Free Online Curriculum and Instruction Courses from Top Universities

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Online curriculum and instruction courses are available at Open University and Utah State University. These free courses will benefit students looking to expand their knowledge of topics such as instructional design, open education and utilization of digital video.
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Free Curriculum and Instruction Courses

Curriculum and instruction courses will help students discover what it takes to create an educational and creatively inspiring classroom environment. These courses are available as text-based lessons, in addition to components of video lectures, a course project, and lecture notes in the form of a PDF.

Utah State University

Utah State University hosts many courses on developing curriculum. Subjects include online resources, instructional design, interactive media, and data visualization theory.

Open University

Open University offers courses on digital video and creativity and community, with regard to classroom curriculum. These courses will cover topics such as cameras, filming, and knowledge-building.

Free Online Curriculum and Instruction Courses At a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Advanced Topics in Learning Object Design and Reuse course from Utah State University Unspecified Textbook Yes No Yes
Connecting People with Online Resources course from Utah State University Unspecified Text Yes No Yes
Instructional Games course from Utah State University Unspecified Texts Yes No Yes
Intro to Instructional Design course from Utah State University Unspecified Texts/videos/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Conversation on Instructional Design course from Utah State University Unspecified Video lectures/external reading resources No No Yes
Interactive Multimedia Production course from Utah State University Unspecified Texts/videos Yes No Yes
Introduction to Open Education course from Utah State University Unspecified Text Yes No Yes
Data Visualization Theory and Practice course from Utah State University Unspecified Texts/course project Yes Yes Yes
Teaching Using Digital Video in Secondary Schools course from Open University Intermediate Text Yes No Yes
Creativity, Community and ICT course from Open University Beginner Text Yes No Yes

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Concordia University Portland

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Education - Curriculum & Instruction: Leadership
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Methods & Curriculum
      • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Reading
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Environmental Education
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: ESOL (K-Adult)
  • Campus and Online Programs
    2. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Instructional Design and Technology
    Certificate
      • Cert - Instructional Design and Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    3. American University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Education - Curriculum and Teaching
      • Ed.D. - Curriculum and Teaching
      • Ed.D. - General Education
      • Ed.D. - Instructional Leadership
      • PhD in Education - Educational Leadership
    Master's
      • M.Ed. - Curriculum and Teaching
      • M.Ed. - General Education
      • M.Ed. - Instructional Leadership
    Certificate
      • Education Specialist - Curriculum and Teaching
      • Education Specialist - E-Learning
      • Education Specialist - Early Childhood Education
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Walden University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Education - Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Evaluation
      • PhD in Education - Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Evaluation (Family Friendly)
      • PhD in Education - Learning, Instruction & Innovation
      • PhD in Education - Learning, Instruction & Innovation (Family Friendly)
      • PhD in Education - Educational Technology & Design
      • PhD in Education - Educational Technology & Design (Family Friendly)
    Master's
      • MS in Education - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Accelerated)
      • MS in Education - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Grades K-12)
      • MS in Education - Self-Designed
      • MS in Education - Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Accelerated)
      • MS in Education - Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K-12)
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MEd: Exceptional Student Education
      • MS: Instructional Design
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Curriculum and Instruction, M.A. - Emphasis in Alternative Licensing
      • Curriculum and Instruction, M.A.
    Bachelor's
      • Early Childhood Education, B.A. without Licensure
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Behavioral Health
    Master's
      • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
      • M.A. in Communication with an Emphasis in Education
      • M.Ed. in Early Childhood
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Early Childhood
      • B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS in Early Childhood Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Teaching and Learning

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Concordia University Portland

  • Master of Education - Curriculum & Instruction: Leadership
  • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Methods & Curriculum
  • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)

What is your highest level of education?

Full Sail University

  • MS - Instructional Design and Technology
  • Cert - Instructional Design and Technology

What is your highest level of education?

American University

  • Master of Science in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics

What is your highest level of education?

Northcentral University

  • PhD in Education - Curriculum and Teaching
  • M.Ed. - Curriculum and Teaching
  • Education Specialist - Curriculum and Teaching

What is your highest level of education?

Walden University

  • PhD in Education - Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Evaluation
  • PhD in Education - Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Evaluation (Family Friendly)
  • MS in Education - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Accelerated)
  • MS in Education - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Grades K-12)

What is your highest level of education completed?

Saint Leo University

  • MEd: Exceptional Student Education
  • MS: Instructional Design

What is your highest level of education completed?

Colorado Christian University

  • Curriculum and Instruction, M.A. - Emphasis in Alternative Licensing
  • Curriculum and Instruction, M.A.
  • Early Childhood Education, B.A. without Licensure

What is your highest level of education completed?

Grand Canyon University

  • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Behavioral Health
  • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
  • BS in Early Childhood

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