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.

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.

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.
Additional Requirements for Alternative Licensure Emphasis
  • Candidates must apply to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). The CDE determines the areas in which a candidate is qualified to teach.
  • After a candidate's application has been approved by the CDE, the candidate must secure a teaching position in a public or accredited private school.

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

Colorado Christian University
Attn: Service Central – CAGS Transcripts
215 Union Blvd, Suite 600
Lakewood, CO 80228


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 Licensure or Non-Licensure (Undergraduate or Graduate) courses to online students who reside in Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, or Kentucky.
  • CAGS does not offer Master of Arts in Counseling courses to online students who reside in Delaware.
  • CAGS does not offer Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Clinical Care Management in Adult and Geriatrics courses to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
  • CAGS does not offer Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Nursing Education courses to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
  • CAGS does not offer Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) courses to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming.

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