Program Overview

York College offers a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction for students and professionals in education who are interested in developing their understanding of advanced teaching and design of plans to influence education. Career and growth opportunities are available for students by becoming experts in strategies and specialized knowledge of the creation of plans for learning, instruction, grading, and assessment of activities. Through learning and organizational theory, students may develop expertise in research and practices in curriculum design, teacher development and program assessment.

The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education which will be applicable on the job. Some examples of classes include Premier Global Instruction Practices, Fundamentals of Needs Based Curriculum Development, and Accommodating Diversity Through Social Justice, among others.

After successfully completing this program, students should have demonstrated necessary educational and professional qualifications for advanced roles in curriculum development and instruction. These qualifications include the ability to treat students equitably, recognizing the individual differences that distinguish one student from another and adjusting their practice based on observation and knowledge of their students’ interests, abilities, skills, knowledge, family circumstances, and peer relationships. Other skills include being able to create multiple paths to subjects through knowledge of how the subject is created, organized, linked to other disciplines, and applied to real-world settings, and to manage and monitor student learning to create, enrich, maintain, and alter instructional settings to capture and sustain the interest of their students and to make the most effective use of time.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    York College was founded in 1890 by the United Brethren Church. Today, York College is a private, four-year, senior liberal arts college affiliated with the Church of Christ. York College works toward the mission of transforming the lives of its students through Christ-centered education as well as creating a path of lifelong service to God, family and society. The York College campus is set on 50 acres of land and designed to create an intimate and safe setting for students.


    Students can earn associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees at York College through the following academic departments:

    • Biblical Studies
    • Business
    • Communication
    • Criminal Justice
    • Education
    • English
    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Natural Sciences
    • Physical Education
    • Psychology

    For students wanting to complete a degree, but who have a hectic schedule, York College offers programs that can be completed entirely online, including bachelor's and master's degrees programs.


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