Online Educational Specialist Program in Curriculum and Instruction

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For students with areas of specialty in special education and educational technology; other areas require on-campus courses.


Credit hours beyond masters


Credit hours beyond baccalaureate


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  • A master’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.25
  • Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Estimated Cost

Tuition / credit hour $430.69
Fee / credit hour  
Library $2.91
Network & Data Systems $10.78
Off-Campus $30

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2019 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.

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The Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction degree program is under revision and will begin accepting applications for Fall 2020.


Pursue an Advanced Degree

The program is designed for people who have a master's degree who wish to extend their knowledge in curriculum and instruction and develop their skills as curricular or Special Education leaders.

Take advanced coursework that maintains a practitioner focus, with the overall goal of developing educational leaders who work in various educational settings.  Gain a foundational base that can be applied at the doctoral level or can be used to further your professional development as a curricular or Special Education leader.

You also have the option to take courses to satisfy requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Arkansas Curriculum/Program Administration.


Scholarship / Grant


Application Deadlines

  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: May 1
  • Fall: August 1

Zachary Palombo

"Any administrator will tell you that they really don't have time to go back to school and take on-campus classes. I have three kids at home, too. The online Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction program lets me pursue my career goals without putting a hindrance on my family."

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Zachary Palombo
Cape May County, NJ

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