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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

Elementary Education

Masters in Elementary Education

Degree Option: Curriculum and Instruction

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This degree pathway is designed for teachers interested in honing their knowledge and teaching skills to promote achievement for all elementary students. The Curriculum and Instruction option is the integration of traditional subject matter disciplines such as language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics with technology and visual- performing arts. Courses include the study of the research based in each discipline while obtaining advanced methods in pedagogy to prepare elementary teachers to teach 21st century skills. This degree pathway is designed to include a cohort of 18-22 graduate students. Each cohort will be customized to provide a selected focus on state curriculum frameworks and standards, while also addressing district or school-specific goals to provide a rich, meaning-centered curriculum that engages all students.

Required in Specialization

Program Prerequisites

¬ Admission to the University
¬ Preliminary teaching credential

For Classified Status

¬ Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher or a University-approved aptitude test for graduate study (GRE or MAT)
¬ Successful completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Examination
Note: A co-requisite for the M.A. in Elementary Education Degree is a clear teaching credential.

Degree Requirements

EED 610 Research In Education
*EED 601 Curriculum, Instruction and the Reflective Teacher
EED 602 Applying Technology to Curricular Goals
*First course in all program options

Required Courses (18 units)

EED 633 Seminar in Elementary School Language Arts Education OR
EED 670 Research Applications in ESL Instruction

EED 638 Seminar in Elementary School Social Studies Education
EED 643 Seminar in Elementary School Mathematics Education
EED 648 Seminar in Elementary School Science Education
EED 649 Elementary School Interdisciplinary Arts Education
EED 675 Bilingual/Multicultural Teaching Strategies

Electives (3 units)

EED 621 Language, Literacy and Culture across the Curriculum
EED 626 Literacy Instruction for English Learners

EED 681 Classroom Management

EED 651 Curriculum and Assessment

EED 684 Action Research

Culminating Experience

EED 697 Directed Comprehensive Studies
EED 698 Thesis or Graduate Project