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Curriculum and Instruction for Educators

The Master of Education (M.Ed) with a Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction degree aims to help educators rethink the way they prepare and develop curriculum for their students. The coursework in this curriculum and instruction degree program will help students not only better understand the way curriculum is chosen or designed, but also how curriculum can be focused to elevate student learning and bring more engagement to a classroom.


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  • Next Start Date

    July 20th, 2015

  • Total Credits


  • Specialization Credits


  • Program Length

    11 MONTHS

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Learning & Outcomes
Career Path
  • The Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction for Educators is geared toward students looking to engage in real-world based curriculum development. Instructors will draw upon their own experience as professional educators and help students engage in curriculum analysis and development, as well as putting curricula into practice in the classroom. Students in this program will learn to:

    • Evaluate state and national academic standards to understand how they influence curriculum development.
    • 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.

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    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

    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 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 two years, from October 2013 - October 2015. 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.

  • Courses in the specialization in Curriculum and Instruction for Educators are designed to cover not only the actual construction and design of curricula, but also the current challenges and realities facing curriculum design experts in schools today. Instructors will bring their own professional academic experiences to bear while providing a personal and responsive learning experience, accessing the skills students already have and helping them grow in many other areas.


    • Principles of Curriculum Improvement
    • Designing Effective Courses
    • Curriculum Design and Evaluation
    • Decision Making in Curriculum and Instruction


    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • Students in the Curriculum and Instruction for Educators specialization can expect to gain a broad base of knowledge and experience in designing and developing curriculum in a variety of academic situations. Students in this program will learn to understand and evaluate state and federal academic standards governing curriculum, consider the challenges and specific areas accessed by curriculum in a school, and design and create curricula of their own.

    Students will also participate in meaningful and relevant discussions with their instructors, who will draw on their specialized knowledge of the current academic realities and best practices in use across the education industry.

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AIU Online - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2008 and 10/15/2008 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 36%

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/