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Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

Program Details

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.

Accreditation & Licensing

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