University of Redlands

Curriculum and Instructional Design Current Students

Program Pathway

This program is divided into 6 foundation courses that provide the necessary skills to conduct graduate-level research, assessment, evaluation, writing, and personal and professional reflection.

At the completion of the foundational courses, students will complete a master’s capstone experience tailored to the students’ professional interest. Each course is seven weeks and students take two courses per term, allowing students to complete the program in 24 months. 


Course sequence depends on the student’s start term, students must complete all courses in carousel 1 before moving on to courses in carousel 2.  


See Curriculum and Instructional Design Pathway

Career Pathways

There is a sincere need within all levels of the education sector for professionals with a deep understanding of the cutting-edge methods for designing and implementing curriculum optimized for diverse student populations. The University of Redlands' focus on social justice and equity within education gives our students a distinct edge in the job market after graduation, with a competitive skill set highly sought after in the industry. The following are some career options for graduates that utilize a MA in Education: Curriculum & Instruction: 

  • Curriculum Designer 
  • Curriculum and Instruction Specialist 
  • Director of Curriculum and Instruction 
  • District Program Specialist 
  • Educational Technology Coach 
  • Industrial Designer 
  • Instructional Material Director/Learning Architect/Learning Experience Designer 
  • Instructional Systems Designer 
  • Instructional Technology Specialist 
  • Lead Instructional Designer 
  • Learning Management Systems Administrator 
  • Roles within nonprofits and government agencies 
  • Senior Consultant 
  • Senior Curriculum Specialist 
  • Corporate Trainer

Tips for Online Success

University of Redlands online programs are available 24/7 allowing students’ to go their own pace for full flexibility. Students are highly recommended to do the following so they may get the most out of their degree: 


  • Create a dedicated study space- creating a designated study space encourages students to stay organized and establish a routine.  
  • Stay organized- Create weekly and monthly schedules for all assignments. When students can easily access when assignments are due, they are better equipped for success.  
  • Practice time management- Keep track of all due dates and factor in prior commitments. If students have trouble with managing their time, creating reminders for “to-do”s are a great solution.  
  • Figure out your learning style- The best learning environments are unique to each student. Some students work best in the morning and others work best in the evening. Some students are more visual learners and others learn best by listening to content. As an online student, there is more flexibility towards where and when learning takes place. Students who are prepared to incorporate their online program into their learning styles are more likely to succeed.  
  • Actively participate in class forums- Students should make goals to actively participate in online discussions and forums. Active participation can help students engage and digest the material they are learning, while also keeping students accountable by ensuring they are keeping up with coursework.