Curriculum and Instruction, M.A. | Online (optional) | University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) | Colorado Springs, United States
12 months
15464 USD/year
15464 USD/year
7748 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is designed to provide professional educators with increased knowledge of current research on teaching and learning and its contexts and to apply that research in practice. 


The degree provides an opportunity for teachers to focus on an area of interest and to develop increased skills and knowledge in that area. The MA in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is a thirty (30) semester-hour program designed for licensed, practicing teachers who desire to continue developing their professional expertise. 

Candidates complete a core of academic work requiring:

  • Examination of educational issues from the perspective of social context and culturally responsive pedagogy;
  • Investigation and analysis of curricular design and models of teaching;
  • Examination and analysis of seminal and current research and application of research in instructional settings;
  • Consideration of the role and uses of technology in curriculum and instruction and its implementation in the classroom.

Further, the selection of a cognate emphasis area allows students to concentrate their coursework in an area of instruction in which they wish to develop particular expertise: Curriculum and Instruction: Science Teaching, MSc, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement, Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology, Leadership, or Special Education, MA.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations: History & Research in Curriculum Studies
  • Issues, Strategies, & Models in Curriculum Design
  • Masters Research Project 
  • Mathematical Connections and Concepts
  • Dev. Manipulative Materials for Science Teaching
  • K-12 Web Based Educational Resources

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the electronic online application
  • All applicants (international & domestic) pay the $60.00 application fee
  • Obtain three letters of reference
  • Prepare a career goal statement (see department specific requirements)
  • Current résumé (please include relevant paid work and volunteer experience where applicable)
  • Complete a background check or provide an unofficial copy of teaching licensure
  • Interview with department faculty member
  • Once application materials are in, interview with a faculty advisor for the program.
  • English Proficiency must be demonstrated through providing evidence of an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, a TOEFL score of 550-(paper-based) or 80-(internet-based) or a Kaplan International Tools for English (KITE®) score of a minimum of 460. Students may make arrangements to take KITE® at the Global Engagement Office.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7732 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    15464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7732 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7748 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3874 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Colorado Springs

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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