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Curriculum & Instruction Specialist Graduate Certificate

What You’ll Study

The graduate certificate for a curriculum & instruction specialist is designed for those interested in curriculum design and classroom innovation. This specialization prepares you for careers in curriculum design and development, teacher training, classroom assessment, corporate training, foundations, and government agencies. You will discover instructional strategies and learn how to make data-driven decisions based on analytical thinking and assessment. You will explore and evaluate curriculum design to learn how historical and social factors have influenced curriculum. 

At Queens, you’ll work directly with faculty who have decades of teaching and research experience and have been in your current position as K-12 educators as well as coaches, facilitators, specialty leaders, and administrators. As professional developers, they work with school administrators and teachers in local districts and schools. This ensures they keep current on standards, best practices, and recent education trends. 

Our certificate program prepares teachers to obtain a Curriculum & Instruction add-on licensure to their North Carolina teaching license (NCDPI). And aligns with the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards and North Carolina Graduate Standards. 

Program Highlights

Number of credits: 15 credit hours

Average Completion Time: 10-12 months

Cost per credit: $550 per credit hour

Flexible Program: Online, hybrid, and in-person courses 

How Can You Use This Certificate?

No matter your professional background, this certificate will position you for success and impact in a wide range of jobs including:

  • Private Tutor 
  • Instructional Coordinator 
  • Special Needs Program Director 
  • Gifted Children Program Director 
  • Test/Exam Developer 

Highlighted Courses

  • 21st Century Learner (EDU 635) 
  • Designing Effective Curriculum (EDU 636) 
  • Instructional Design (EDU 637) 
  • Instruction & Assessment (EDU 638) 
  • Contemporary Issues in Education (EDU 639) 

Program Contact

Joseph Campos, M.B.A.

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