Online Master of Education Curriculum Instruction and Assessment
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Become a champion for diverse learners
Learn curriculum, instruction and assessment methods that will support students in meeting their school district’s performance objectives. From the comfort of your home, learn skills that can improve how much students learn – and help you to be confident in developing effective assessments.
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Program at a glance
11-week courses in the program
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Get a master’s that matters
Earning your Master of Education in 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 environments.
Build your skills
- Demonstrate and promote appreciation for multiethnic and multicultural awareness in K–12 instructional methods, curriculum development and assessment.
curriculum mapping to develop, implement and evaluate curricula for
use in multiple educational settings.
- Hone your teaching and learning strategies to measure student performance and to develop assessments that measure a student’s understanding of the content.
- Assess learner progress towards achieving academic goals and establish curriculum and instructional plans to support learner progress and success.
Develop your skills
Students will develop knowledge, skills and abilities in learning systems, research, diversity, and ethics and theory.
1:1 attention you deserve
Our professors promise you a 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
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. More information about state-specific requirements.
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.
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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
In many ways, progress and change within education and training organizations and systems is driven by research. This course enables students to choose a topic to research and guides them through the decision process of methodological approaches, research procedures and evaluation and interpretation of research results. Additionally, students learn ethical procedures and formal academic writing that can be applied to careers in education and training.
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.
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.
Understand and design curriculum and assessments to support a personalized learning experience. Develop an individualized curriculum and assessment plan that will help learners rise to meet learning standards in K–12 education. Learn how to scaffold content to help K–12 students meet assessment goals.
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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