Online Master of Education Curriculum Instruction and Assessment
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Build on your experience, enhance your potential
The online Master of Education degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment from Strayer provides skills and approaches that can help you make the most of every hour in your K–12 or adult learning environment. This program is designed for teachers or facilitators looking to advance and provide meaningful instruction through engaging learning experiences for their students.
Fall classes start on October 6
Program at a glance
11-week courses in the program
Cost per course
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Get a master’s that matters
Earning your Master of Education, Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment concentration can give you the flexibility to stay engaged with your school and students while you refine your teaching strategies in K-12 or adult learning environments.
Build your skills
- Demonstrate and promote multiethnic and multicultural awareness and appreciation in K-12 instructional methods, curriculum development and assessment.
- Explore curriculum mapping to develop, implement and evaluate curricula for use in multiple educational settings.
- Hone your teaching strategies in the K-12 or adult learning environment.
- Deliver K-12 or adult instruction, develop and implement program curricula and obtain and present assessment data.
Build your ePortfolio
Students will create journals about their work, including artifacts from coursework or work, to showcase their new competencies.
1:1 attention you deserve
Our professors promise you a human, personalized learning experience that keeps you connected, engaged and moving forward.
Completion of Strayer University’s Master of Education program does not guarantee a student has met the requirements to apply for public school teacher or administrator licensure in any state, nor that a student will be eligible for pay raises, promotions or other job-related benefits. Students pursuing teacher or school administrator certification in the public school system should contact their respective state offices of education as well as local school district to confirm educational requirements before beginning the program.
The high-quality higher education you deserve
Affording your degree
At Strayer, you’ll find plenty of ways to make your tuition affordable, so you can worry less about your budget and get down to business.
cost per course
degree conferral (one-time only)
technology fee (one per term)
Ways to reduce your cost
Transfer up to 4 classes toward your master's degree.
Save up to 25% off the cost of select master’s degrees. Eligibility rules apply.
Take your teaching to the next level
Our concentration in curriculum, instruction and assessment can help you plan and create educational models that help keep children or adult learners engaged and inspired. You’ll get set to recognize and implement relevant teaching and learning strategies and make meaningful contributions in your institution. View all courses
Review, analyze and evaluate contemporary educational theory and practice in relation to the teaching and learning process. View different philosophical perspectives on human development, motivational theory and learning theory, including effects on the educational enterprise as these perspectives are applied to varied learning situations.
Get the knowledge, skills and strategies you need to assess and evaluate instructional and other educational programs in traditional and non-traditional institutions. Focus on determining present status, determining future direction, charting a course of action and assessing progress toward desired outcomes. Study standardized and alternative forms of measurement as a means of evaluating and validating instructional outcomes.
Apply learning theory to strategies for determining learners needs; differentiating, implementing and sequencing appropriate instructional methods to meet those needs; identifying and providing learning support resources; and assessing effects upon student performance. Examine uses of various instructional methods such as learner-centered instruction, collaborative methods, distance learning methods and direct instruction.
Presents both formal and informal measures for assessing learners' progress. Course involves analyzing various approaches to interpreting individual and group performance. Uses of formative and summative assessments are examined in relation to maintaining a positive learning environment based on research and best practices. A variety of learning assessment strategies will be examined such as the development of rubrics, journal evaluation techniques, standardized testing, universal design strategies, technology-based assessments and portfolios.
Discuss aspects of educational research including study purpose, research design, methods of analysis and formal scholarly writing. Focus on decision-making and policy formation in educational and related settings. Examine qualitative and quantitative research paradigms as you evaluate and interpret measures deriving from both methodological approaches. Demonstrate proficiency in writing and knowledge of educational research methods.
Prerequisite: To be taken last or next to last; a grade of 'B' or higher is required.
Apply the rationale for and methods of developing a professional portfolio. Create a portfolio that includes a comprehensive collection of work and artifacts to demonstrate analysis, synthesis and evaluation of theoretical and practical knowledge gained in prior program courses. Demonstrate competency of your specific concentration area as well as of program outcomes. A supervising faculty member will evaluate your capstone project. A grade of B or higher is required.
Master’s admission requirements
Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
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