Curriculum and Instruction

Grand Canyon University

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545 USD/credit
545 USD/credit
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The Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction degree from Grand Canyon University helps currently licensed teachers take their careers to the next level. Through the degree coursework, research and field experience, graduates of the masters in curriculum program can become instructional leaders at the school, district and state levels. 


The practical approach to curriculum development, teaching and assessment ensures that MA in Curriculum and Instruction graduates learn the most contemporary and effective practices for the classroom.

There are many facets to curriculum development that are focused on in MA degree in Curriculum and Instruction degree from Grand Canyon University. 

Graduates get experience with research-based differentiation strategies. They also learn the most up-to-date assessment and content-area practices. The coursework prepares graduates for curriculum-related leadership positions in just about any educational environment.


The masters degree in curriculum and instruction may lead to career advancement for currently licensed teachers. Graduates with a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction degree may find work as:

  • Curriculum specialists
  • Curriculum designers
  • Lead teachers
  • Grade level/Department level chairs
  • School administrators

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in the College of Education 
  • Brain-Based Learning 
  • Introduction to Educational Research
  • Curriculum Design Theories 
  • Culturally Responsive Curriculum and Instruction
  • Differentiated Instruction

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32 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

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher. 
  • If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may be eligible for admission with a graduate degree from an accredited, GCU-approved college or program and passing test scores: GMAT, GRE

Tuition Fee

  • International

    545 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 545 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    545 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 545 USD per credit and a duration of  .


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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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