Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

We are no longer accepting new applications for this program. Please contact the Office of Admission at 630-844-5533 or for additional information.


The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (MACI) is designed for practicing teachers who are interested in improving and enhancing their K-12 and district learning experiences. Through the study of relevant research and theory, combined with on-the-job and classroom assignments, the AU graduate education program will prepare you to serve as a master classroom teacher or as curriculum resource personnel.


The MACI program is delivered in a cohort format with school district and regional office of education partners. Courses are held at convenient on-site locations throughout northern Illinois. Through this cohort format, you will gain valuable knowledge from experienced principals, master teachers and Aurora University faculty. Collaboration with peers in your cohort promotes valuable shared learning experiences that can be applied to your individual K-12 classroom or district.

Teaching Excellence

School of Education faculty are a diverse group of highly skilled professionals that encourage collaborative learning, leading to successful teaching practice. All members of your cohort will work cooperatively to advance both research and practice in curriculum and instruction.

Program Offerings
Cohorts now forming on the Aurora campus.
Contact Andi Danis at 630-844-3857 or or Marcia Gaspari at 630-844-4643 or for more information.

Woodstock Center
Contact Marcia Koenen at 815-337-6049 or



Open House and Visit Days
Monday, August 20, 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018