Program Information

Challenge and inspire your students – and yourself – using transformative curriculum and instruction

“I don’t have a degree; I have a purpose now.” – Tess Golden, Curriculum and Instruction student

Our Curriculum and Instruction program in the Department of Teaching and Learning Sciences will equip you with the skills to construct and implement innovative, inclusive, and effective curricula.

Through a balance of theory and hands-on practice (100% of our students work with faculty on research projects), you will learn to reach all types of learners in formal and informal settings at all levels of learning institutions (Kindergarten – Higher Education).

Our degree programs are flexible and our expert faculty will help you create a customized coursework plan that meets your interests; that means your career path is flexible, too. Create classes for international students who need ESL skills, design curriculum for NGO’s, or develop learning experiences for college undergrads. Whether you work as a professor, K–12 teacher, student services administrator, or consultant, you will be able to turn your education and ideas into well-structured, inspired curricula.

Degree Programs

We offer three degree programs:

Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction
Learn how to develop research-based curriculum and instructional practices.
Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction 
Expand your curricular expertise, applied research skills, and creative educational vision, and learn how to put it into practice.
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
Feed your intellectual curiosity, build your leadership skills, and prepare for university-level positions in academics or research.

Get a general overview of our degree programs


Why Study at DU?

There are many reasons to study at the Morgridge College of Education. 100% of our admitted on-campus students receive financial aid. Our job placement rate for graduating students is outstanding. Our programs are exceptional and nationally recognized. Our faculty serve in a multitude of leadership positions within professional organization and on editorial boards, they are award winning teachers, and are nationally recognized scholars. Beyond these reasons, you will find that there is no better place to live than Denver.

Take the light rail directly from DU to downtown where you can enjoy amazing restaurants, sporting events, and nightlife or take a short drive west for spectacular mountain scenery and recreation. There are plenty of options to make your time at DU even more fulfilling.

NOTE: If you plan to attend the University of Denver with a student visa, view important information about licensure

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Innovative Teachers

Morgridge Faculty and Alumni Impacting Arts in Education

The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) and its faculty, students, and alumni are making an impact across the nation in the world of arts education. Learn more…

Gerardo Muñoz, a Curriculum and Instruction alum, was named the 2021 Colorado Teacher of the Year!

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