Colorado Christian University
M. A. in Curriculum and Instruction Admission

M. A. in Curriculum and Instruction Admission

Admission to M.A. Curriculum and Instruction Program

Admission to the master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction program is selective. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of previous academic performance, personal and professional accomplishments and goals, and strength of professional disposition qualities. Each applicant is carefully evaluated for his or her ability to contribute to the program. A strong desire to complete graduate-level work in a Christ-centered, biblically based community is important.

Admission requirements

  • Complete the graduate admission application online.
  • Submit your resume or Curriculum Vitae through the online application process.
  • Submit your program-specific essay through the online application process.
  • Provide your enrollment counselor with a copy of your state-issued driver's license or a state-issued identification card. This ID must include your photo and be within the expiration date. If you are an international student, contact your enrollment counselor.
  • Submit an official transcript that reflects a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average between 2.0 and 2.49 will be admitted on a conditional admit (CAD) basis for the first semester. CAD students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better in their first nine (9) credits to remain in the program.
  • Obtain one professional recommendation. Download CCU's Letter of Recommendation form (PDF) and mail it as soon as possible to the person(s) you would like to complete it on your behalf.
  • Complete an admission interview with CCU's M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction program personnel.

Submit application-related materials

If you need to submit any application-related materials that were not already submitted through the online application, email them to AdmissionsSupport@ccu.edu or mail to:

Colorado Christian University
CAGS Service Central
8787 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226

Additional requirements for Alternative Licensure emphasis

  • Candidates must apply to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) for a Statement of Eligibility (SOE). The CDE determines the areas in which a candidate is qualified to teach.
  • After a candidate has received the Statement of Eligibility (SOE), the candidate must secure a full-time teaching position in a public or accredited private school.

Application deadlines

You can enter the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program at multiple points in the academic year. You should complete the admission process as early as possible so you will have adequate time to work with an advisor and qualify for financial aid.


State Exclusions for Online Students

The College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS) at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with the exception of the following program-specific state exclusions:

  • CAGS does not offer Educator Licensing or Education Theory courses (Undergraduate, Graduate or Post Baccalaureate) to online students who reside in Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, or Washington, D.C.
  • CAGS does not offer RN-BSN Nursing courses to online students who reside in Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, or Washington, D.C.
  • CAGS does not offer Master of Arts in Counseling courses to online students who reside in Delaware, Kentucky, North Carolina, Wisconsin or Washington, D.C.
  • CAGS does not offer Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) courses to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, or Washington, D.C.

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