MA in Education, Curriculum and Instruction

This degree is designed for students seeking advancement opportunities in education or related fields who want to broaden their knowledge as scholar-practitioners with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction.

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction focuses on the development of innovative curricula while using multiple methods of instruction to educate students of differing ages, backgrounds and levels of ability. Graduates will be able to assess student learning and analyze curriculum design.

  • Evaluate the various educational research paradigms.
  • Develop a theoretical research approach utilizing one or more methodologies.

  • Apply democratic principles to authentic educational context.
  • Analyze best practices of global educational systems.
  • Utilize theories of learning and brain research to enhance teaching and student learning.
  • Evaluate curriculum designs as they relate to meeting the diverse needs of students.
  • Analyze issues and make ethical decisions within an educational context.


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Mar 05, 2018

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Available Campuses

Antelope Valley Campus
39115 Trade Center Drive, Suite 203, Palmdale, CA 93551
Fairfield Campus
4820 Business Center Drive, Suite 100, Fairfield, CA 94534
Hanford Campus
325 Mall Drive, Hanford, CA 93230
Irvine Campus
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618
Lacey Campus
1445 Galaxy Drive NE, Suite 201, Lacey, WA 98516
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
Menifee Campus
28237 La Piedra Rd, Bldg. 3000, Menifee, CA 92584
Monterey Campus
99 Pacific Street, Suite 375-B, Monterey, CA 93940
Fully Online
Working adults prefer the flexible format that allows them study any time of day.
Ontario Campus
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764
Palm Desert Campus
75-105 Merle Dr, Suite 800, Bldg. B, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
Roseville Campus
400 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Santa Maria Campus
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A-1, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Visalia Campus
649 South County Center Drive, Visalia, CA 93277
Victorville Campus
13911 Park Avenue, Suite 100, Victorville, CA 92392
Walnut Creek Campus
2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Yuba City Campus
3301 East Onstott Road, Yuba City, CA 95991

Admissions Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • Completed application
  • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the candidate in an academic setting
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
Graduate Level Exams

For information about exam/test score requirements, please reference the Brandman University Catalog

Program Curriculum

  • Candidates must have a current teaching credential or must take EDUU 515 Teaching the Adult Learner-Teaching the Adult Learner, before beginning any coursework in the MAE, Curriculum and Instruction.  Candidates may take EDUU 515 Teaching the Adult Learner concurrently with EDUU 600 Research and Evaluation Methods.
  • EDUU 600  Research and Evaluation Methods


    EDUU 605  Democracy, Education and Social Change


    EDUU 606  Seminar in Learning Theory


    EDUU 607  Seminar in Comparative Education


    EDUU 608  Seminar in the Social Foundations of Education


    EDUU 609  Seminar in Curriculum Studies


    Core Courses Subtotal


    Emphasis Area Elective Courses


    Select from the following Emphasis Area


    Emphasis Area Elective Courses Subtotal


    Total Credits


  • Prerequisite: Candidates must have a current teaching credential or must take EDUU 515 Teaching the Adult Learner-Teaching the Adult Learner, before beginning any coursework in the MAE, Curriculum and Instruction. Candidates may take EDUU 515 Teaching the Adult Learner concurrently with EDUU 600 Research and Evaluation Methods.

    EDCI 631 Differentiated Instruction in Multicultural and Multi-Ability Classrooms


    EDCI 633 Instructional Leadership for Practitioners


    EDCI 634 Issues and Trends in Contemporary Curriculum: Expertise Paper Development


    Select one from the following:


    EDUU 511
    Collaboration For Inclusive Schooling


    EDUU 512
    The Art & Craft of Teaching


    EDUU 519
    Teaching Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities


    EDUU 526
    Theories in Language Structure and Acquisition


    EDUU 527
    English Language and Literacy Development


    EDUU 528
    Content-Based Instruction and Assessment for Linguistic Minority Students: SDAIE


    EDUU 551
    Educational Applications of Computers Level I


    EDUU 560
    Teaching Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities


    EDUU 570
    Voice, Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice


    EDUU 575
    Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Etiologies and Characteristics


    EDUU 612
    Domestic Experiential Education


    EDUU 613
    International Experiential Education


    EDMU 520
    Literacy and Language in K-8 Classrooms I


    EDMU 521
    Literacy and Language in K-8 Classrooms II


    EDMU 523
    History, Social Science and Visual/Performing Arts in K-8 Classrooms


    EDMU 524
    Teaching and Learning Mathematics in K-8 Classrooms


    EDMU 525
    Teaching and Learning Science in K-8 Classrooms


    EDSU 530
    Theories, Methods, and Materials for Teaching English Learners


    EDSU 531
    Secondary Instructional Strategies for Language/Culturally Diverse Classrooms


    EDSU 532
    Effective Literacy Instruction for Single Subject Candidates


    EDSU 533
    Content Specific Strategies for Single Subjects (Series)


    EDSU 534
    Preparing 21st Century Learners: A Collaborative and Integrated Approach


    Total Credits


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