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Master of Arts in Curriculum Specialist

Program Details

The online MA in Curriculum Specialist degree program prepares students to pursue employment as curriculum instructional specialists whose focus is the improvement of learning opportunities through instructional leadership in curriculum development, instruction, and staff development. Graduates possess the knowledge and skills required to develop a school culture that values diversity and promotes high expectations and achievement for all.  Coursework provides instructional expertise, knowledge of learners, research skills and content knowledge, as well as professional and leadership development.


All applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or univeristy and a valid North Carolina "A" level teaching license or the equivalent from another state. 

  • Completed online application to graduate school
  • Application fee 
  • Official (sealed) transcript from each college or university attended
  • Resume 
  • GRE or GMAT test scores no older than five years

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Council for Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP)


Appalachian cannot confirm whether this professional licensure program will meet the requirements for professional licensure outside North Carolina; therefore, prior to enrollment, if you intend to practice in another state, you must determine if this program meets requirements for licensure in your state by contacting your appropriate licensing agencies.