The Master of Arts in Education – Curriculum and Instruction program is the ideal advanced degree if you’re a classroom teacher wishing to broaden your knowledge as a scholar-practitioner. You’ll learn to develop innovative curricula and utilize multiple methods of instruction to educate students of differing ages, backgrounds and ability levels.
This program is designed for students currently teaching in grades K-12 who wish to enhance their curriculum development and instruction skills in the classroom, as well as for students seeking advancement opportunities as teachers or administrators. This degree sets the stage for anyone interested in pursuing a Doctorate in Education as well as those who plan to remain in the classroom.
Admission to the program may be achieved by completing the following requirements:
Satisfactorily fulfill graduate admissions requirements for Brandman University.
Hold one of the following: a valid California Multiple or Single Subject SB 2042 Professional "Clear" Teaching Credential earned through a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved 2042 BTSA Induction Program.
If using Option Two in the graduate admissions requirements, have a grade point average between 2.75 and 2.99 in the last 30 graded semester credits (45 quarter units) in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program including credits earned toward a credential and submit passing scores from one of the following standard admissions tests:
Candidates who have successfully completed any of Brandman University's Preliminary Credential programs and have passed the CSET, MSAT, SSAT or PRAXIS examination automatically qualify for admission to MAE program.
Submit two letters of recommendation and recommendation waivers from individuals who are familiar with the applicant's academic/professional ability to undertake graduate study.
Provide a letter of completion on institution letterhead and/or from registrar's office if you are currently completing a baccalaureate degree from an institution other than Brandman University.
How to Apply
Complete and submit an Application for Graduate Admission
Provide official transcripts from the regionally accredited Baccalaureate degree granting institution and transcripts from all institution where post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted. official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
Only credit from regionally accredited institutions will be accepted for transfers.International applicants or domestic applicants with transcripts from international institutions must also submit foreign transcripts.
PLEASE DO NOT FAX TRANSCRIPTS OR TEST SCORES.
Please mail all official transcripts to the following address:
Brandman University Office of Admission
16355 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92618
With the exception of transcripts or test scores, you may also fax additional required documents directly to the Office of Admission at (866) 659-1143 or e-mail the documents as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specific Requirements (2012-13 catalog)
Prerequisite:Candidates must have a current teaching credential or must take EDUU 515-Teaching the Adult Learner, before beginning any coursework in the MAE, Curriculum and Instruction. Candidates may take EDUU 515 concurrently with EDUU 600.
EDCI 631 Differentiated Instruction in Multicultural and Multi-Ability Classrooms 3 EDCI 632 Assessing Student Learning 3 EDCI 634 Contemporary Issues and Trends in Curriculum: Expertise Paper Development 3
Core courses (18 credits):
EDUU 600* Research and Evaluation Methods 3 EDUU 605 Democracy, Education and Social Change 3 EDUU 606 Seminar in Learning Theory 3 EDUU 607 Seminar in Comparative Education 3 EDUU 608 Seminar in Social Foundations of Education 3 EDUU 609 Seminar in Curriculum Studies 3
*EDUU 600 is a prerequisite for all other core courses and candidates are advised to follow this structure.
Choose one elective (3 credits) from the following: EDUU 511 Collaboration for Inclusive Schooling 3 EDUU 512 The Art and Craft of Teaching 3 EDUU 526 Theories in Language Structure and Acquisition 3 EDUU 527 English Language and Literacy Development 3 EDUU 528 Content-based Instruction and Assessment for Linguistic Minority Students 3 EDUU 551 Educational Application of Computers- Level One 3 EDUU 552 Using Technological Tools in Teaching- Level Two 3 EDUU 570 Voice, Diversity, Equity and Social Justice 3 EDUU 612 Domestic Experiential Education 3 EDUU 613 International Experiential Education 3 EDMU 520 Literacy and Language in K-8 Classrooms I 3 EDMU 521 Literacy and Language in K-8 Classrooms II 3 EDMU 522 Mathematics and Science in K-8 Classrooms 3 EDMU 523 History, Social Science and Visual/Performing Arts in K-8 Classrooms 3 EDSU 530 Theories, Methods, and Materials for Teaching English Learners 3 EDSU 531 Secondary Instructional Strategies for Language/Culturally Diverse Classrooms 3 EDSU 532 Effective Literacy Instructions for Single Subject Candidates 3 EDSU 533 Content Specific Strategies for Single Subjects (Series) 3 EDAU 674 Supervision and Assessment of Instruction 3 EDUU 519 Teaching Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3 EDUU 560 Teaching Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities 3
Total credits 30
Demonstration of MasteryCandidates for the Master of Arts in Education degree with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction must successfully complete an expertise paper that integrates theory with application in EDCI 634 and must earn a B or better in the course.