Lead today’s change with an Online Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction

Create a transformative experience for every kind of learner. With the Online Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction, better understand how to meet the unique needs of students and how to spark change throughout your institution or organization.

Through the three specializations in our graduate degree program, you’ll learn to implement new research methodology in classrooms to make positive change.

About the Program


Special Education (K-6) Specialization

Engage students with disabilities and develop a more effective classroom environment.

Special Education (6-12) Specialization

Help students at a critical moment in their lives as they transition into college or their careers.

ESL/Bilingual Education Specialization

Provide students with classroom content that’s both culturally and linguistically relevant.

Your Tools for an Impactful Future

Earning an Online Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction can open new doors in your career. While this degree will not lead to initial licensure, you will develop the expertise to be more impactful in your current position and future roles. Our online graduate students come from a variety of schools and fields with just as many different goals:

  • Move into supervisory role in your elementary, middle or high school
  • Gain the skills to be a stronger educator in international schools
  • Build a stronger foundation in curriculum design for your role in a nonprofit, after-school program, museum or other agency
  • Jump-start your teaching career with an in-demand specialization
  • Licensed teachers interested in adding an endorsement in the state of Virginia*

Our faculty are expert instructors and researchers, having spent years in diverse classrooms. They bring that hands-on experience to online coursework to prepare you for wherever your career goes next.

*Students living outside the state of Virginia are responsible for confirming the M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction will meet the requirements to earn an endorsement in their state or region.

Become a leader in education

Develop the insights and experience to make substantive change in classrooms and schools. At William & Mary, you’ll learn to collaborate with other teachers, administrators, families as well as your students to create more adaptive learning environments. With our online courses, better understand how to meet the unique needs of today’s students while building a strong foundation in education research and core principles.

Earn your certificate online

Help students who need specialized support in the classroom. Complete our Online Post-Professional Certificates in Curriculum and Instruction in as few as 10 months, and gain the targeted skills to best meet these students unique needs. William & Mary is offering three certificate options to pursue: Special Education (K-6), Special Education (6-12) and ESL/Bilingual Education.

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Important Dates for Curriculum and Instruction

Priority Application Deadline
February 3
Summer 2023 Term
Application Deadline
March 31
Summer 2023 Term
Next Start
May 8
Summer 2023 Term

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