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Online Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction

Develop your leadership skills and build on a strong foundation of collaboration, advanced problem solving, and analytical thinking that will take you to the next level of becoming a transformational educator!

The Curriculum & Instruction degree emphasizes the core concepts of equity, educational technology integration, and the 4 C’s (critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration) that will give you the knowledge and confidence to lead school reform and improve student learning, as well as benefiting the larger community.

Upon completion of the degree, you will have mastered the skills to become an effective and influential leader in your educational institution!

Admission Requirements

Admission into the Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction program requires the following:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester units of all coursework.
  • Valid teaching credential
Program Requirements

The Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction requires the following for graduation:

  • Completion of a minimum of 30 semester units of coursework
  • Maintenance of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in all coursework. No course with a grade lower than a C will be counted in the program
  • Completion of a Culminating Activity with a grade of B or better
Coursework

The MA in Education - Curriculum & Instruction program is composed of 12 semester units of required core courses, 15 semester units of electives, and a 3 unit Culminating Activity. Master's programs require currency of coursework; no courses over seven years old will be counted toward completion of a graduate degree.

Core Courses (12 units)

  • EDCI 6100 Research Methods for Educational Leaders (3)
  • EDCI 6200 Teaching for Diversity & Social Justice (3)
  • EDCI 6300 Educational Leadership (3)
  • EDCI 6400 Curriculum Development and Transformation (3)

Culminating Activity (Choose one)

  • EDCI 6800 Master's Thesis in Education (3)
  • EDCI 6810 Master's Project in Education (3)
  • EDCI 6820 Master's Examination in Education (3)

Elective Courses

Elective coursework can be comprised of a combination of Literacy, Advanced Topics, approved Credential courses, and approved BTSA/FACT courses:

Reading Certificate

Students in the C&I program have the option of earning a Reading Certificate through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) by taking the entire 12 units of Literacy elective courses and having three years of credentialed teaching experience. These courses also count as electives in the program, and students have the option of completing one or more literacy courses to fulfill elective requirements without earning the certificate.

  • EDLT 6100 Creating a Culture of Literacy in Diverse Settings (3)
  • EDLT 6200 Writing Strategies, Assessment & Intervention (3)
  • EDLT 6300 Literacy Instruction & Assessment (3)
  • EDLT 6400 Comprehension Strategies, Assessment & Intervention (3)

Advanced Topics in Education - courses listed are a sampling of offerings within the program. Additional topics may be offered.

  • EDCI 6710 Advanced Topics: Common Core Foundations
  • EDCI 6710 Advanced Topics: Common Core Instruction & Engagement
  • EDCI 6710 Advanced Topics: Assessment & Intervention in the Common Core Classroom
  • EDCI 6710 Advanced Topics: Standardized Testing and Data-Driven Decision Making
  • EDCI 6710 Advanced Topics: Extending Beyond the Common Core: Next Generation Science Standards, English Language Development, and the Changing Classroom

Credential Coursework

Up to 12 semester units of select CSUB multiple or single subject credential coursework or up to 9 units of approved multiple or single subject credential coursework from another institution may be applied toward program completion. No credential coursework can be older than 5 years at the beginning of the program, and no older than 7 years at the completion of the program.

BTSA/FACT Coursework

Up to 6 BTSA/FACT units may be applied as electives toward program completion. Students must register for CSUB courses listed below:

  • EDCI 6700 Special Topics: FACT Year 1 (3 units)
  • EDCI 6700 Special Topics: FACT Year 2 (3 units)
Application Requirements

The Online Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction program requires the following for application:

  • Complete application (paper based - available here)
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Valid teaching credential
  • Two reference forms
  • Technology survey
  • One official transcript from each college attended. Digital transcripts are not accepted. Official hard copy transcripts are required.
  • $75 Application Fee

See Admissions Requirements for prerequisites, GPA and testing requirements.

Financial Aid

The Online Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction program is eligible for federal financial aid. Students may apply for financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov, and listing CSUB school code 007993.

C&I Costs and Fees

Typical costs are as follows:

  • Instruction – 30 hours: about $13,800
    ($420-$500 per unit depending on the class)
  • Books: $750
  • Misc. Supplies: $500

Approximate total program cost: $15,050

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION ONLINE

The curriculum is comprehensive. The faculty is world-class. Whether you’re located in Bakersfield or around the globe, the online CI at CSUB will take you to the next level of becoming a transformational educator!

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