Education - Curriculum & Instruction Option, M.A.

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Roy M. Bohlin, Chair

Coordinator for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Technology (CASET)
Education Building, Room 250
559.278.0240
royb@csufresno.edu

Department Website:

http://fresnostate.edu/kremen/academics/departments/ci.html

 

Carol Fry Bohlin, Coordinator for M.A. in Education - Curriculum & Instruction Option
Education Building, Room 234
559.278.0237
carolb@csufresno.edu

M.A.Ed.-C&I and CASET Website:

http://fresnostate.edu/kremen/masters-education/ma-edci.html

 

Nancy Akhavan, Coordinator for M.A. in Teaching (MAT)
Education Building, Room 443
559.278.0345
nakhavan@csufresno.edu

MAT Website:

http://www.fresnostate.edu/kremen/masters-teaching/

Degrees and Programs Offered

CERT in Educational Technology - Advanced Certificate
CERT in Research Methods - Certificate of Advanced Study
CRED in Elementary School Teaching Credential (Multiple Subject Credential Program)
CRED in Multiple Subject - Preliminary BAP Emphasis: Hmong, Credential
CRED in Multiple Subject - Preliminary ECE BAP Emphasis: Hmong, Credential
CRED in Multiple Subject - Preliminary BAP Emphasis: Spanish, Credential
CRED in Multiple Subject - Preliminary ECE BAP Emphasis: Spanish
MA in Education - Curriculum & Instruction Option, M.A.
MA in Education - Teaching, M.A.T.

Courses Offered

The mission of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is the preparation and continuing education of K-12 educators, particularly teachers. Coursework and field experiences are designed to prepare teachers who are reflective thinkers, problem solvers, and decision makers to meet the challenges of teaching in a rapidly changing world characterized by social, economic, and cultural/linguistic diversity.

Supervised field experiences along with instructional planning and evaluation techniques provide the foundation for productive and responsive teaching.

CalStateTEACH. See Teaching Elementary School CalStateTEACH for program description.

Requirements

M.A. in Education Option: Curriculum and Instruction

Carol Fry Bohlin, Coordinator
Education Building, Room 234
559.278.0237

http://www.fresnostate.edu/kremen/academics/departments/ci.html

Program Description. The 30-unit Master of Arts degree in Education with an option in Curriculum and Instruction (MAE-C&I) 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 students are teachers, a teaching credential is not a requirement for admission. The program is unique in allowing students to pursue in-depth study in personally relevant areas of curriculum and instruction such as educational technology, reading/language arts, mathematics education, and other specialization areas through elective coursework.

Admission Requirements. In addition to the admission requirements listed in the Graduate Education Program section of this catalog, program applicants must provide verification of advisement by the program coordinator.

Program Requirements. Under the direction of the program coordinator, each student prepares an individually designed program within the following framework:

1. Required courses (12 units)
(a) MAE Core: CI 285 or ERE 288, ERE 220** (6 units)
(b) C&I Option: CI 250*, CI 275 (6 units)

2. Electives (15 units)
Electives are selected in consultation with the MAE-C&I program coordinator. The electives may constitute a broad-based program in curriculum and instruction or represent an in-depth study in a specialty area with the context of curriculum and instruction.

3. Culminating Experience (3 units)
Choose from among (a) 3 units of approved electives plus comprehensive exam [0 units], or (b) Cl 298A or (c) CI 299A.

Total (30 units)

* CI 250 includes the graduate writing requirement as part of the course.

** ERE 153 or an approved equivalent is a prerequisite for ERE 220 or ERE 288.

Faculty

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