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Master of Arts in Education 
Option in Curriculum and Instruction

2017 Orientation

The Master of Arts degree in Education with an option in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for teachers and other professionals who desire advanced study in curriculum, instruction, educational psychology, research design, and educational statistics. Although a majority of Curriculum and Instruction students are teachers, a teaching credential is not a requirement for admission. 

Our Graduates Careers

  • Director of Research, Evaluation and Assessment for a large school district
  • Teacher on special assignment for mathematics
  • Literacy coach
  • Grade level teacher-leader
  • High school department chair
  • Educational consultant
  • Education coordinator for a national corporation
  • Research associate for state and federal grants
  • Instructor of educational statistics

A number of graduates have also chosen to remain in the classroom and use the knowledge they have gained in the program to enhance their instructional effectiveness. The program is a pathway to helping you meet your unique professional goals, whatever they may be!

Curriculum - MA in Education, Curriculum and Instruction  

Required Courses (15 units)
CI 250: Advanced Curriculum Theory and Analysis 3 units
CI 275: Advanced Instructional Theory and Strategies 3 units
CI 285: Seminar in Advanced Educational Psychology
or
ERE 288: Educational Measurement and Program Evaluation
3 units
ERE 220: Research in Education 3 units
CI 298: Project
or
CI 299: Thesis
3 units
Electives (15 units)
CI 225: Integrating Computer Technology into the Curriculum 3 units
CI 227: Current Issues and Trends in Educational Technology 3 units
CI 230: Planning and Implementing Innovative Technology Programs 3 units
CI 280T: Designing Motivating Instruction 3 units
CI 280T: Exploring Innovative Technologies 3 units
CI 280T: Exploring Technology and Critical Thinking 3 units
TOTAL 30 units

ERE 153 or an approved equivalent is a prerequisite for ERE 220 or ERE 288. ERE 153 may be used as an elective in the Curriculum and Instruction program.

In addition to taking 15 semester units of required coursework (please see listing below), students select 15 units of electives in an area of professional interest with the guidance of the program coordinator. For teachers, six units of recent post-baccalaureate credential coursework may be transferred into the program and counted as elective units. Recently-taken BTSA units may also be used as electives. Students will complete either a project or a thesis as a culminating experience. All degree coursework must be taken within a 5-year time frame. 

Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Technology (CASET)

Interested students may also pursue a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Technology (CASET) in conjunction with the Master of Arts in Education, option in Curriculum and Instruction program or as a separate course of study. The CASET consists of five 3-unit courses focused on educational technology (CI 225, CI 227, CI 230, and two electives). Up to six units (two courses) may also be used as electives in the M.A.Ed.-C&I program. Students who only want to earn the CASET without the master's degree can do so in two semesters, at a current cost of $6513. (Per Federal regulations, click here for Gainful Employment information.) 

Curriculum - CASET 

Required Courses (9 units)
CI 225: Integrating Computer Technology into the Curriculum 3 units
CI 227: Current Issues and Trends in Educational Technology 3 units
CI 230: Planning and Implementing Innovative Technology Programs 3 units
Electives (Only pick 6 units)  
CI 280T: Designing Motivating Instruction 3 units
CI 280T: Exploring Innovative Technologies 3 units
CI 280T: Exploring Technology and Critical Thinking 3 units
TOTAL 15 units

Graduate Faculty • Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. Jeanie Behrend Dr. Jack Benninga Dr. Kathryn Biacindo
Dr. Carol Fry Bohlin Dr. Roy Bohlin Dr. Jose Lomeli
Dr. Trang Phan Dr. Susan Schlievert Dr. Susan Tracz
Dr. Christian Wandeler Dr. Mariya Yukhymenko (+ LEBSE Colleagues)

 

For more information about the Curriculum and Instruction program, contact the Program Coordinator:
Dr. Carol Fry Bohlin
carolb@csufresno.edu
559.278-0237

• Congratulations to Thuy Nguyen, 2018 Recipient of Fresno State's Distinguished International Graduate Student Award! •Thuy Nguyen

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