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2024-2025 University Catalog 
2024-2025 University Catalog

Education, M.A. - Curriculum and Instruction Subplan/Option: 31 units

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Offered by: College of Education and Integrative Studies, Education Department

The curriculum matrix for the degree program may be found here. The curriculum matrix is the alignment of courses (curriculum) with the desired goals and student learning outcomes of the program. It shows what is taught and how these outcomes are achieved through the completion of the degree program.


The MA subplan/option in Curriculum & Instruction offers advanced preparation for teachers in leadership, classroom teaching, staff development, alternative education, program development and successfully meeting the challenges of teaching in a diverse society. The program is designed for practicing educators to hone their skills and increase their knowledge in a specific area of the curriculum or pedagogical practice. The array of electives allows candidates to customize a program plan to fit both current needs and future leadership plans.

Subplan/Option Required: 9 units

Courses listed below in the General Studies Emphasis may be counted towards the required 9 units at the discretion of the Curriculum and Instruction Option Coordinator.

Subplan/Option Electives: 6 units

Any combination of courses listed below will satisfy the required 6 units. Emphases are listed to provide guidance for helping students to choose courses of interest that best fit your career goals, but there is no requirement for choosing a specific emphasis for fulfilling these units.

General Studies Emphasis

Emphasis Recommended

Advanced Literacy Studies Emphasis

Design-Based Learning Emphasis

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