An online Master of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment will give you the skills to identify student needs and develop applicable strategies for K-12 learning environments. In this program, you’ll: 

  • Demonstrate and promote multi ethnic 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
  • Identify appropriate technology applications and develop technological skills for K-12 instruction, curriculum development, and assessment
  • Apply research, critical thinking, and communication skills to obtain, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and present scholarship related to K-12 curricula, instruction, and assessment
  • Hone your teaching strategies in the K-12 environment
  • Deliver K-12 instruction, develop and implement program curricula, and obtain and present assessment data

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.


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  • EDU 555 - K-12: Curriculum Design and Development

    Examine the theory and practice of the design, development, implementation and evaluation of curricula. Discuss the development of a K-12 curriculum involving a systematic approach to identifying learners needs, establishing goals and objectives, and selecting educational strategies to meet those needs. Explore the impact of educational research on curriculum plans and development. Focus on examination of curriculum standards, state and national influences, diversity issues and curriculum assessments.

  • EDU 571 - Evaluating School Programs

    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.


  • EDU 500 - Adult Learning Theory

    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.

  • EDU 508 - Educational Research Methods

    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.


    Utilizes case law, legal analysis and class discussions to introduce students to the major legal principles and issues affecting education.Reviews legal terminology and diverse legal issues that impact education and educators. Topics include regulation of public and private schools, church-state issues, the authority to make and enforce rules governing student and staff conduct, safety of the educational environment, child abuse and sexual harassment, search and seizure, desegregation, free-speech rights of students, teachers and extracurricular groups and due process. Topics are examined in the context of legislation and statutes, Department of Education regulations, and state and federal court decisions.

  • EDU 525 - Perspectives of Adult Education

    Examines adult education from historical perspectives, including social, economic, regulatory, and technological developments that have shaped adult education. Students examine distance education, online education, and other modes of adult education.

  • EDU 526 - Diversity in Adult Education

    Explore practical and theoretical approaches to understand and appreciate diversity. Learn how to create inclusive learning environments for adults in educational and non-educational settings. Learn ways to incorporate cultural diversity and diversity of ideas into instructional content.

  • EDU 535 - Organizational Training and Development

    Examines the elements of training and development in organizational and educational environments. Students learn how to incorporate adult learning theory into training and developmental programs. Topics include planning, facilitating, and assessing training and development of adults.

  • EDU 550 - Adult Learning: Curriculum, Design and Development

    Provides students with the tools to plan, design and implement curricula in educational settings. Approaches to, and models of, curriculum and program design will be explored, with a specific emphasis on developing curricula for adult learners. The internal and external influences on curriculum and program development will be evaluated.

  • EDU 565 - Training Strategies and Assessment

    Examine additional, more complex topics in corporate and partnership taxation. Discuss topics such as estate and gift taxes, fiduciary accounting, tax-exempt entities, and qualified and non-qualified plans. Ethics, research and tax planning are an integral part of the course.

  • EDU 598 - Education Practicum

    Whether you are an educator, trainer, or instructional technologist, professional environments will benefit from your completing this education practicum. This course provides students an opportunity to gain practical experience in a supervised professional setting by applying knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned throughout their program. Students learn to contribute to individual and team environments within professional settings and reflect on opportunities for self-development. Practical experience is documented in portfolio- type materials that students can use for career development. A grade of a B or higher is required. 

  • EDU 599 - Education Capstone

    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.


You love your time in the classroom with your students — but just because it’s fun doesn’t mean you don’t take it extremely seriously. On the contrary, enhancing the quality of education that these kids receive is your career and your passion.

Strayer University’s online Master of Education concentration in curriculum, instruction, and assessment gives you sharply-focused training that allows you to maximize every minute you have with the young people in your K-12 classroom.

Earning your online master’s in teaching at Strayer gives you the flexibility to stay engaged with your school and your 

students while learning lessons in real time that you can apply to your work.

Our curriculum, instruction, and assessment program helps you craft an educational strategy that ensures the children in your charge are engaged and inspired by your work — and, when the time comes, are able to translate that inspiration into outstanding assessment results.

Make your master’s matter. Learn more about earning your online master’s in teaching at Strayer today.



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