Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Deeper Learning Online

Prepare students for success by creating a classroom environment that helps them find meaningful and experiential ways to learn.

Apply by: 10/7/24
Start class: 10/21/24 Apply Now

Program Overview

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Explore the online MAEd C&I – Deeper Learning

Enhance your teaching skills and positively impact the educational success of your students with the online Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Deeper Learning program from Avila University. Discover how to design and deliver instruction that fosters deeper understanding, critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving skills among students, moving beyond surface-level understanding and rote memorization.

Develop specialized knowledge and experiment with technological tools that support student engagement, instruction, and assessment while promoting equity and inclusivity in the classroom. Discover strategies for tailoring instruction to accommodate various learning styles, abilities, and backgrounds, and align your teaching practices with evolving educational standards that focus on deeper learning.

In this education online program, you will:

  • Acquire the knowledge and skills required to address the diverse range of learner needs in lesson design, instruction, evaluation, and assessment in the day-to-day practice as both teacher-learner and teacher leader
  • Establish a unique professional approach to a systematic, intentional study through practitioner inquiry relevant to one’s own teaching practice and students’ learning needs
  • Boost your ability to critically analyze scholarly work in education by evaluating and analyzing quantitative and qualitative research employed in educational settings
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of effective instructional models and curriculum planning with an emphasis on creating an inclusive and cohesive learning environment that engages all learners
  • Develop effective professional practices in teaching and learning through evidence-based instructional strategies, data-based decision-making, and the rapidly evolving technologies used in education today
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills required to address the diverse range of learner needs in lesson design, instruction, evaluation, and assessment in the day-to-day practice as both teacher-learner and teacher leader
  • Establish a unique professional approach to a systematic, intentional study through practitioner inquiry relevant to one’s own teaching practice and students’ learning needs
  • Boost your ability to critically analyze scholarly work in education by evaluating and analyzing quantitative and qualitative research employed in educational settings
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of effective instructional models and curriculum planning with an emphasis on creating an inclusive and cohesive learning environment that engages all learners
  • Develop effective professional practices in teaching and learning through evidence-based instructional strategies, data-based decision-making, and the rapidly evolving technologies used in education today

Career opportunities:

  • Grade Level Chair
  • E-Learning Consultant
  • Digital Learning Specialist
  • Instructional Design Specialist
  • Grade Level Chair
  • E-Learning Consultant
  • Digital Learning Specialist
  • Instructional Design Specialist

Also available:

Avila University offers a variety of online master’s degree programs in education. View all online education graduate programs.

$12,000 Total Tuition
As few as 10 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

Personalized learning experience

You will receive a personalized learning experience online. Faculty regularly engages in value-added comments and feedback providing the same level of instruction as if you were in person.

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Tuition

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Benefit from low, pay-by-the-course tuition

The MAEd in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Deeper Learning online program tuition is the same affordable, pay-as-you-go rate for all U.S. residents. Fees are included in the total tuition, and financial aid may be available.

Tuition breakdown:

$12,000 Total Tuition
$400 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

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Take note of these important dates

Ideal for working professionals, the MAEd in Deeper Learning online features 8-week courses and multiple start dates each year so you can begin at the time that works best for you. View the full calendar for all upcoming starts and corresponding deadlines.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall 2 202410/21/2410/7/2410/16/2410/16/2410/20/2412/15/248 weeks
Spring 1 20251/6/251/2/251/2/251/3/251/6/253/2/258 weeks
Spring 2 20253/3/252/26/252/26/252/28/253/3/255/4/258 weeks

Now enrolling:

10/7/24 Apply Date
10/21/24 Class Starts

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Admissions

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How to apply to the online MAEd C&I – Deeper Learning program

We’ve simplified the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. You can find all requirements for admission to the Avila online MAEd in Curriculum & Instruction – Deeper Learning below.

Admission Requirements:

  • 2.75 GPA
  • No GRE required
  • Valid, active teaching certificate

In order to be eligible to receive an MAEd C&I – Deeper Learning from Avila University, you must have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA requirements for unconditional admission: 3.00 cumulative grade point average at the completion of the undergraduate degree
  • GPA requirements for provisional admission: 2.75 cumulative grade point average at the completion of the undergraduate degree
    • Students admitted provisionally must achieve a 3.0 GPA on the first nine (9) credits in their program of study
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended (Avila graduates do not need to obtain Avila transcripts.)
  • Valid, active teaching certificate

Submit all official transcripts to:

Email: [email protected]
Mail: Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145

Courses

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Preview your online MAEd C&I – Deeper Learning courses

In order to earn your deeper learning master's online, you will complete 30 credit hours, including 15 credit hours of core courses and 15 credit hours of concentration courses.

Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will equip students to create and implement a cycle of continuous improvement by collecting and analyzing student data as an individual and team leader to plan instruction. Topics will include: data team structures, assessment development, MTSS, and differentiated instruction based on data. Must be taken at Avila.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The focus of this course is teacher self-study and reflection on the teacher’s own knowledge, experience, and curiosities for further learning. As such, this course is focused on the candidate as a teacher-learner and the day-to-day practice of the teacher leader. The course outcome is a proposal and plan for a practitioner inquiry.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to help teachers create and maintain caring, respectful classroom communities in which learners feel safe, valued, cared about, respected, and empowered. The course includes an emphasis on developing knowledge about the culture and backgrounds of children and families in order to establish positive interactions within the classroom community
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced Curriculum explores the basic concepts, terminology, theories, philosophy and present research related to curriculum planning. Application of these components is realized through the writing of a curriculum unit. Must be taken at Avila University. FA,
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to teach practicing classroom teachers to conduct an individualized action research project. Students will learn the steps involved in developing an action research project, conduct the research, and share their findings as part of a culminating exercise. Must be taken at Avila University. This course is a 16-week course that may be broken out into 2 8-week sessions indicated by Part A and B. If a student fails any one part of the course, both parts must be retaken. FA,
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will examine the variety of ways that technology can impact the classroom environment. Participants will analyze current trends in technology and learn how to assess these trends on their effectiveness on learning for each student. Various topics include digital citizenship, communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and classroom management with technology.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will examine deeper learning instructional strategies that engage students in learning core academic content and in applying that knowledge to authentic real-world problem solving. In addition, the design of a technology-rich learning program that models principles of deeper learning and promotes best practices in the use of techniques such as deep learning (machine learning) will be addressed.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the development of leadership skills for Deeper Learning planning and implementation in classrooms & the school environment. The central role of educators as instructors & instructional decision makers in the use of the full range of technology, including the use of AI-powered machines will be examined.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The concepts of deep learning (machine learning/Artificial Intelligence) and deeper learning (higher order/critical thinking) will be examined.  The characteristics of a Deeper Learning Classroom and how to integrate Deeper Learning elements into one’s teaching will be reviewed. The evidence associating schools focused on deeper learning with stronger student achievement, particularly in historically underserved students (e.g., from low-income families, new immigrants and students of color) will be explored. The contribution to educational practice of both human thinking - or deeper learning - and machine thinking - or deep learning - will be addressed.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will focus on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to become a Teacher Leader. Topics will include: team dynamics, change management, formal and informal leadership, professional learning communities, and other relevant subjects needed to become an effective teacher leader. Must be taken at Avila.

Avila University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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