Program Details

Program Outline

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.

We can help you 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

American InterContinental University’s Master of Education degree is not designed to meet state educator licensing requirements; however, it may assist students in gaining licensure in their state of residence depending on those requirements. If you’re interested in teaching certification, please contact your state board of education for requirements.


Division Core

EDU 602Analysis, Assessment and Technology


EDU 604Integrative Design and Evaluation


EDU 622Applying Learning Theories


EDU 624Mastery in Educational Specialty


Total Credit Hours:24


Curriculum and Instruction for Educators

EDU 633Principles of Curriculum Improvement


EDU 643Designing Effective Curricula


EDU 660Curriculum Design and Evaluation


EDU 673Decision Making in Curriculum and Instruction


Classes Overview

At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may 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 provides a comprehensive survey of our progressive understanding of the learning process. Students will explore developmental, behaviorist, cognitive, social, and adult learning theories as well as the research regarding the role of motivation and transfer of learning in novel domains.

Integrative Design and Evaluation

This course examines the development of curricula for education and workplace learning and development. Comparison of evaluation design, curriculum design, and instructional design will assist learners in understanding the similarities and differences in these fields of education. Learner will learn to develop learning objectives. Program evaluation techniques will be introduced.

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 of principles for resolution of curriculum problems.

Designing Effective Curricula

This course examines techniques and methods of effective course design and implementation. Topics covered include motivation, consultation, instructional strategies, and student assessment.

Curriculum Design and Evaluation

This course examines the development of comprehensive educational curricula and/or development programs. Students will perform all phases of curricula design tied to their area of professional practice.

Decision Making in Curriculum and Instruction

This course examines the roles of curriculum designers and instructors in the educational decision-making process. Students analyze the underlying assumptions and research supporting various teaching and design practices. Students will create a curriculum design project integrating concepts and skills gained throughout this program.

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TEAC Accreditation

The Master of Education Program at American InterContinental University is awarded TEAC initial accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of three years, from October 2015 - October 2018, to complete the remainder of the five year term, beginning in 2013.

The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.

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Classes Start January 11, 2017