Education - Teaching, M.A.T.


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Roy M. Bohlin, Chair

Coordinator for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Technology (CASET)
Education Building, Room 250

Department Website:


Carol Fry Bohlin, Coordinator for M.A. in Education - Curriculum & Instruction Option
Education Building, Room 234

M.A. in Education and CASET Website:

Nancy Akhavan, Coordinator for M.A. in Teaching (MAT)
Education Building, Room 443

MAT Website:


Multiple Subject Credential Program

The Multiple Subject Credential Program is housed in both the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of Literacy Early Bilingual and Special Education (LEBSE). 

Dr. Lisa Bennett, Coordinator for Multiple Subject Program
Education Building, Room 265

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.


M.A. in Teaching (MAT)

Walter J. Ullrich, Coordinator
Education Building

Program Description. The online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) integrates three themes - multicultural, social justice education, action research, and Web-based teaching/learning - to improve school curriculum and instruction, help close the achievement gap in our nation's public schools, and extend the academic and technological foundation provided in teacher credentialing programs. The online MAT focuses explicitly on applied advanced study in K-12 classrooms, incorporating a mixture of more critically oriented theoretical and research skills, as well as more emphasis on practitioner-oriented knowledge, skills and dispositions, to increase learning for all students. Program applicants must have a teaching credential to be admissible to the online MAT.

Program Requirements. The MAT is a three-semester program (fall, spring, fall) offered to cohorts of students completing a prescribed sequence of courses. A two-day program orientation on the Fresno State campus is required for all entering students.

Course Requirements
CI 240 (3 units)
ERE 243 (3 units)
CI 241* (3 units)
CI 245 (4 units)
CI 246 (4 units)
Electives** (9 units)
Culminating Experience (4 units)
(a) Comprehensive exam [0 units], plus CI 260 [4 units}
(b) CI 298B MAT Project [4 units] or
(c) CI 299B MAT Thesis [4 units]
Total (30 units)

* CI 241 includes a graduate writing requirement (GWR) as part of the course.

** The MAT requires 21 units of residency. Electives are determined in consultation with the student's program coordinator/adviser and can include approved units from a postbaccalaureate credential program (e.g., CalStateTEACH, California State University, Fresno, etc.) and/or graduate program.


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Career Opportunities

MAT graduate courses are designed to address individual professional development and career goals as well as to prepare educators for Ed.D. and Ph.D. terminal degrees. These include the following:

  • Classroom teacher/leader
  • Professional Learning Community (PLC) teacher/leader
  • Curriculum, instruction, and technology consultant
  • Multicultural social justice education consultant
  • Action research consultant
  • Community college instructor