Curriculum & Instruction

Gain more in-depth knowledge and skill to take your classroom instruction to a new level.

What You’ll Learn

The Master of Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for candidates seeking more in-depth knowledge and skill for classroom instruction. In addition to foundation courses, students may select from a variety of electives, including courses leading to license endorsements. Candidates will complete a classroom or school-based project as a culminating experience.

What You Can Do

A master’s degree typically adds $3,000–$5,000 annually to a teacher’s base salary. An emphasis in curriculum and instruction supports classroom instruction, and also advances knowledge for instructional coaches or other teacher leaders who facilitate ongoing, day-to-day professional development for the teachers at the assigned school or schools. Other areas supported by this emphasis are college instructors, both adjunct and those in fields that require a master’s degree such as dental hygiene and interior design. 

Common careers for graduates:

  • School teachers
  • Instructional coaches
  • College instructors

Degree Requirements

You must fulfill the following requirements to earn your degree:

  • Completion of the 36 credit-hour program, consisting of 22 credit hours of professional core requirement and 14 credit hours of graduate electives
  • Completion of a master’s project
  • Grade of at least a B- in all foundation courses (Coursework in which Ds, Es or UWs are earned is unacceptable and could result in removal from the program if the problem persists.)
  • Overall Weber State University GPA of 3.0.

Find details on courses in the WSU Catalog.


To apply, follow the steps outlined on our Admission page.

If you have questions regarding the admission process, contact us.