This program is designed for students seeking advancement opportunities in education or related fields and want to broaden their knowledge as scholar-practitioners. The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction focuses on the development of innovative curricula while utilizing multiple methods of instruction to educate students of differing ages, backgrounds and ability levels. Graduates will be able to assess student learning and analyze contemporary trends in curriculum design. In addition to Curriculum and Instruction emphasis areas for the Master of Education degree include:
Applicants intending on enrolling in this program, whether online or on campus, must be California residents and and must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
Applicants who have successfully completed any of the Brandman University Preliminary Credential programs and have passed the CSET, MSAT, SSAT or PRAXIS examination automatically qualify for admission to MAE program.
Applicants to the MAE Teaching and Learning (MA.EDUC.TL) must hold: 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.
*Applicants to the MAE Leadership in Early Childhood Education (MA.EDUC.LECE) who hold Multiple Subject Credentials must complete at least 12 units of upper division early childhood coursework prior to admission
Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:
Option One – GPA required 3.00 or Higher
Option Two – A GPA between 2.75 – 2.99
calculated in the last 30 semester credits (45 quarter credits) in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program including credits earned toward a credential to be admitted to the Master of Arts in Education degree program and must have a passing score on one of the examinations noted below:
Option Three – An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
Option Four – GPA below 2.50, Portfolio
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 take this course first.
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|
|Choose one elective (3 credits) from the following:
EDUU 511, 512, 519, 526, 527, 528, 551, 552, 560, 570, 575, 612, 613
EDMU 520, 521, 523, 524, 525
EDSU 530, 531, 532, 533, 534