Colorado Christian University

Curriculum and Instruction, M.A. - Emphasis in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse


8787 W. Alameda Ave.

Lakewood, CO 80226

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Curriculum and Instruction, M.A. - Emphasis in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (MACI) at Colorado Christian University provides students with the tools to enhance their professional careers in teaching, training, administration, and curriculum development. MACI is designed to further a student's cognitive abilities, relational skills, commitment to values, and worldview informed by biblical scholarship, science, experience, and history.
Students can earn a general master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, or they can choose one of three options for an emphasis: Biblical Studies; Culturally and Linguistically Diverse; or Alternative Teacher Licensing. The Alternative Licensing program is authorized by the Colorado Department of Education.

The 36-credit hour Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction master’s degree is available online.

  • 36 credit hours
  • Courses are typically completed in five-week blocks
  • Coursework can be completed in as little as twenty months
  • Students can transfer up to 6 graduate-level credit hours
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Emphasis is a program option within the Curriculum and Instruction master's program.

Students will take professional core requirement (18 credit hours) and 18 credit hours of CLD coursework.

Program benefits

  • The M.A. Curriculum and Instruction graduate program is tailored to the working professional.
  • CCU graduate programs utilize cutting-edge research and innovative instructional design that is informed by a biblical worldview.
  • The program provides interactive and experiential learning that allows students to immediately apply in their own classroom the theory they learn in the program.
  • The program addresses individual learner needs in the development and implementation of effective curriculum.
  • The CLD emphasis is for those who work in institutions such as churches, school, and international schools, helping speakers of other languages learn and function in an English-speaking environment.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA code: 009401).

Locale: Large Suburb

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