Curriculum Instruction and Assessment (Grades K–12)

The Accelerated Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K–12) specialization is based on standards set forth by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Core Propositions and Early Adolescent and Middle Childhood Generalist standards. Through this accelerated MSEd model, you can complete this program in as little as one year for slightly more than $10,000—a 40% tuition savings compared to our traditional specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.*

Click here for a comparison of the accelerated vs. non-accelerated course sequence.

This specialization supports the key premise that all children can learn—regardless of socioeconomic conditions, ethnicity, or learning differences. It focuses on providing 21st-century learning opportunities that serve all students. Its curriculum includes the latest information on brain-based learning and features access to national education experts like Dr. Judy Willis, whose expertise as both a neurologist and a teacher helps to demonstrate how this new information translates to effective practice in the classroom.

Learn to respond effectively to your students’ diverse learning needs and provide authentic, differentiated learning experiences that help students master the multidimensional skills required for success in the 21st century. Apply evidence-based and reflective practices to make informed decisions that will positively impact student learning. Design standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment that will help ensure that all students learn and achieve at the highest levels possible.

Emphasis on Practical Strategies

  • Employ research-based processes for designing and mapping a meaningful and motivating curriculum.
  • Adapt curricula and instructional strategies to meet the diverse and changing needs and learning preferences of students.
  • Design curricula and assessment for students with special needs.
  • Develop and implement data-driven decisions.
  • Measure student learning through effective, ongoing assessment, including student self-assessment.

Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits

While the MSED accelerated program is designed to be completed in 12-months, time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.


Course Code Course Credits
Course Code EDUC 6610 Course Teacher as Professional Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6730 Course Curriculum Design for Learning Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6616 Course Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations (Accelerating) Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6651 Course Teacher Leadership in the Classroom: Increasing Learning and Achievement Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6731 Course Assessment for Student Learning Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6604 Course Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment (Accelerating) Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6734 Course Differentiated Instruction (Accelerating) Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6619 Course Including Students With Special Needs: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Accelerating) Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6735 Course Helping Students Become Self-Directed Learners (Accelerating) Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6733 Course Action Research for Educators Credits (3 sem. cr.)

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification
This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

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