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Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction


Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction

Master's degree

17 months

Approximate Program Length


Total Credits


Cost per Credit



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Register by: May 24, 2023

Make learning come alive for students. In as little as 17 months, you can earn a Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction, designed for teachers (P-12) who want to serve as leaders in their schools with advanced knowledge and skills in curriculum and instruction.

Teachers with academic endorsements or who have completed specific University of Phoenix® Continuing Education for Teachers courses, such as Assessment and Evaluation for Educators and Technology Integration for Educators, can save time and money by applying to waive up to 12 credits. This special waiver allows you to finish your MAED/CI program in about 1 year, saving you more than $4,800 on tuition and fees.

  • Develop curriculum assessment skills

  • Use curricular research to adopt best practices in the classroom

  • Integrate technology into teaching lessons

  • Adopt coaching strategies that can positively affect learning outcomes

  • Understand ethical, social and political issues in education

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Your academic counselor will help you schedule your classes for the Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction.

What you'll learn

When you earn your online Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Synthesize multiple theories of curriculum and instruction to serve as a leader in these areas within your school or district
  • Analyze assessment data to make informed decisions for continuous improvement of instructional programs
  • Create innovative strategies and incorporate technology to enhance student learning in the classroom setting

Along with the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, students who graduate from the College of Education should gain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes students will possess upon completion of the program of study. By the time you complete your Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction degree, you should be able to perform these learning outcomes.

COE Central

College of Education students will find many helpful resources on COE Central. Program handbooks provide a wealth of information on topics such as professional expectations, clinical experiences, clinical practice, internships, edTPA and much more. Milestone roadmaps, technology and multimedia resources, and various toolkits are also available.

Program Purpose Statement

The Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction is a graduate degree program intended to provide educators with advanced knowledge and skills in curriculum and instruction. The MAEd/CI does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or state licensure as a teacher. The program is only intended as an advanced degree.

Careers & Outcomes

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction?

An MAED/CI can prepare you to be a:

  • Curriculum director
  • Program administrator
  • Instructional designer


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for instructional coordinators is projected to be as fast as average between 2021 and 2031.

BLS projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Career Services for Life®

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

You'll have a team of advisors at University of Phoenix



Paying for school

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Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

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Student Experience

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Phoenix provides support and resources for busy students

Accreditation & Faculty

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional Accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

real-world faculty


Average years of industry experience




Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Donna Lange

Faculty Spotlight

From the very beginning, I always try to make students feel comfortable and connect with them.

Donna Lange
Faculty of the Year 2020, College of Education

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The MAEd in Curriculum and Instruction does not lead to certification as a teacher. This program is designed for students who have already obtained their teaching credential.

*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.