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.
Applicants intending on enrolling in this program 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.
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
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 emphasis with one exception; EDUU 600 may be taken concurrently with EDUU 515.
As the foundational aspects of the MAE are aligned and scaffolded, it is strongly recommended that the core courses be taking in the following order: EDUU 600, 606, 605, 607, 609.
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.
Emphasis Area (12 credits)
|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: