• Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction
    In 2007, Betty Sparrow Doris '01, was appointed New Mexico Secretary of Labor, a position in which she immediately went to work addressing the state’s industrial and economic needs. A graduate of the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program, she brought more than 30 years of experience in workforce management to her new role.

    Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction

    The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program is a graduate degree for preschool, elementary, middle level, secondary teachers and college instructors, as well as those who desire to be curriculum developers, corporate trainers and adult educators. Program options range from 36 credit hours to 42 credit hours. See MACI Curriculum and Program Options for details.

    Earning your M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction degree at CCU will enhance your philosophy of education as well as your personal worldview, helping you integrate both into your career as an educator.

    Degree Quick Facts

    • 36-39 credit hours
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    • Coursework can be completed in as little as eighteen months
    • CCU education program graduates have several accelerated paths to complete their degree
    • Students can transfer up to 9 graduate-level credit hours
    Class Format:

    Classes are typically completed in 5-week blocks. 

    Online, Colorado Springs, Denver Tech Center, Grand Junction, Lakewood, Loveland, Northglenn, Sterling
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  • Pathways to the M.A. Curriculum and Instruction Degree

    1. If you have completed a teacher education program through CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies, you may apply graduate credits completed through that program toward a MACI degree.
    2. Students who have not completed a teacher education program through CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies may earn a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction by completing the 27 credits in the Professional Core Requirements as well as 9 elective credits. All students complete a final, semester-long capstone course after all other MACI coursework has been completed, for a total of 36 credits in the MACI degree.
    See the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction Curriculum page for additional information about masters teaching program options as well as related graduate certificates.

    Program Benefits

    • The M.A. Curriculum and Instruction graduate program is tailored to the working professional.
    • CCU adult graduate programs utilize cutting-edge research and innovative instructional design that is informed by a biblical worldview.
    • The program provides interactive and experiential learning that allows students to immediately apply in their own classroom the theory they learn in the program.
    • The program addresses individual learner needs in the development and implementation of effective curriculum.
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