Online Curriculum & Instruction Schools

Online curriculum and instruction certificate and degree programs provide students with the communication and professional skills needed to develop and implement innovative curriculum in schools. These programs are designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in education, and wish enhance classroom instruction. Curriculum and instruction degrees are available at the master’s and doctoral level, and select schools may offer a certificate option.

Students who earn a degree in curriculum and instruction may seek employment in school district offices, universities, and educational support services. These programs may provide students the necessary skills to seek a career as an educator, curriculum and instruction specialist, librarian, college professor, or instructional coordinator.

Available Degree Levels

  • Certificate: One to two years to complete
  • Master’s Degree: One to two years to complete
  • Doctoral Degree: Three to five years to complete

An online certificate in curriculum and instruction provides a method for educators to expand their skills without pursuing a graduate degree. These programs may allow individuals to concentrate in a particular area of interest, such as literacy, educational leadership, or educational technology. Coursework may include leadership for learning, introduction to issues in school leadership, or school operations and management.

A master’s degree in curriculum and instruction is designed for the teacher wishing to advance their skills in order to improve student achievement and instruction. These programs may allow educators to become more effective by teaching, planning, developing, and implementing instructional programs. Coursework may include educational research, teaching and learning in diverse programs, theories and trends of curriculum and instruction, and the role of teachers in a democratic society.

A doctoral-level online degree in curriculum and instruction arms students with the training to advance to leadership roles in education. These programs may also help hone and develop an individual’s research skills, enabling them to contribute to the advancement of the education field. Students may choose a specialization, such as language and literacy, leadership, policy and school reform, or mathematics and technology. Coursework may include issues of educational law and policy, culture and identity in education, and traditions of inquiry.

Career Options

Online curriculum and instruction programs may provide the training for teachers to become leaders in the classroom. These programs may provide graduates the skills needed to train teachers and staff instructional programs, oversee the development of curriculum, and mentor teachers. Graduates of these programs may gain the professional communication skills necessary to pursue employment in school district offices, universities, and educational support services.

Possible career fields include:

  • Educator
  • Curriculum and Instruction Specialist
  • Librarian
  • College Professor
  • Instructional Coordinator

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