The Program in Depth

The Master of Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction for Educators can help students learn the fundamentals of curriculum development and help them analyze and enhance learning plans by carrying them out in various learning environments.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Integrate technology into curriculum and instruction for a student-centered learning environment.
  • Design and implement assessments of student performance.
  • Adapt existing instructional materials for specific situations and conditions.
  • Develop curriculum to satisfy organizational, federal, state or other standards and objectives.
  • Use multiple instructional strategies to present content, addressing differences in student learning styles and abilities.
  • Measure the effects of instruction or training and redesign curriculum to increase student performance as needed.
  • Engage in organizing and brainstorming potential curriculum ideas and identifying potential flaws in their use
  • Analyze traditional curriculum methods and structures to identify best practices, as well as weaknesses
  • Become familiar with professional academic standards, curriculum formatting and current academic terms
  • Create their own original curricula, aligning them with common standards and student learning requirements
  • Understand how developmental psychology and current education theory drive curriculum design

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, more of the courses you take are devoted to your field of interest, on average, than at other similar schools. For a Master of Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction for Educators, your classes can include:

  • The Art and Science of Learning

    This course provides an introduction to the various schools of thought regarding how people learn and apply their learning to concrete situations. It ...

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  • Integrative Design and Evaluation

    This course examines the development of curricula for education and workplace learning and development. Comparison of evaluation design, curriculum de...

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  • Principles of Curriculum Improvement

    In this course, students will examine forces influencing curriculum improvement. This course focuses on the analysis of curriculum and the application...

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Course content subject to change

American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit www.hlcommission.org.

The Master of Education degree in Adult Education and Training aligns with industry standards in the following ways:

  • Follows Illinois Board of Higher Education guidelines
  • Designed to conform to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation/Teacher Education Accreditation Council (CAEP/TEAC) programmatic accreditation guidelines

A Flexible Degree That Fits Your Life

Real-World Education

You’ll study under professors who are industry specialists , learning the relevant skills, fundamental practices and specific knowledge related to your field.

Skip What You Already Know

Spend your time focusing on what you need to learn, not reviewing the topics you already know. Our one-of-a-kind intellipathTM learning technology makes it possible.

Internships & Other Career Support

Our Career Services team can help students with job search strategies, resume help, practice interviews, networking opportunities and more.

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1. Eduventures Inc. research, "Adaptive Learning Memo," and American InterContinental University research, "Adaptive Learning Online M.Ed. Competitive Audit," June 2015.L

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AIU Online - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2009 and 10/15/2009 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:

34%

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Don't forget:
Classes start June 6th!