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
      • Education Specialist in Teaching and Learning
      • Education Specialist in Teaching and Learning
    Master's
      • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
      • 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)
      • M.Ed. in Early Childhood
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Early Childhood
      • B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
      • B.S. in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Infancy and Early Childhood Studies
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Regent University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction
      • M.Ed. - Individualized Degree Program
      • M.Ed. in Instructional Design & Technology
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Early Childhood Education
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Walden University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Education - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Grades K-12)
      • MS in Education - Self-Designed
      • MS in Education - Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K-12)
  • Online Programs Available
    4. 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
      • BS: Education Non-Licensure: Early Childhood Education in Interdisciplinary Studies
    Associate's
      • AA: Education (Non-Licensure)
      • AA: Early Childhood Education
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

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

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Instructional Design and Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    8. 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 Philsophy in Instructional Design
    Master's
      • M.Ed. - Curriculum and Teaching
      • M.Ed. - General Education
      • M.Ed. - Instructional Leadership
      • Master of Science in Instructional Design
      • M.Ed. - Educational Leadership
  • Campus and Online Programs
    9. Pacific Oaks College

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.A. Education with Prelimary Education Specialist Instruction Credential
      • M.A. Early Childhood Education
    Bachelor's
      • B.A. Early Childhood Education
    Certificate
      • Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
      • Preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Credential
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Bryant & Stratton College

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • AAS Early Childhood Education
    Certificate
      • Early Childhood Care and Development Diploma

Featured Schools

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

Grand Canyon University

  • Education Specialist in Teaching and Learning
  • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
  • BS in Early Childhood

What is your highest level of education?

Regent University

  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction
  • M.Ed. - Individualized Degree Program
  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education

What is your highest level of education completed?

Walden University

  • MS in Education - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Grades K-12)
  • MS in Education - Self-Designed
  • MS in Education - Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K-12)

What is your highest level of education completed?

Liberty University

  • EDD: Curriculum and Instruction
  • MED: Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood Education
  • BS: Education Non-Licensure: Early Childhood Education in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • AA: Education (Non-Licensure)

What is your highest level of education?

Colorado Christian University

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

What is your highest level of education completed?

Purdue University Global

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

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Full Sail University

  • MS - Instructional Design and Technology

What is your highest level of education?

Northcentral University

  • PhD in Education - Curriculum and Teaching
  • Ed.D. - Curriculum and Teaching
  • M.Ed. - Curriculum and Teaching
  • M.Ed. - General Education

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