Curriculum & Instruction

I felt as if every class I took was going to help my success as a teacher. I feel confident and prepared for this journey.
“I hope to grow my teaching career into more of the Curriculum Development route, advocating for Fine Arts in school districts.”

Elevate Your Classroom and Become a Teacher Leader!

Advance your teaching career and 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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