Colorado Christian University
Curriculum for Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum for Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction

MACI Curriculum, Emphases, and Certificates

CCU’s Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (MACI) will help you tailor your master's degree to your specific educational goals. The scope and sequence of courses are planned to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in your professional field. In the final performance-based assessment, the capstone, you must demonstrate proficiency in instructional design and its delivery methodologies.

A total of 36 credit hours are required for the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction degree. A student may choose to pursue a traditional MACI degree, or they may choose from the two Curriculum and Instruction program options: an emphasis in either Alternative Licensure or Biblical Studies. All students will complete 18 credits from the professional core, and the remaining 18 credits will reflect whether or not they pursue an emphasis.

Optional emphases

Alternative Licensing emphasis

The Alternative Licensing emphasis is one of the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction options. Students will take professional core requirements (18 credit hours) and 15 credit hours for the Alternative Licensing Emphasis. An additional three (3) elective credit hours are required to complete the MACI degree.

Biblical Studies emphasis

The Biblical Studies emphasis is another one of the program options for a master's in Curriculum and Instruction. Students will take professional core requirements (18 credit hours) and 18 credit hours of biblical learning for the Biblical Studies Emphasis.

Pathways to the Master's in Curriculum and Instruction degree

  • 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.
  • 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.

Graduate certificates (9 credit hours)

Graduate-level certificates are offered in conjunction with CCU's MACI program. Each certificate program consists of three 3-credit courses for a total of nine credits.

  • Instructional Technology Certificate (9 credit hours) – Provides exposure to instructional approaches and technology tools for developing effective strategies to deliver training to learners.
  • Online Course Developer Certificate (9 credit hours) – Trains students to effectively design, develop, and evaluate online classes in educational or corporate settings.
  • Online Teaching and Learning Certificate (9 credit hours) – Gives students the tools they need to develop an online teaching strategy that enables them to significantly impact individual learners.

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  • Ready to get started? Take the first step by applying to CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies, and start investing in your future.

  • CCU Online

    The College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers adult students the opportunity to earn their degree online from anywhere in the world.

  • CCU Colorado

    Adult students living in Colorado can take courses at any one of our six center locations throughout the Colorado region.