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Colorado Christian University | MA in Curriculum and Instruction: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

Colorado Christian University's Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse emphasis is designed to prepare graduates to teach ESL students both here and abroad. Read more to find out about this master's program from CCU.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Emphasis

School Offering Program:

Colorado Christian University

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Program Prerequisites:

The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program at CCU is primarily designed for teachers and professionals in the education field; many may already have a teacher's certificate. Applicants will need a minimum 2.5 GPA and a completed background check. Applicants to any master's degree program at Colorado Christian University should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Colorado Christian University designed the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Emphasis to give educators instruction in producing curriculum for students who come from different cultural backgrounds and speak different languages. First, students are offered a chance to learn the fundamentals of curriculum development through courses on research methods, instructional methodologies, and studies in education. Then, students' emphasis coursework is intended to provide them with a deep dive into theories of language and teaching strategies for working with second language learners. The program ends with a capstone research project that incorporates all of the classroom and experiential learning.

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Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Colorado Christian University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Emphasis:

Students must complete 36 credit hours to graduate from this master's degree program. The credits are divided equally between the program's core curriculum and the emphasis. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado Christian University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements (18 credits)

  • Curriculum and Instructional Design
  • Studies in Education
  • Action Research Methods
  • Curriculum & Instruction Online
  • Instructional Methodologies
  • Capstone

Emphasis Core Requirements (18 credits)

  • Theories of Language, Learning, and Teaching
  • Assessment of Instruction for Diverse Language Learners
  • Approaches and Strategies of Language Teaching
  • Teaching Strategies for Second Language Learners
  • Foundations in English Language Education
  • Reading Instruction K-12

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students can graduate from this program with a solid foundation for continuing their studies at the doctoral level. A doctorate may help students find positions at the top levels of the field. Graduates could consider applying for programs such as these:

  • Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning
  • Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ph.D. in Education: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Evaluation

Career Paths:

The MA in Curriculum and Instruction program is intended to give students the ability to design curricula at the pre-K, elementary, middle, and high school levels. With this degree and emphasis, graduates might find employment in a number of areas, including curriculum planning, materials development, and educational program assessment.

These are a few of the career options graduates might think about pursuing:

  • ESOL curriculum writers
  • College instructors
  • Education program supervisors
  • Department chairpersons

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