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2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction, Education for Social Justice Concentration, M.S.

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(30 UNITS)

Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction

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.

Culminating Experience (3 units)

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.

Education for Social Justice Concentration

The Social Justice concentration meets the needs of educators working in today’s highly culturally and linguistically diverse schools and communities. The program examines education and schooling with a focus on social justice addressing a broad range of socio-cultural dimensions and historical and current contexts. Candidates explore and articulate interdisciplinary strategies to create equity and inclusion in their educational settings, particularly with regard to ethnicity/race, class, gender, (dis)ability, sexual orientation, language, nationality and migration status of the university’s students, families, teachers and communities.

Total (30 units)

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