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Our Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction degree program is designed to accommodate teaching professionals as well as other professionals working in higher education.

We shift the focus of course work from theory to pragmatic application to best serve you as an educator.

On Campus or Fully Online

At Point Park University, we understand the needs of today's students and have tailored our graduate education programs to offer flexible delivery formats including on campus and fully online.

Pictured is curriculum and instruction alumnus Paul Cindric.

Paul Cindric '06 implements his curriculum and instruction expertise as coordinator of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit.

Concentration Options

Students can choose from one of the following concentrations:

Teaching and Leadership

Improve and update your teaching skills while receiving the training to become a leader in the education profession. Teacher leadership, a key component of school improvement efforts, is a guiding principle. This concentration will provide you with the knowledge base and experience to enable students to face these challenges. Learn more about the teaching and leadership concentration.

PA Certification as a Supervisor of K-12 Curriculum and Instruction

Develop curricula for content areas that incorporate diverse learner populations and settings. This concentration is for professional educators with at least five years of successful teaching experience who wish to earn both a master's degree and Pennsylvania certification as a supervisor of K-12 curriculum and instruction. Learn more about the PA certification as a supervisor concentration.


Courses & Topics

Some of the courses in our Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction graduate program include:

  • Instructional Methods
  • Technological Applications Across the Curriculum
  • Human Diversity Issues in Education
  • Human Behavior and Classroom Management
  • Issues in Adult Education
  • 21st Century Schools

Faculty bring industry experience and expertise to the classroom.

Courses are taught by faculty taught who have years of real-world experience as teachers and education administrators.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Associate Professor of Education Richard Gutkind, Ph.D.
  • Teacher, principal and executive director in the Pittsburgh Public Schools for 35 years
  • Presents at many local and national educational conferences
  • Research interests in school leadership, school reform and assessment and instruction