Curriculum and Instruction (Concentration in Online Teaching)

Virginia Commonwealth University

27971 USD/year
14497 USD/year
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The online teaching concentration of the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to prepare K-12 teachers and administrators to develop and facilitate effective online instruction in K-12 environments.

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Program goals:

  • Expand on participants’ current teaching expertise in instructional strategies, curriculum design and assessment and evaluation to adapt to fully online and hybrid teaching environments
  • Foster the development of instructional leaders who can model and articulate best practices in online teaching within K-12 environments
Student learning outcomes:
  • Participants will demonstrate effective electronic communication methods for instruction in the K-12 environment.
  • Participants will reflect on current research and standards for online/blended course design/facilitation and articulate a personal philosophy of practice in these areas.
  • Participants will demonstrate effective virtual systematic instructional design though the development of a virtual learning environment.
  • Participants will demonstrate effective facilitation of virtual instruction including employment of techniques to encourage discussion, development of policies and procedures for digital communications and online conflict moderation, and use of effective virtual tools to improve learning.
  • Participants will demonstrate knowledge of effective strategies for assessment and evaluation in online environments through the development of rubrics and alternative assessment tools.
  • Participants will demonstrate knowledge of the TPACK framework in designing instruction with appropriate virtual tools.
  • Participants will demonstrate knowledge of online time and course management through the development of policies and procedures to assist online learners with these issues, and the development of appropriate materials that reflect effective time and course management by the course facilitator.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Education
  • Seminar on Educational Issues, Ethics and Policy
  • Advanced Educational Psychology for Elementary Teachers
  • Introduction to Social Statistics
  • Curriculum Development
  • Instructional Models and the Curriculum
  • Facilitating Digital Communication
  • Instructional Design of Online Environments
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Online Environments
  • Content Focus Workshop
  • Course Development Practicum
  • Time and Course Management for Online Learning

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IELTS or TOEFL needed


33 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application to graduate study, including the application for Virginia in-state tuition.
  • Personal statement submitted with the online application.
  • $70 application fee.
  • T​​hree reference letters submitted through the online application.
  • Transcripts from each institution you attended are required. 
  • Official test scores, if required by your program.
  • Your resume, if requested by the department to which you are applying.

Tuition Fee

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    27971 USD/year
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  • National

    14497 USD/year
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Curriculum and Instruction (Concentration in Online Teaching)
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