Online Curriculum and Teaching Programs at KU

The Department of Curriculum and Teaching at the KU School of Education and Human Sciences offers online master's degree, graduate certificate and licensure endorsement programs that can prepare education professionals to become better teachers, develop stronger curricula, support diverse students and confront critical issues facing today's classrooms. Our graduate program in curriculum and instruction is ranked #19 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.1 Our faculty members are widely respected for their academic research—so you'll learn tools and techniques that work, from experts who have theoretical and practical authority in their field. And our diverse faculty and student body share perspectives across racial, cultural, linguistic and socioeconomic backgrounds, preparing you to teach in an increasingly complex world yourself. You'll graduate from the Department of Curriculum and Teaching with the skills and expertise to serve as an educational leader in your classroom, your school, your district, and even on the state or national level.

Every day you teach, you inspire your students and instill in them the skills to grow into successful, independent adults. Studying at the graduate level can help you further cultivate your own leadership ability and deepen your understanding of your field—and it can open up opportunities to advance your career as well. Teachers with a master's degree often receive higher pay than those without, sometimes as much as $7,000 more per year, on average.2

The faculty were understanding and responsive to questions, whether they were about course content, philosophy, teaching pedagogy, or anything else. I really can't say enough about this program, the professors, and the content. It's all really top notch.
Shelley Belgard '21, M.S.E. in TESOL

Programs built by our experts with you in mind

“We built this program in 2013 and 2014 and it was a great opportunity to think about program development and what teachers need,” Heidi Hallman, Chair and Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, said. “I really felt like KU was innovative in creating these online programs and setting up students from all subdisciplines to get a lot out of them.”

Check out our video interview with Hallman to hear why she’s passionate about the evolution of the program to stay relevant for the sake of educators of all types.

Curriculum and Teaching Programs

Become a better educator and make a difference with effective instructional practices and curriculum development strategies.

Explore the online master's in curriculum and instruction

Admission Requirements

Review the necessary admissions requirements for a graduate program from the Department of Curriculum and Teaching.

Financial Aid Options

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Explore Our Online Experience

Discover how students collaborate and develop their professional potential through our online classroom.


Application Deadline
April 24
Summer 2023 Term
Next Start
May 8
Summer 2023 Term