Master of Arts: Curriculum and Instruction

Description

The Master of Arts degree in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to provide professional and specialized preparation for the candidate interested in acquiring knowledge and skills essential for the design and development of curricula and related instructional practices. The program consists of 30 units (18 core units and 12 elective units). An overall 3.0 GPA is required and no grade below “C” may apply toward the degree. In either program the six core courses listed below are required. Students select four additional courses as electives in consultation with their program coordinator. At least one of the elective courses (3 units) must be at the 200 level.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • No units with a grade below “C” may apply toward the degree.

The Master of Arts degree in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to provide professional and specialized preparation for the candidate interested in acquiring knowledge and skills essential for the design and development of curricula and related instructional practices. The program promotes expertise in a particular field of interest such as educational technology, mathematics education, language and literacy, the arts in education, gender equity, and other specializations related to elementary, middle , and secondary education.

Units required for Certificate: 30
Refer to the catalog for detailed admission and academic requirements.

Course Listing

Review the courses required to complete the degree.

Faculty

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Sherrie Carinci Program Coordinator, Professor Benicia Hall 1008 carincis@csus.edu
(916) 278-7010
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Chia-Jung Chung Associate Professor Eureka Hall 324 cchung@csus.edu
(916) 278-3587
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David Jelinek Professor Alpine Hall 201 djelinek@csus.edu
(916) 278-5520
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Julita Lambating Professor Benicia Hall 1010 lambating@csus.edu
(916) 278-5534
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Porfirio Loeza Professor Eureka Hall 413B loeza@skymail.csus.edu
(916) 278-3464
Mark Rodriguez Associate Professor Eureka Hall 324 rodrigue@csus.edu
(916) 278-4084
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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand research and best practices in professional development, adult learning theory, data driven decision making, and the basic principles underlying innovation and change processes in educational organizations.
  • Understand the role of technology in facilitating learning, increasing efficiencies, and managing data to improve instruction, assessment and ultimately, educational outcomes.
  • Develop expertise and strategies to facilitate collaboration with stakeholders in the educational enterprise in order to enhance the education of students in a democratic society.
  • Develop the ability to utilize multiple perspectives to critically analyze political practices and policy implications related to professional development.
  • Demonstrate curricular, instructional and professional leadership in the pursuit of excellence in schools, districts, and states.
  • Demonstrate the ability to align professional development plans with the mission, vision, values and goals of the school/district.
  • Advocate for sound professional development practices to improve academic achievement for all students.
    Advocate for the development and support of communities of practice such as Professional Learning Communities and action research networks.

Questions

Sherrie Carinci
carincis@csus.edu
(916) 278-7010
Benicia Hall 1008

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