MA in Education with Curriculum and Instructional Design

Gain an in-depth knowledge in the field of Curriculum and Instructional Design with a Master’s program, an advanced level course designed to equip individuals with the professional skills to cater to the needs of contemporary classrooms and hone their teaching styles at par with the changing dynamics of teaching and learning, to pursue a dream career as an efficient instructional designer.



The comprehensive MA in Education with Curriculum and Instructional Design program offered by Asian College of Teachers in academic collaboration with European International University (EIU Paris) emphasizes and empowers trainees with a robust framework in instructional design, enabling them to craft truly transformative learning experiences. By merging theory with practical application, trainees develop a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in creating highly effective educational solutions. Through a dynamic and interactive approach, this course cultivates the essential skills required to design and implement learning materials that captivate and engage learners. Trainees explore innovative methodologies, cutting-edge technologies, and emerging trends, empowering them to stay at the forefront of the rapidly evolving field of instructional design.

The program focuses on some major elements:

  • Trainees delve into the art of crafting compelling learning objectives, designing learner- centred activities, and constructing assessments accurately measuring knowledge acquisition.
  • Get a grip on the various Instructional Design models and learning theories that would help educators to recognize that each student is an individual with specific talents and challenges.
  • Employing evidence-based strategies and leveraging research in cognitive, sociocultural and emotional psychology, trainees gain invaluable insights into how individuals absorb information and apply it in real-world contexts.
  • This course goes beyond traditional curriculum and instructional design by encouraging participants to think critically and creatively.
  • Complete the full program of study in minimum duration of 12 months, and a maximum duration of up to 24 months.
  • However, those unable to complete the program within the stipulated time will be given a grace period of 1 year and the student would be required to pay a maintenance bench fee to finish his/her degree within that grace period.
  • The course is conducted on a 100% online mode of learning
  • There are a total of 90 credit hours
  • Online master’s course offers enough flexibility to the candidates that allows them to pursue the program across the globe
  • Complete the entire study program in minimum duration of 12 months and maximum duration of up to 36 months
  • After 24 months duration from enrolment date, the student would need to pay a maintenance bench fee for additional months of extension

The Master’s program is reinforced by a robust emphasis on education along with honing the skills to become a versatile educator, capable of designing and delivering learning experiences that empower learners to reach their full potential.

Total fee :

  • 2750 USD – If paying from USA or paying in USD
  • 2400 GBP – If paying from UK or EU
  • 93,000 THB – If paying from Asia
  • 200,000 INR– If paying from India
  • Once students register for a course, they are responsible for dropping any course they decide not to attend.
  • Once you have enrolled in the program and you wish to immediately pull out before any access has been granted - 50% of the tuition fee will be refunded
  • No refund for students who have received course access and have already started off with the program from ACT
  • Read all Terms and Conditions before making payments
  • Processing of refunds make take up to 3 months
  • Individuals willing to enrol requires a recognised graduate degree in any field / equivalent level
  • Life Experience and prior learning credits are also applicable
  • Requires English proficiency with a level of - IELTS Level 5.0 or High School study of all subjects in English or at least 55% marks in English in your High School
  • Knowledge of internet and browsing, MS Word and online research skill is required

Foundation (10 credits)

  • Psychology and Characteristics of Learners
  • Conducting Accurate Internet Research

Core (30 credits)

  • Developing, Planning & Designing learning Environment
  • Digital literacy – 21st Century Classroom
  • Assessment & Evaluation in Education
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Behavioral Management – Social and Emotional Competence of Learners
  • Introduction to Education Research

Specializations (20 credits)

  • Introduction to Curriculum and Instructional Design
  • Application of Instructional Design Theories
  • Student-centred Curriculum  
  • Educational Psychology

Capstone Project - Choose 1 (30 credits)

1. Prepare a paper on any one topic of by attending a live online webinar from ACT – 5000 words
2. Attend any seminar in Education in your region and create a reflective paper on the same – 5000 words
3. Research Paper on Instructional Design – 5000 words

Credit System

Academic Credits System (ACS)

ACT’s Credit Framework

Credit System Bachelor’s Degree Programs (Credits) Master’s Degree Programs (Credits)
Total credits for completion: 120 90
Foundation / General Subjects 30 10
Core Subjects 50 30
Specialization 40 20
Capstone Project 30

* Each Subject/Module is equal to 5 credits for Bachelors
* Each Subject/Module is equal to 5 credits for Masters
* 1 ACT Credit is = Approx. 15 hours of learning

