Curriculum & Instruction

Become a Teacher Leader!

Advance your teaching career & salary with Avila’s MAEd in Curriculum & Instruction. This program is designed to develop the skills necessary for classroom teachers to become a Teacher Leader.  Coursework will include a more in-depth study of learning theory, curriculum models, data literacy and assessment, change management, and effective leadership techniques for teacher leaders.

Program Requirements

Core Required Courses (18 hours):

  • ED 609 Data Literacy & Development (3)
  • ED 615 Theories of Learning (3)
  • ED 616 Responsive Teaching (3)
  • ED 626 Teacher Leader (3)
  • ED 630 Advanced Curriculum & Instruction (3)
  • ED 689 Educational Research (3)

Elective Courses (15 hours):

  • ED 604 Trauma & Mental Health Issues in K-12 Settings (3)
  • ED 614 Managing A Culturally Diverse Classroom (3)
  • ED 617 Theories of Behavior (3)
  • ED 620 Rethinking Learning Spaces (3)
  • ED 622 Teaching & Learning in Online Environment K-12  (3)

*Students may transfer in up to 9 credit hours to fulfill elective hour requirements.

Program Highlights & Benefits

  1. 100% Online Program
  2. No GRE or Admission Test
  3. No Weekend Classes
  4. Eight-week classes. Focus on one class at a time.
  5. Transfer in up to nine previous graduate hours
  6. Several enrollment start dates throughout the year – every eight weeks

What You Learn

  • Demonstrate effective leadership and facilitation skills through the integration of theory, professional practice, and applied research.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the theoretical concepts describing human learning and motivations and their application to lesson design, instruction, evaluation and assessment.
  • Evaluate and analyze quantitative and qualitative research and student data.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of effective instructional strategies and curriculum planning with an emphasis on the areas of differentiation and cultural responsiveness.


School of Education

Cory Roup, Assistant Director of Graduate Education
P: 816.501.2464 / E:

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