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Curriculum and Instruction
Master of Science in Education

You chose a career in education for the opportunity to inspire students—because when they succeed, you succeed. Our online MS in Education, Curriculum and Instruction program helps you build advanced expertise in the design and implementation of modern curricula and teaching methods. You’ll develop research-based knowledge to improve the way students learn today, and position yourself for leadership roles across a wide range of educational settings—including classrooms, buildings, or districts. 

Professionally aligned curriculum

This specialization is designed around leading national standards in the field of education.

Online learning

Learn in a dynamic, interactive and collaborative environment with access anytime, from anywhere.

Technology in motion

Apply technology effectively to improve learning, productivity, and professional practice.

Classes start December 5

Use the code AUTUMN to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 6 Core courses
  • 4 Specialization courses
  • 1 Practicum course
  • 46 Total credits (12 max transfer)

Reduce your tuition by $2,500

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $2.5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with an MS in Education degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MSEd in Curriculum & Instruction.

Job titles to explore

  • K–12 teacher
  • K–12 lead teacher
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Education consultant
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty of education courses

Employment settings to explore

  • K–12 public or private school
  • K–12 virtual or charter school
  • School district
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Educational consulting firm

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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