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Online Master's in Education: Curriculum & Instruction Concentration

Enhance Your Capabilities as an Educator

Lindenwood University’s online Curriculum and Instruction Master’s in Education concentration allows you to customize your degree to gain the skills needed for the education career you want.

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  • Duration 24 months*
  • Cost per Credit $540
  • Credit Hours 33

Program Benefits

  • 100% online
  • Transfer up to 9 credits
  • No GRE required

* shortest program duration

Gain the Right Skills for the Education Career You Want

The online Master of Arts in Education program from Lindenwood University delivers the skills you need to make a difference in education and land a variety of rewarding positions within the field. The program allows you to choose between five concentrations and certificate programs, including the curriculum and instruction concentration.

By choosing the Curriculum and Instruction Master’s in Education option, you’ll customize the program by choosing 18 credit hours of education courses. Strengthen your classroom teaching skills and build expertise to advance your career into instructional coaching or teacher leader positions.

Career Outlook: Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

There is a growing need for education professionals who specialize in curriculum and instruction. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that curriculum design is expanding at an average rate of 6% per year and more than 11,000 new positions in the field are expected to open by 2028.

With the online Master of Arts in Education program from Lindenwood University, you’ll build a solid academic foundation for diverse careers in education. With a focus on curriculum and instruction, you’ll have the freedom to choose what you learn and become an expert in the education topics that interest you and support your long-term professional goals.

Instructional Coordinator


Instructional coordinators are responsible for choosing what and how students learn. They play a role in developing educational materials used in schools and help educators understand how to use such materials in lessons to effectively educate students.

Career and Technical Education Teachers


Career and technical education teachers prepare individuals to begin careers in specific professions with or without a college degree. These professionals share their insight into specific industries and help the next generation begin their careers successfully and confidently.

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Curriculum: Study the Topics that Support Your Goals

Explore advanced topics in education with our online master’s degree in education. This program includes a total of 33 credit hours. Fifteen credit hours examine core foundational subjects, such as educational research and the innovation mindset. Eighteen credits focus on the specific topics that pertain to your concentration of study. While earning your Curriculum and Instruction Master’s in Education, you can conveniently complete courses in an interactive digital classroom that allows you to balance your education with your personal schedule.

Course Spotlight: EDU 50500 Analysis of Teaching and Learning Behavior

This course is designed to enable the educator to analyze/diagnose, prescribe, and evaluate ways to improve teacher and learner behavior. Various methods of analyzing teacher behavior are studied and applied. Emphasis is also given to developing the ability to analyze and prescribe programs for individual learners.

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Course Spotlight: EDU 51000 Conceptualization of Education

This course is designed to provide an overview of education from historical, philosophical, and sociological perspectives. Students will expand on their understanding of contemporary education through an investigation of the changing role of educators in current social, political, and economic times using current peer-reviewed articles and other open educational resources (OER).

Other Available Concentrations

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Improve the lives and learning outcomes of students with dyslexia with the online Master of Arts in Education and graduate certificate in dyslexia curriculum program from Lindenwood University.

Education, MA: K-12 e-Learning Certificate

Gain the skills to deliver outstanding educational experiences in diverse digital learning environments with the online Master of Arts in Education and the K-12 e-Learning Certificate program from Lindenwood University.

Education, MA: Library Media and Technology

An online master’s degree in library media from Lindenwood University provides you with the library media and technology skills necessary in today’s schools, preparing you for specialized, in-demand careers.

Frequently Asked Questions

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You can complete the online MA in Education in as few as 24 months.

The online MA in Education requires the completion of 11 courses. Learn more about the curriculum here.

You can start your application here.

Yes, there are scholarships available. Find out if you qualify for a scholarship opportunity here.

The online MA in Education does not lead to licensure. Learn more about the professional outcomes of this program here.

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Career and salary information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.