated to your success.
For curriculum and course descriptions, please download a program overview.
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