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M.A. Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction allows students to complete courses that are relevant in today’s society. From technology to diversity in learning, students engage in discussions that affect all learning communities.

In addition to the core courses, students can choose a concentration of their interest which are applicable to their career goals.




M.A. Curriculum & Instruction: Children’s Literature

This general online degree offers an in-depth look into children’s literature, without the requirements of a reading specialist program. Start Dates & Format The program is completely online. Each course is eight weeks long, and you can begin the program in the fall, spring or summer terms—whichever best suits your schedule. Tuition & Financial Aid … Continue reading "M.A. Curriculum & Instruction: Children’s Literature"


M.A. Curriculum & Instruction: English as a Second Language

For those interested in diving more deeply into the ESL/Bilingual field, this degree provides a strong foundation while allowing for the flexibility to explore other aspects of the education field.


M.A. Curriculum & Instruction: General

This degree offers a broad grounding in curriculum and instruction. You can choose from a variety of classes, to customize a program that fits your needs and interests.


M.A. Curriculum & Instruction: Special Education

This degree provides an emphasis on special education courses, while allowing for the flexibility for some non-SPED related courses. This program can be taken 100% online, with some electives taught as hybrid courses.

Department Chair

Sara Baillie

Associate Professor of Special Education, Director of the Graduate Programs in Education
Phone: 708.293.4517    Email:

Sara Baillie wants all her students to come away from her courses with the experience of how to think through a situation in an ethical manner. “Many of the courses that I teach are about behavior analysis ethics and special education law. With that, I am lucky enough to push students to see a situation from a different perspective. I get to examine, explore, and ponder with students about how to deal with difficult situations.”