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2021 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master's Degree Schools

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$45,921 Avg Salary
$26,596 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Curriculum & Instruction Master's Degree School for You

With 18,767 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, curriculum and instruction is the #6 most popular major in the United States.

It's not easy to decide which teaching program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Teaching Degree Search has developed this Best Curriculum & Instruction Master's Degree Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 365 schools in the United States to see which master's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for teaching students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Curriculum & Instruction Master's Degree Colleges.

Top 25 Top Schools for a Master's in Curriculum

#1

Brandman University

Irvine, CA

Our analysis found Brandman University to be the best school for curriculum and instruction students who want to pursue a master’s degree in the United States. Located in the city of Irvine, Brandman is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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#2

Drake University

Des Moines, IA

Out of the 302 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Drake University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Drake is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Des Moines.

After completing their Master's Degree, curriculum graduates from Drake carry an average student debtload of $16,090. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $158, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 302 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Concordia University - Irvine. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Irvine, Concordia University Irvine is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

After completing their Master's Degree, curriculum graduates from Concordia University Irvine carry an average student debtload of $23,272. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $239, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, PA

Out of the 302 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Elizabethtown College landed the # 5 spot on the list. E - town is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Elizabethtown.

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#6

University of Scranton

Scranton, PA

University of Scranton landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best master’s degree curriculum and instruction programs. Located in the small city of Scranton, Scranton is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

Curriculum majors at Scranton take out an average of $24,444 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $318.

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#7

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

With a ranking of #7, Fitchburg State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for curriculum and instruction students working on their master’s degree. Fitchburg State is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Fitchburg.

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#8

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for curriculum and instruction students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#9

McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

McDaniel College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools list. McDaniel is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Westminster.

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#10

Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Fordham University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Bronx, Fordham U is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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University of St Francis did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for curriculum and instruction students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #11 on the list. University of Saint Francis is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Joliet.

Curriculum majors at University of Saint Francis take out an average of $15,904 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $157.

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#12

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University ranked #12 on this year’s Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their Master's Degree, curriculum graduates from Boston U carry an average student debtload of $14,902.

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#13

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

With a ranking of #13, Texas Christian University did quite well on this year’s best schools for curriculum and instruction students working on their master’s degree. TCU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Fort Worth.

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#14

University of Redlands

Redlands, CA

University of Redlands ranked #14 on this year’s Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Redlands, U of Redlands is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that curriculum majors at U of Redlands take out while working on their Master's Degree is $25,998.

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#15

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA

With a ranking of #15, University of Virginia - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for curriculum and instruction students working on their master’s degree. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville.

After completing their Master's Degree, curriculum graduates from University of Virginia carry an average student debtload of $27,742. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $249.

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#16

Mount Marty University

Yankton, SD

Mount Marty University ranked #16 on this year’s Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the remote town of Yankton, Mount Marty is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Texas A&M University - College Station came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Texas A&M is a fairly large public school located in the city of College Station.

While working on their Master's Degree, curriculum majors at Texas A&M accumulate an average of around $26,312 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $272, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#18

Florida Southern College

Lakeland, FL

Florida Southern College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for curriculum and instruction students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #18 on the list. Florida Southern is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Lakeland.

Curriculum majors at Florida Southern take out an average of $23,658 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree.

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#19

Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ

Seton Hall University landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best master’s degree curriculum and instruction programs. Seton Hall is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of South Orange.

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#20

Wilmington University

New Castle, DE

Wilmington University landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best master’s degree curriculum and instruction programs. Wilmington University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of New Castle.

While working on their Master's Degree, curriculum majors at Wilmington University accumulate an average of around $30,286 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $309.

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#21

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for curriculum and instruction students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #21 on the list. Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg.

Curriculum majors at Virginia Tech take out an average of $23,412 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $247.

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#22

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

With a ranking of #22, Syracuse University did quite well on this year’s best schools for curriculum and instruction students working on their master’s degree. Located in the medium-sized city of Syracuse, Syracuse is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#23

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL

With a ranking of #23, Olivet Nazarene University did quite well on this year’s best schools for curriculum and instruction students working on their master’s degree. Located in the small suburb of Bourbonnais, Olivet Nazarene is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that curriculum majors at Olivet Nazarene take out while working on their Master's Degree is $15,197. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $156.

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#24

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

With a ranking of #24, Vanderbilt University did quite well on this year’s best schools for curriculum and instruction students working on their master’s degree. Located in the large city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that curriculum majors at Vanderbilt take out while working on their Master's Degree is $33,735.

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Washington State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for curriculum and instruction students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #25 on the list. Located in the town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public school with a very large student population.

Curriculum majors at Wazzu take out an average of $32,359 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $299.

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Rest of the Top Best Curriculum & Instruction Master's Degree Schools

#27

Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA
#29

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
#30

University of Saint Joseph

West Hartford, CT
#31

North Central College

Naperville, IL
#32

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS
#33

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
#34

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA
#36

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
#41

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, MD
#42

Carroll University

Waukesha, WI
#43

Gannon University

Erie, PA
#44

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
#45

Spalding University

Louisville, KY

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Curriculum & Instruction Master's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
46 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
47 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
48 Minnesota State University - Moorhead Moorhead, MN
49 Lewis University Romeoville, IL
50 Hood College Frederick, MD
51 Wayne State College Wayne, NE
52 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
53 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
54 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
55 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
56 Chadron State College Chadron, NE
57 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
58 Peru State College Peru, NE
59 Concordia University - Chicago River Forest, IL
60 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE

Curriculum & Instruction by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 14 majors within the teaching area of study, curriculum and instruction has other similar majors worth exploring.

Curriculum Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
General Education 31,066
Special Education 30,639

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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