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. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ed.D in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning - Qualitative Research
      • Ed.D in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning - Quantitative Research
      • Education Specialist in Teaching and Learning
    Master's
      • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
      • M.A. in Communication with an Emphasis in Education
      • M.Ed. in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in Humanities (ITL)
      • M.Ed. in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in Humanities (NITL)
      • M.Ed. in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in STEM (ITL)
      • M.Ed. in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in STEM (NITL)
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Early Childhood
      • B.S. in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Infancy and Early Childhood Studies
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Education - Curriculum and Teaching
      • Ed.D. - Curriculum and Teaching
      • Ed.D. - General Education
      • Ed.D. - Instructional Leadership
      • Doctor of Education in Instructional Design
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Design
    Master's
      • M.Ed. - Curriculum and Teaching
      • M.Ed. - General Education
      • M.Ed. - Instructional Leadership
      • Master of Science in Instructional Design
      • MEd - School Safety, Security and Emergency Management
      • MEd - Trauma-Informed Educational Practices
    Certificate
      • Education Specialist - Curriculum and Teaching
      • Education Specialist - E-Learning
      • Education Specialist - Early Childhood Education
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master: Education (for Practicing Teachers: K-12)
      • Master: Higher Education - College Teaching/Learning
      • Master: Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers: Grades 5-12)
      • Master: Higher Education - College Admin./Leadership
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Early Childhood Administration
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design for Organizations
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Curriculum and Instruction, M.A. - Alternative Licensing
      • Curriculum and Instruction, M.A.
      • Curriculum and Instruction, M.A. - Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
      • Master of Education in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
  • Campus and Online Programs
    5. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Instructional Design and Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    6. University of Southern California

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Arts in Teaching
      • Master of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • EDD: Curriculum and Instruction
      • EDD: Curriculum and Instruction/Elementary Education
      • EDD: Curriculum and Instruction/Middle Grades Education
      • EDD: Curriculum and Instruction/Secondary Education
      • EDS: Curriculum and Instruction
      • EDS: Curriculum and Instruction/Elementary Education
    Master's
      • MED: Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood Education
      • MED: Curriculum and Instruction: Educational Law (Non-Licensure)
      • MED: Curriculum and Instruction: Educational Technology (Non-Licensure)
      • MED: Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Education (Non-Licensure)
      • MED: Curriculum and Instruction: English (Non-Licensure)
      • MED: Curriculum and Instruction: General Education (Non-Licensure)
    Bachelor's
      • BED: Business Education 6-12
      • BED: English Education 6-12
      • BED: Middle Education: Math
      • BED: Middle Education: Science
      • BED: English as a Second Language Education P-12
      • BED: Mathematics Education 6-12
    Associate's
      • AA: Education (Non-Licensure)
      • AA: Early Childhood Education
    Certificate
      • CTG: Curriculum and Instruction
      • CTG: Higher Education Administration
      • CTG: Instructional Design and Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Bryant & Stratton College

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • AAS Early Childhood Education
    Certificate
      • Early Childhood Care and Development Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA: Education Studies - Early Childhood Development
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma

Featured Schools

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

Grand Canyon University

  • Ed.D in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning - Qualitative Research
  • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
  • BS in Early Childhood

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?

Purdue University Global

  • Master: Education (for Practicing Teachers: K-12)
  • BS in Early Childhood Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design for Organizations

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Colorado Christian University

  • Curriculum and Instruction, M.A. - Alternative Licensing
  • Curriculum and Instruction, M.A.
  • Curriculum and Instruction, M.A. - Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

What is your highest level of education completed?

Full Sail University

  • MS - Instructional Design and Technology

What is your highest level of education?

University of Southern California

  • Masters of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology

What is your highest level of education completed?

Liberty University

  • EDD: Curriculum and Instruction
  • MED: Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood Education
  • BED: Business Education 6-12
  • AA: Education (Non-Licensure)
  • CTG: Curriculum and Instruction

What is your highest level of education?

Bryant & Stratton College

  • AAS Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Care and Development Diploma

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