Curriculum & Instruction

Master of Science Program

Best practices to enhance instructional skills.

As an experienced teacher, you know firsthand the critical role that curriculum and instruction plays in student learning.  Whether your aspire to be in a leadership position as a department chair or to develop your skills to become a master classroom teacher, the Master of Science degree program in Curriculum & Instruction (MSCI) can help you move into the next phase of your career.  You will have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills you will need to increase your effectiveness in today’s classroom and to address the academic needs of students in the 21st century.

The Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction (MSCI) at Concordia University is a 31-credit program designed for an educator who is interested in enhancing their leadership skills in curriculum and instruction, expanding teaching strategies, and becoming a master teacher. Courses introduce a systematic approach to instructional design, which will serve as a necessary foundation for developing needs-based curriculum.
MSCI courses cover the development of curriculum that is aligned with the Michigan Common Core Standards as well as the Michigan Curriculum Framework and Grade Level Content Expectations. The MSCI program helps teachers develop evaluative techniques for improving the quality and effectiveness of instructional curriculum and assessment. Students will learn how to communicate assessment results in order to improve curriculum, instruction, and student learning.

Those who successfully complete the MSCI program at Concordia University will be prepared to effectively lead a school toward meeting the needs of all students. Learned outcomes of the program are based upon current research and best practice through standards based curriculum, assessment, data analysis, and program evaluation. Successful program completion will provide Concordia graduates with skills necessary to lead schools into 21st century education.


Program Features & Benefits

  • All courses are taught by practitioners in the field or doctoral level professors who are dedicated to producing the highest quality teachers.
  • The program is aligned with the Interstate Teachers Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
  • The MSCI program consists of 11 eight-week courses which can be completed in 24 months or less.
  • In addition to the instructors, students in the program come from a variety of backgrounds with varying professional goals.
  • The final project is a portfolio of artifacts, collected from coursework through the program, used to show growth of knowledge, content, and skills.
  • Classes are offered in both a traditional-seated format and in an online format.
  • 25% discount to Christian school teachers/administrators