Program in Curriculum & Instruction School of Education The University of Kansas

Program in Curriculum & Instruction School of Education The University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
March 15
fall application deadline
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4 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


School Overview

Online education should provide more than a degree. It should provide a one-of-a-kind experience that's challenging, engaging, and rewarding.

At the University of Kansas, students learn from expert faculty members in top-ranked departments and access leading-edge technology that seamlessly integrates the classroom experience into their lives.

Program Overview -- Master's in Education -- Curriculum & Instruction

The online Master's in Curriculum & Instruction degree program at the University of Kansas combines the flexibility of an online learning format with the prestige of a rigorous graduate degree from a top 20-ranked School of Education.

This is a practitioner-focused master's degree for current educators who want to make a difference with effective instructional practices and curriculum development strategies. At KU, students challenge themselves to become better educators while increasing their future earning potential with master's degrees.

The M.S.E. in Curriculum and Instruction degree program is designed for passionate educators who are ready to take a step forward in their careers with a challenging, practice-based online master's program.

Profiles of students include:

- Current teachers looking to become better educators through a focus on practical curriculum and instruction techniques that can be used directly in their classrooms.

- Educators who wish to transition to a curriculum specialist or instructional coordinator role within their school district or in an alternative setting

Graduates of this program are qualified specialists with job prospects in a diverse number of settings. Many work in public and private schools as master teachers, instructional coordinators, and curriculum specialists. Other graduates have worked as curriculum designers and specialists in a corporate or publishing setting.

Graduate faculty members serve the Curriculum & Instruction program in 4 areas of professional commitment:

- Delivery of exemplary instruction to graduate students.

- Production, interpretation, and dissemination of sound and useful research and scholarship.

- Provision of leadership, collaboration, and service within the profession.

- Promotion, understanding, and celebration of diversity.

Note: This program is not intended for initial licensure, and most students will enter the program with an active teacher's license.

Program Benefits

Students can:

- Earn a respected, NCATE-accredited degree from aTop-20 School of Education

- Learn from dedicated faculty members who teach with an emphasis on applying research in real-world situations to improve instructional practice

- Create working instructional portfolios that can be directly applied in their own classrooms

- Complete their coursework anytime, anywhere through the innovative online format

- Graduate in less than 2 years

- Submit their application with no GRE requirement for admission into the program

What Students Will Learn

The University of Kansas believes that it's important that students pursue their master's degrees as teachers not just for increasing their earnings power and improving their resume. More importantly, it's about making a difference in the lives of the students

The students enrolled in this program will make that difference by learning practical instructional techniques that work in a variety of classroom settings. They will also learn strategies on how to design effective curriculums that set them up for success before their first students ever step into the classroom.


The University of Kansas brings a rich academic tradition into the online environment. The KU School of Education is committed to KU's mission of educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world. The faculty members are at the leading edge of research and practice. They have:

- Served as leaders of and received recognition from key organizations such as ARC, International Reading Association, and the Council for Exceptional Children

- Authored dozens of books and over 1,000 academic articles that guide research and practice worldwide

- Directed tens of millions in federal grant dollars dedicated to the field of education

With a wide variety of backgrounds and research areas, the faculty here in the College of Education is one of the finest in the nation.


KU's School of Education is ranked in the Top 20 in the nation.

Location & Contact

Program in Curriculum & Instruction

School of Education
The University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Curriculum And Instruction Master's
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported




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