Curriculum and Instruction - Onsite


Our Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction will prepare you to generate, use, and critically examine research in learning and teaching in order to enhance educational practices for learners in formal and informal educational settings across all ages. It is designed for in service educators and is appropriate for any professional interested in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating instructional programs in school or non-school settings.

The program offers two concentrations: Middle Childhood Education (for applicants seeking licensure in grades 4-9), and Secondary Education (for applicants seeking licensure in grades 7-12). 

The School of Education at the University of Cincinnati is consistently ranked as a top institution in the field of Education. Most recently, US News and World Report placed ourprogram as the 25th Best Online Master's Education Program in Curriculum and Instruction (US News, 2020).

5% career growth outlook nationwide, $71 average salary nationwide, teaching licensure opportunity

This data is provided by BLS, 2021 through Burning Glass.

Graduate Programs

The School of Education offers two ways to earn a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction:

The campus program offers courses in the following areas of concentration: 

The program also offers endorsements and graduate certificates in:

Program Objectives

The goals of this program are to:

  • Create scholars and educators who are engaged in intellectual discussions that lead individuals to refine and redefine their working assumptions, values, and guiding theories of practice in an ongoing process in order to better meet the needs of their learners.
  • Develop scholars and educators who are able to interpret, respond to, and contribute to current research in curriculum and instruction by participating in and assuming leadership in professional organizations.
  • Prepare scholars, educators, curriculum developers, and researchers who can serve as professional educators within schools, universities, and the community.
  • Reflect the diverse nature of curriculum and instruction through courses, program, research, and the recruitment of faculty and students.