Requirements

Degree Requirements (46 units)

Core courses (12 units)

  1. EDUC 603. Effective Communication in Education (4)
  2. EDUC 605. Foundations of Education (4)
  3. EDUC 607. Introduction to Educational Research (4)

Curriculum and Instruction Core (12 units)

  1. EDCI 620. School Curriculum (4)
  2. EDCI 624. Advanced Teaching Methodology (4)
  3. EDCI 628. Educational Assessment in K-12 Schools (4)

Emphasis Area (8 units)

  1. Students must choose one of the following areas:
  2. Elementary/Secondary: Eight units chosen from:
    • EDCI 540. Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction (4)
    • EDCI 634. Advanced Social Studies Methods (4)
    • EDCI 645. Instructional Strategies for Language Development (4)
    • ESTM 624. STEM Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary Mathematics (4)
  3. Secondary: Eight units of upper-division or graduate-level electives, outside the College of Education, normally in the candidate's teaching area(s), selected with the approval of an advisor.

Electives (12 units)

  1. Students may select from the following list or consult with their advisor for additional elective possibilities. (Courses previously taken to complete a Bachelor's degree may not be selected.)
    • EADM 619. Policy, Governance and Legal Aspects of Education (4)
    • EELB 425. Literacy and Second Language Acquisition for the Intermediate Reader and Beyond (3)
    • EELB 532. Science/Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (4)
    • EELB 533. Social Studies and the Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy (4)
    • EELB 534. Social Studies and the Arts (Primary Language) Curriculum and Pedagogy (4)
    • ESEC 413. Language Interaction in the Classroom (4)
    • ESEC 419. Literacy Across the Curriculum (4)
    • ESEC 506. Curriculum and Instruction in the Content Areas (4)
    • May choose only one of the following courses or an appropriate single subject matter course chosen in consultation with an advisor:
      • ART 499. Art Education: Methods and Materials (4)
      • MATH 499. Mathematics in the Secondary Classroom (4)
      • MUS 410. Music in the Elementary Schools (4)
      • MUS 411. Music in the Secondary Schools (4)

Culminating Experience (2 units)

  1. EDCI 663. Comprehensive Evaluation in Curriculum and Instruction (2)
  2. EDCI 999. Comprehensive Examination (0)

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