The Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction helps career classroom teachers prepare for curriculum and instructional leadership in one or more of the following areas: elementary classroom teaching; social justice for meeting the strengths and needs of diverse learners; early childhood education; math/science education. Students may follow the study plan for a concentration, or elect to specialize in curriculum and instruction.
Admission to Graduate Standing-Conditionally Classified
Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. Please consult the Graduate Admissions section in this catalog for complete information.
Graduate Standing - Classified
A student who meets the admission requirements and the following requirements may be granted classified graduate standing:
develop an approved study plan
basic teaching credential or equivalent experience
approved major (minimum of 24 units upper division or graduate)
cumulative grade-point average of 3.0, or 3.0 GPA in the last 60 units
Credit will be given for previous postbaccalaureate studies when possible. Otherwise well-qualified students may be admitted with limited subject or grade deficiencies, but these deficiencies must be removed.
The culminating experience marks the end of a graduate program. It demonstrates mastery of disciplinary materials and meets requirements from Section 40510 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. Please consult the Culminating Experience section in this catalog for more information.