Education – Curriculum and Instruction

  • Master
Do you want to improve your teaching practice, do you want to take on leadership roles or advance your career without leaving the classroom?
  • Flexible learning time to balance work and family.
  • $335 per credit
  • Non-thesis program with no entrance exam
  • Five semesters with a June start
  • Compact schedule of one course at a time
  • Advance two salary lanes in two years
  • Learner-center focus with competency-based grading
  • Courses include discussion, self-reflection, and personal inquiry
  • Practical application to current K-12 teaching and teacher leadership
  • Cohort model of collaboration with active network of peers
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
  • NBPTS Teacher Leadership competencies
  • InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards and Learning Progressions
  • National Education Association (NEA) Teacher Leader Model Standards
  • Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning

Application Requirements

Summer 2023-2024 is full, and applications are being accepted for 2024-2025. Applicants must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in education from an approved institution
  • A college GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • A current teaching license

Apply in 6 easy steps:

  1. Complete an application
  2. Submit a brief personal essay
  3. Provide two recommendations
  4. Submit your teaching license
  5. Fill out a student records release form
  6. Mail official transcript(s) to:
    College of Graduate and Professional Studies Admissions
    4840 23rd Avenue South
    Suite 208
    Fargo, ND 58104

Tuition and Cost

  • 30 graduate credit hours at $335 per credit
2 years Fall Spring Summer
Tuition $2,010
6 credits ($335/cr)
6 credits ($335/cr)
6 credits ($335/cr)
Fees $30 $30 $30
Room and Board* $6,000 $6,000 $6,000
Books & Supplies* $500 $500 $500
Transportation* $750 $750 $750
Miscellaneous* $750 $750 $750
Subtotal $10,040 $10,040 $10,040
*Although this program is completely online, we are required to list estimated costs (including room and board) based on student surveys.

Plan of Study

Summer 1

Course Title Credits

EDUC 523

The Art and Science of Educational Leadership


EDUC 526

Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Education


Fall 1

Course Title Credits

EDUC 522

Principles of Curriculum Development and Assessment


EDUC 527

21st Century Curriculum


Spring 1

Course Title Credits

EDUC 519

Understanding Diverse Learners


EDUC 521

Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning


Summer 2 and Fall 2

Course Title Credits

EDUC 524

Models of Learning and Instruction


EDUC 529

Collaboration and Professional Development


EDUC 528

Instructional Coaching and Mentoring


EDUC 530

Leading Organizational Change


Total Semester Credits Required: 30

We’re all about making your education affordable.

We believe every student, regardless of their financial situation, should have access to a UJ Accelerated education. In fact, 50% of our graduate students receive financial aid.