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Curriculum and Instruction-Professional Education (M.A.)

  • Professional Education
    Professional Education

The M.A. in curriculum and instruction - professional education program allows certified teachers to earn a master’s degree and combine the necessary content hours required to teach high school dual-credit courses. This degree also prepares individuals to teach courses at the two-year or community college level.

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Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction


  • Teaching dual credit in high school
  • Teaching at the community college level

Program Highlights

  • Current concentrations available: English, mathematics, history and political science

  • Courses are offered 100 percent online.

  • Education courses are eight-week courses. Please note that content area courses may not be eight-week courses.

  • We stress personal contact and advising. All our faculty are available to meet with students as needed.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Curriculum: Evaluate and modify appropriate curricula and resources to meet student, client and program needs for content area.
  • Instruction: Evaluate student abilities and modify instruction within the content area to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Practical Experience: Apply creative thinking and utilize new technologies to the solution of practical educational/training problems.

Admission Requirements

  • All college and university transcripts

Note: The GRE is NOT required for admission.


Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or better, including all grades on repeated courses, or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.

You are strongly encouraged to register for the first and second eight-week sessions simultaneously, before the first eight-week session begins.

8 week Program Deadline:

Spring A - Jan. 1

Spring B - March 1

Summer - May 1

Fall A - Aug. 1

Fall B - Oct. 1

Degree Plan

  • Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction-Professional Education Degree Requirements

    All EDG courses are offered in an online format. Content area courses may not be in an online format.

    Required Courses
     Courses Hours
    EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences 3
    EDG 6302 Test and Measurements 3
    EDG 6304 Research 3
    Prescribed Electives (9 SCH)
    Choose three (3) of the following courses
    Courses  Hours
    EDG 6300 Curriculum Development 3
    EDG 6306 Curriculum and Methodology Trends 3
    EDG 6312 Learning Theories 3
    EDG 6315 Content Area Instruction 3
    EDG 6316 Instructional Issues: Theory and Practice 3
    EDG 6369 Assessment of Student Outcomes 3
    Content Area with Advisor Approval (18 SCH)
    Content Area* 18

    *There are currently four content area programs available; English, Mathematics, History, and Political Science. For additional information on content areas specializations and a degree plan, contact Daniel Martinez, the College of Education Graduate Programs advisor.

Available courses in mathematics may be found on the Mathematics Graduate Course Description webpage.


  • Graduate

Read this assistantship information to learn more about the availability and the application process.

Carr Academic Graduate Scholarships

Carr Academic Graduate Scholarships are ASU’s premier scholarships for graduate students. Awards are based on undergraduate GPA. Students are considered for the Carr Academic Graduate Scholarship upon their acceptance into the College of Graduate Studies and Research. No application is required.

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