M.S. in Teaching and Learning

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Online Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning


The Master of Science in Teaching and Learning program elevates students' leadership competencies, intellect, and professional knowledge of K-12 educational best and emerging practices. The program is designed to develop educational leaders through its emphasis on instruction, research-based practices, and program development and management in K-12 learning environments and non-traditional settings.

Through a curriculum that is both rigorous and relevant and that implements and assesses project-based outcomes, students will gain techniques for the promotion of lifelong learning and academic excellence as well as learn to analyze and evaluate teaching and learning principles to meet specific educational needs.

Please note: CSU Global does not provide educator licensing or endorsement.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify strategies for developing, administering, evaluating, and managing educational programs.
  • Examine various learning theories and design teaching and assessment strategies for specific learning environments.
  • Acquire advanced instructional and design principles.
  • Explore and facilitate the use of contemporary and emergent technologies relevant to learning environments.
  • Apply skills for effective program planning and development within an educational setting.
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Affordable

  • Our rates haven’t risen once since 2011.
  • We charge the same for in-state and out-of-state students.
  • Tuition rates won’t change as long as you’re a student.
  • No student fees, no hidden fees.

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At CSU Global, we know it’s pretty hard to climb up the career ladder when you’re weighed down with student debt. That’s why we haven’t raised our rates since 2011. We’re committed to staying affordable and putting education before tuition.
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100% Online

  • Complete your degree on your own schedule.
  • Work from anywhere.
  • Access student support and any resource online.

How Online Education Works for You

The life of a modern learner is a juggling act. When you’re juggling a full-time job and a family, we know it can be easy to drop the ball on your education. But with our flexible, 100% online system, we’ve set you up for success. Complete your schoolwork on your work breaks, after the kids go to bed, whenever -- earn your degree from anywhere, on your own schedule.
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Respected

  • We’re regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Our business programs are ACBSP-accredited.
  • 84% of our faculty hold a terminal or doctoral degree.
  • 95% of our alumni would refer a friend or family member

Accreditation Information

CSU Global is not just any online university. We’re regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our business programs are ACBSP-accredited. With a world-class faculty and programs designed to bring students career success, it’s no wonder that 95% of our alumni would refer a friend or family member to us.

Teaching and Learning Specializations


We will help you customize your online degree in teaching and learning by adding a specialization. Similar to a degree concentration, each specialization consists of four courses in your chosen area of interest.

  • Accounting
  • Applied Business Management
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Business Intelligence
  • Criminal Justice Leadership
  • Cyber Security
  • English K-12 Educators
  • English Language Learning (ELL)
  • Finance
  • Fraud Management
  • Global Management
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Performance
  • Information Technology
  • International Management
  • Math K-12 Educators
  • Online Learning Innovation and Design
  • Organizational Leadership and Change Management
  • Organizational Learning and Performance
  • Population Health
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Digital Information Marketing
  • Strategic Innovation and Change Management
  • Teacher Leadership

Teaching and Learning Courses


CSU Global’s accredited online master’s degree in teaching and learning is designed to provide you with a practical knowledge of the field. The program consists of 8 three-credit core courses as part of a full 36-credit master’s degree.

RES501* Fundamentals of Research and Writing

OTL502 Learning Theories and Models of Instruction

OTL504 Social, Ethical, and Legal Issues in 21st Century Learning

OTL539 Theory and Practice in Backward Design

OTL545 Technology and Innovation

OTL547 Evaluation and Assessment

OTL565 Cultural Responsiveness in the Differentiated Classroom

OTL568 Action Research

OTL579** Capstone - Research-Based Professional Project

* Master’s Plus - Some M.S. in Teaching and Learning students may be required to take RES501 as part of their program if they have an undergraduate GPA below 3.00. In this case, the degree is 39 credits.

** Effective as of the 2013-2014 Winter-A term, students have the option of selecting OTL579 or OTL581 as their capstone course. OTL581 is a replacement course for OTL599. Students who started prior to the 2013-2014 Winter-A term may select to complete OTL599 as their capstone degree requirement instead of these options.

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"CSU Global has wonderful professors and a manageable schedule and format to help me as a working professional further my education. I appreciate everything I have learned as student at CSU Global, and know it will be helpful in my career.”
- Shelby Chase
Teaching and Learning