This master of arts degree is an accelerated sequence of courses for educators like you, who desire to grow professionally as a curriculum leader at their school, district or institution. The program focuses on curriculum leadership and technology using a cohort-model approach designed for distance learners and/or those who enjoy interactive online learning. You will gain a strong foundation in curriculum leadership through engaging and challenging content.

Highlights

  • New cohorts start every summer (May), fall (August), or spring (January)
  • Each cohort is designed for a maximum of 15-20 students.

Career opportunities

Grow professionally as a curriculum leader at your school or in your district. Develop the skills and expertise to facilitate curricular change to meet the needs of today’s students.

Program director

Jeanne Janzen
Jeanne Janzen

Curriculum and Teaching Program Director

Angel Krause
Angel Krause

Curriculum and Teaching Associate Program Director, Clear Credential Program Director

Admission requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Orientation interview with program director
  • Three current (within one year) Graduate Reference forms
  • Statement of intent
  • Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75; Letter of Explanation if below 3.0

Course listing

Blended Or Online Strands (32 Units)

Required Courses
Phase I Foundations (10 Units)
CodeTitleUnits
CRI-704Conflict Management and Peacemaking in Schools3
CRI-707Historical Foundations of Curriculum3
CRI-708Curriculum Design: Theory and Practice3
CRI-710Successful Online Learning Orientation1
Phase II And III Core and Content Focus (12 Units)
CodeTitleUnits
CRI-709Using Technology in Differentiating Curriculum2
CRI-725Essentials of Qualitative Assessment2
CRI-726Curriculum Mapping2
CRI-727Leadership: A Personal Perspective3
CRI-728ACurricular Leadership3
Phase IV Master of Arts Capstone (10 Units)
CodeTitleUnits
ED-799Values in School and Society3
EDRH-795Methods in Educational Research Design3
CRI-798Project/Thesis Proposal3
CRI-799Project/Thesis1

General Strand: Individualized (minimum 32 Units)

Required Courses
Phase I Foundations (6 Units)
CodeTitleUnits
CRI-710Successful Online Learning Orientation1
CRI-708Curriculum Design: Theory and Practice3
CRI-725Essentials of Qualitative Assessment2
Phase II Core (6-9 Units)
CodeTitleUnits
CRI-704Conflict Management and Peacemaking in Schools3
CRI-707Historical Foundations of Curriculum3
CRI-709Using Technology in Differentiating Curriculum2
CRI-726Curriculum Mapping2
CRI-727Leadership: A Personal Perspective3
CRI-728ACurricular Leadership3
Phase III Option (choose One Focus Option)

Individualized Focus (9-11 Units)

An individualized area of expertise is created. The program is designed to develop in-depth expertise in an area of interest: administrative services, conflict resolution, education technology, math/science education, reading certificate, or school library & information technology. Depending on content face to face sessions may be required. The program director will create an individualized educational plan with each candidate.

Phase IV Capstone–integration (10 Units)
CodeTitleUnits
ED-779Values in School and Society3
EDRH-795Methods in Educational Research Design3
CRI-698Project/Thesis Proposal3
CRI-799Project/Thesis1