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Choices with an Online Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction

As a teacher, it is inevitable that you will develop a passion for certain areas of your job. When looking for an online master’s degree for teachers, it can feel like there are not many programs that allow for choice-driven learning. However, the options involved in an online master’s in curriculum and instruction can be just what you are looking for. In this program, students work one-on-one with advisers to tailor their degrees toward the students’ interests and goals. This can make getting a master's in curriculum and instruction exciting and personally rewarding.

Why get an online master’s in curriculum and instruction?

When considering an online master’s degree for teachers, it is important to think about your motivation for achieving this goal.

  • Do you want to study a particular subject in depth?
  • Are you hoping to move into an instructional coordinator position, who helps develop curriculum and works with teachers and school administrators to improve instruction?
  • Might you one day become a special education director or curriculum coordinator for your district?

Knowing the answers to these questions can help you decide if this degree is right for you. Your adviser is also someone you can turn to as you choose your online courses. One rewarding aspect about online education is that you can use everything you learn immediately to improve your current teaching. This instant improvement can really help you process what you are learning.

Possible choices in a master’s in curriculum and instruction program

There are many possibilities when it comes to interesting subjects to study within a master's in curriculum and instruction program.

  • Linguistics
  • English language and bilingual learners
  • Multicultural curriculum
  • Reading assessment
  • Reading in the content areas
  • Learning and culture

Online programs offer a balance of work and family life

Although teachers tend to understand the importance of balancing work and family life, it can be difficult because of the demands of a teaching career. When teachers decide to pursue a master’s in curriculum and instruction, they quickly see that they need to prioritize their needs when it comes to finding the right program. This is why an online master’s degree for teachers can be so appealing. You can earn a master’s degree, spend time with your family, and continue to make the money you need at the job you love.

In the quest to become who you want to be as an educator, it is important to recognize that choice and balance are key components to success. You have the opportunity to earn a master’s in curriculum and instruction through an online program, which makes it possible to follow your passions and achieve your dreams without compromising your current lifestyle.

Learn more about the LSUS M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction online program.


Sources:

http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/curriculum-instruction-masters-degree

http://www.aaup.org/article/why-graduate-students-reject-fast-track#.VddBC3g-CYU


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