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Master in Curriculum and Instruction

Challenge yourself to achieve excellence in your teaching career with a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Portland State University.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration 2 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $671 per credit
Location: Blended / Online

Our Curriculum and Instruction program at Portland State University focuses on inclusive education for young children, birth through age 8. We believe that children and teachers construct knowledge, alone and in collaboration, through interaction with the social and physical worlds. Our early childhood courses reflect an inquiry-based, constructivist approach to teaching and learning.

We support reflective and responsive early childhood educators. Our student form a deep understanding of the role of development, diversity, and culture in the lives of young children and their families. Our interdisciplinary and inclusive early childhood master’s program combines the strength and expertise of two departments and allows you to specialize in one of three critical areas or combine them.

Graduates may become:

  • Teachers
  • Specialists
  • Coaches
  • TOSAs
  • Teacher leaders

Courses Included

  • Advanced Educational Psychology
  • Theoretical Models of Curriculum
  • Curriculum and Culture
  • Theories of Instruction