  • Trainees will be conferred the Master's degree in Curriculum and Instructional Design by European International University (EIU Paris)
  • They will also receive a letter of completion from Asian College of Teachers (ACT)
  • ACT is registered in the USA (Delaware), the United Kingdom (London), the ASEAN Region, Thailand (Bangkok)
  • All ACT learning degrees can be issued and legalized in the USA and Thailand
  • Degrees from ACT can be internationally legalized with The Hague Apostille (for Hague signatory countries) or Embassy Legalization (for Hague non-signatory countries)
  • ACT’s admission process is quite easy and compliant
  • Candidates can apply online and send in their application
  • ACT’s admission department will contact candidates via mail
  • Candidates can opt for any form of payment method
  • Applications are now open; it takes only 5 minutes to complete. Apply now

The Master of Arts in Education with Curriculum and Instructional Design program equips trainees with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to become a competent instructional designer capable of designing and delivering learning experiences that empower individuals to reach their full potential.

Pursuing a Master's degree in education with a specialization in curriculum and instructional design can offer numerous career paths. Some of the key advantages are:

  • Expanded Job Opportunities
  • Increased Employability
  • Higher Earning Potential
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Professional Growth and Advancement
  • Flexibility and Entrepreneurial Potential
  • Impactful Contribution to Education

Pursuing a Master's degree in Education with a focus on Curriculum and Instructional Design can provide one with a wide range of career benefits, from increased job opportunities and earning potential to professional growth and the ability to make a meaningful impact in the field of education. After completing such an advanced program, one can apply for various positions in the field. Some of the common job titles include:

  • Instructional Designer
  • eLearning Specialist
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Learning Experience Designer
  • Training Manager
  • Educational Consultant
  • Professional Development Coordinator
  • Instructional Technologist
  • Instructional Technology Coordinator
  • Education Program Manager
  • Training and Development Specialist

These are just a few examples of the positions an individual can apply for with a master's degree in education with emphasis on instructional design. The specific job opportunities may vary depending on the industry, educational sector, and organization you choose to work in.

  • Complete Academic Support throughout the course
  • Courses are 100% online accelerated degrees
  • Study materials available online
  • Can connect with experienced tutors

Asian College of Teachers (ACT), an award-winning institution with a strong global presence and 600+ school network in Asia, provides research-led, broad range of courses in Education that prepare globally competent educators and leaders.

  • ACT provides world-class, international higher education curricula in Education led by an Academic Body comprising highly qualified and internationally accomplished educators and industry experts.
  • Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) recognised by UKVI in the UK, a member of the CHEA International Quality Group in the USA, and the British Quality Foundation, has accredited Asian College of Teachers (ACT).
  • ACT's higher education programs are duly validated and certified by The European International University, EIU-Paris.
  • Asian College of Teachers (ACT) is affiliated to the European International University, EIU- Paris.
  • Students successfully completing ACT's cutting-edge international education curricula will receive ACT's certification of completion as well as the Bachelor’s, Masters or Professional Doctorate degree from The European International University, EIU-Paris.
  • The European International University, EIU-Paris is a private, independent higher education provider.
  • EIU – Paris is a private higher education establishment authorized by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education, Research, and Innovation.
  • The European International University, EIU-Paris is accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC).
  • EIU-Paris is duly authorized as a Professional Training service provider in accordance with Article R.6351-6 of the French Employment Code, under the registration number: 11755784775, with the prefecture of the region of ILE-DE-FRANCE.
  • EIU – Paris holds organizational membership with CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMICS, a U.K. and Wales registered R&D organization whose sole purpose is to enhance the visibility of research themes beyond global approaches and coverage.
  • ACT courses are certified by CPD Certification Service UK, accredited by the International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE) and endorsed by NCC Education UK, an Ofqual regulated awarding organization and a global provider of British education.
Nisha Bachhawat

It was an enriching experience and made me wiser. It was easy to follow the course with a formulated course structure. It has enhanced my level of confidence. I am working as a teacher in New York Public School, Salt Lake, Kolkata.

Nisha Bachhawat
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Brati Jha

I am knowledgeable, experienced and confident after completion of the training. I am looking forward to more courses from ACT and further enhancement of life and learning. The trainers were nice and have got suggestions and information that were very helpful.

Brati Jha
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Helped in expanding my knowledge and experience the concepts closely through trainers demonstration. wonderful and must for any trainers trainer. the participants were really connected and their skills utilised to add value to the programme.

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Roopali Agashe

The overall teaching experience has been good. Something new for me as I had no teaching background. Will need to identify from the learnings the content which will be relevant for my requirements.

Roopali Agashe
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Nakita Vang

I had a lot of worries at first but the material is easy to understand and the coordinators are so helpful and understanding!

Nakita Vang
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