One of the longest-standing programs at the University of Central Missouri, our MSE in Curriculum and Instruction is an advanced teacher education program for educators already certified to teach. A graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction will enhance and deepen your knowledge of curriculum development, differentiated instruction and advanced teaching strategies. As a result, you’ll be well-positioned to provide expertise and leadership working with curriculum and instruction.
In UCM’s MSE in Curriculum and Instruction program, you can choose courses that align with one of the following grade band certification areas:
*Candidates with certification in elementary education should apply for the MSE in Elementary Education.
No matter what grade level or subject area you teach, a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from UCM will help you grow professionally — and may increase your salary potential.
Master of Science in Education, Curriculum and Instruction online course options
We designed our master’s in Curriculum and Instruction program with working teachers — and their schedules — in mind. UCM offers flexible learning options, including online classes available in the fall, spring and summer semesters, all taught by experienced faculty.
Nationally recognized top C&I program
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Learning outcomes are based on the NBPTS
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Flexibility through online classes
Dive deeper into curriculum and instruction to better understand how to manage, adapt and monitor student learning. In UCM’s Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction degree program, you’ll learn how to more effectively engage students and become an active part of your school’s learning community.
Regardless of whether your certification areas are in K–12, Middle School or Secondary Education, you’ll take core courses such as Curriculum Development and Assessment, Contemporary Instruction: Theory and Practice, and Introduction to Research.
Our Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction provides ample opportunities to practice what you learn and gain valuable feedback from peers and faculty.
Whether you’re a veteran teacher or just getting started in your career, the Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction will sharpen your instructional strategies. You’ll also improve your eligibility for a range of jobs involving curriculum and instruction, including school leadership positions such as department chair, curriculum coordinator and other instructional leadership roles in the school setting.
Insights on jobs for curriculum and instruction
Earning a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction can help you further your career and increase your salary potential. Use the interactive tool below to learn more about career paths for curriculum and instruction, as well as employment trends and projected job growth.
A UCM master’s degree can advance your career, particularly if you’re a working teacher seeking jobs for curriculum and instruction. Earning a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction may be more affordable than you think, even if you’re juggling work and family.
Named a top-ranked university for low student debt by LendEDU, the University of Central Missouri offers scholarships, grants and loans to help you finance your graduate degree. You may also qualify for one of the many scholarships offered by the College of Education.
Use the UCM Scholarship Finder to learn more about financing your education at UCM with scholarships.
Further specialize your master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction by adding a UCM graduate certificate:
Consider these other graduate programs at UCM that can help you further your career in curriculum and instruction or educational leadership:
You will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction program to:
To be accepted into the Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction program, you must:
UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri