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Curriculum and Instruction-Advanced Instructor Master’s Degree (M.A.)

The M.A. in curriculum and instruction - advanced instructor program is designed to help professionals develop their expertise in planning, organizing, managing, evaluating and improving programs through curriculum development, staff development and research.

All courses offered in the program are delivered through an online format for the convenience of the candidate.

Online Only


Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction


  • Teacher
  • Public school administrator
  • Curriculum designer
  • Corporate trainer

Other work settings for graduates include educational service centers, state department of education offices and community college administration offices.

Program Highlights

  • We offer eight-week courses that are 100 percent online, allowing students to complete the program in less than two years.

  • We stress personal contact and advising. All our faculty are available to meet with students as needed. 

  • Students gain extensive field experience through internships and practicum opportunities.

  • Student organizations include Kappa Delta Pi (education honor society), ASU Student Reading Council and the Texas State Teachers Association.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Curriculum: Evaluate and modify appropriate curricula and resources to meet student, client and program needs for content area.
  • Instruction: Evaluate student abilities and modify instruction within the content area to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Practical Experience: Apply creative thinking and utilize new technologies to the solution of practical educational/training problems.

Admission Requirements

  • All college and university transcripts

Note: The GRE is NOT required for admission.


Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better, including all grades on repeated courses, or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.

Application Deadlines

8 week Program Deadline:

Spring A – Jan. 1

Spring B – March 1

Summer – May 1

Fall A – Aug. 12

Fall B – Oct. 1

You are strongly encouraged to register for the first and second eight-week sessions simultaneously, before the first eight-week session begins.

Degree Plan

  • Master of Arts with Advanced Instructor Degree Requirements

    Master of Arts with Advanced Instructor Courses
    Required Courses Hours
    EDG 6300 Curriculum Development 3
    EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences  3
    EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements 3
    EDG 6304 Research 3
    EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles 3
    EDG 6307 Professional Writing for Educators 3
    EDG 6312 Learning Theories 3
    EDG 6316 Instructional Issues: Theory and Practice 3
    EDG 6369 Assessment of Student Outcomes 3
    EDG 6395 Capstone in Curriculum and Instruction 3
    EDCI 6301 Instructional Coaching 3
    EDCI 6302 Curriculum Evaluation 3


  • Graduate

Read this assistantship information to learn more about the availability and the application process.

  • Carr Academic Graduate Scholarships

    Carr Academic Graduate Scholarships are ASU’s premier scholarships for graduate students. Awards are based on undergraduate GPA. Students are considered for the Carr Academic Graduate Scholarship upon their acceptance into the College of Graduate Studies and Research. No application is required.

Departmental Scholarships

For a complete list of available scholarships, see the Scholarship Programs website.

  • Dr. Raymond M. and Maurine Cavness Memorial Scholarship
    Donor Jack and Ramona Cavness Quirey
    Eligibility Deserving juniors, seniors or graduate students in the School of Education
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable

    General Statement: Dr. Raymond M. Cavness served as president of San Angelo College 1954–65 and Angelo State College from 1965–67. Under Dr. Cavness’ guidance and leadership, San Angelo College made the critical transition from a community-based junior college to a four-year state-supported institution.

  • Dr. Verna Mae Crutchfield Special Education Scholarship Award
    Donor Dr. Verna Mae Crutchfield
    Eligibility Junior or senior special education majors
    Amount Variable
    Number One per year
  • Elizabeth Boren Eaton Memorial Scholarship
    Donor Texas Delta Theta Chapter, Alpha Delta Kappa Education Honorary Sorority
    Eligibility Deserving students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program
    Amount Variable
    Number One per year
  • Hauztenc Cox Jackson Memorial Scholarship
    Donor San Angelo Area Council PTA
    Eligibility Deserving junior or senior education majors
    Amount $300
    Number One per year
  • John L. Bishop Memorial Scholarship
    Donor Mrs. John L. Bishop
    Eligibility Deserving junior or senior teacher education major
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable
  • Olson-Buttery Memorial Scholarship
    Donor John C. Olson and Dorothy Buttery Olson
    Eligibility Deserving students majoring in education
    Amount Variable
    Number One per year
  • Pat Baker Memorial Scholarship
    Donor San Angelo Texas State Teachers Association Members
    Eligibility Junior or senior teacher education majors who graduated from a Tom Green County high school
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable
  • San Angelo Retired Teachers Association Scholarship
    Donor San Angelo Retired Teachers Association
    Eligibility Juniors or seniors who intend to teach
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable


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