Aurora University

Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Diverse Learners (MA)

Why study teaching diverse learners at Aurora University?

Aurora University is the first and only institution in the state to offer a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Diverse Learners degree. The program will prepare teachers to support students with different academic and language needs. This two-year program (13 classes) allows you to earn: a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction; an English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement; and a Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I) endorsement. Both endorsements are Illinois State Board of Education approved and issued.

The program improves your instructional abilities and behavior management techniques. Earning these endorsements will enhance your ability to communicate with students and their parents. You can also become integral member of the student services support team in your district.

Program quick facts
  • Program length: Two years (13 courses)
  • Program type: Master of Arts and two endorsements.
  • Location options: Main campus or Woodstock Center
  • Tuition: $470 per semester hour
Program structure
  • Courses in disabilities, law, cognitive development, curriculum development, and teaching methods.
  • 36 semester hours
  • Field experiences are embedded into every course.