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The Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction concentration is a graduate level academic program designed to prepare current educators to deliver advanced classroom instruction for a wide range of student learning styles, motivation and abilities.

Curriculum for the program is conceptually developed around the objectives found in the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). While Cornerstone University cannot offer National Teacher Certification, students are encouraged to consider this possibility by working directly with the NBPTS.

  • Overview

    • School: Adult & Graduate Studies
    • Division: Education
    • Degree Type: Master of Arts
    • Format: Online
    • Location: Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo

    Convenient Format

    As a non-profit, Christ-centered university, we strive to provide an accessible education that fits your needs.

    Take courses in a way that's easy for you with classes offered in a 100% online format.

    • Program Length: 24 months
    • Program Start Dates: Coming soon!*


    *You may qualify to enroll at an alternate time. Call 800.947.2382 to speak with an enrollment counselor.

  • Outcomes

    • New Skills and Proficiencies:
      • Write curricula
      • Instruct and assess students
      • Utilize technology
      • Motivate today's diverse student population
    • Navigate the Marketplace: You'll add value to your career, learning to integrate theory and best practices from subject areas such as leadership, pedagogy and differentiated instruction.

    Admission Requirements

    • Application ($25 fee)
    • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. Send a completed transcript release form for each college you've attended to the PGS enrollment team, and we'll request your transcripts!
    • Minimum 2.7 G.P.A.
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Copy of teacher's certification document
    • Minimum of 1 year of successful classroom teaching experience
  • English Language Proficiency

    If your primary language is not English, you must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.

    For admission to Cornerstone's Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction degree program, you must achieve one of the following minimum scores:

    • Paper-based TOEFL test: 577
    • Computer-based TOEFL test: 233
    • Internet-based TOEFL test: 90-91
    • Minimum IELTS score: 7.0

    Tuition Costs and Financing

    To understand the total estimated cost and investment of the M.A. Ed.: Curriculum and Instruction program, review a breakdown of expenses:

    • Application Fee: $25
    • Tuition Cost: $460 per credit hour
    • Technology Fee: $40 per course
    • Resource Fee: $75 per course
    • Reservation Fee: $30
    • Total Estimated Cost: $17,535

    Cornerstone University's commitment to offer you a competitively priced degree means that we partner with you to ensure its affordability. Preview our STEP-BY-STEP FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST.