Skip to contentSkip to navigation

Learn about our plans for Fall 2020 and updates about COVID-19. Before coming to campus, take the COVID-19 Daily Screening

Master of Arts in Education 
Option in Curriculum and Instruction

2017 Orientation

The 30-unit 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. Please visit http://bit.ly/MAEd-CI-Overview18 to learn more!

Our Graduates' Careers Include the Following:

  • Director of Research, Evaluation and Assessment for Fresno Unified School District
  • Dean of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the Madera Technical Exploration Center
  • Teacher on special assignment for mathematics
  • Literacy coach
  • High school department chair
  • Educational consultant
  • Education coordinator for a national corporation
  • Research associate for state and federal grants
  • Instructor of educational statistics
  • Fresno State instructor for credential and statistics courses
  • Lecturer in the Department of Public Health and a fire captain
  • Associate Program Director for UCSF-Fresno’s Pediatric Residency Program

A number of our graduates who are teachers 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!

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.

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
Sample Electives (Note:You may take up to 9 units of 100-level non-GE courses as part of your required 15 units of electives; all other courses must be 200-level like the ones below.)
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
ERE 287: Qualitative Research Methods in Education 3 units
ERE 289: Statistical Modeling 3 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.

Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Technology (CASET)

Interested students may 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 (see chart below). Up to six units (two courses) may also be used as electives in the M.A.Ed.-C&I program. 

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 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

Certificate of Advanced Study in Research Methods

Students may also pursue the 15-unit Certificate of Advanced Study in Research Methods in conjunction with the M.A.Ed.-C&I or as a separate course of study. This certificate consists of coursework that covers research methodologies used in education and other fields. Techniques include quantitative methods ranging from commonly used statistics to highly sophisticated modeling, qualitative methods from narrative to case studies to ethnographies, measurement reliability and validity, instrument development and use, and program evaluation. Emphasis is on application, and graduates will be capable of designing and implementing research studies and meeting the research needs of the organizations that they serve. Up to six units (two courses) may overlap with coursework in the M.A.Ed.-C&I program. 

Curriculum - CASRM (all 3-unit courses)

Required Courses 
ERE 153: Educational Statistics  
ERE 220: Research in Education  
ERE 287: Qualitative Research Methods in Education  
ERE 288: Educational Measurement and Program Evaluation  
ERE 289: Statistical Modeling   
TOTAL: 15 units  
   

Graduate Faculty • Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. Earl Aguilar Dr. Jeanie Behrend Dr. Kathryn Biacindo
Dr. Carol Fry Bohlin Dr. Roy Bohlin Dr. Jose Lomeli
Dr. Rohit Mehta Dr. Joe Parks Dr. Trang Phan
Dr. Susan Tracz Dr. Christian Wandeler Dr. Mariya Yukhymenko

 

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

Class Meeting