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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 your school, district or institution. The program focuses on curriculum leadership and technology using a cohort-model approach designed for distance learners and those who enjoy interactive online learning. You will gain a strong foundation in curriculum leadership through engaging and challenging content. Each cohort is designed for a maximum of 15-20 students.

Highlights

  • Program design allows candidates to focus on one course at a time, complementing the needs of a full-time working professional
  • Flexible, field-based assignments to meet the needs of a variety of candidates
  • All candidates interact via synchronous virtual sessions in each course
  • Diversity among students and faculty broadens the understanding of education within multiple settings and global perspectives
  • Program design encourages a sense of community with professors and colleagues
  • The program culminates in an innovative project replacing the standard thesis

Career opportunities

Develop the skills and expertise to facilitate curricular change to meet the needs of today's learners. Expands possibilities for career growth and opportunities for advancement.

Program director

Jeanne Janzen
Jeanne Janzen, Ed.D.

Program Director for Curriculum and Instruction

Angel Krause
Angel Krause

Curriculum and Instruction Associate Program Director, Clear Credential Program Director

Admission requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Orientation interview with program director
  • Three Graduate Reference forms
  • Statement of intent
  • Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree
  • Letter of explanation if GPA is under 2.75

Course listing

Fully Online Option (30-31 Units)

Required Courses
Phase I Foundations (6 units)
CodeTitleUnits
CRI 707Historical Foundations of Curriculum3
CRI 708Curriculum Design: Theory & Practice3
Phase II Core/Content Focus (15 Units)
CodeTitleUnits
CRI 704Conflict Management and Peacemaking in Schools3
CRI 724Using Technology to Differentiate Curriculum3
CRI 727Leadership: A Personal Perspective3
CRI 728Curricular Leadership3
CRI 732Performance Assessment: Design, Implementation and Analysis3
Phase III Master of Arts Capstone (9-10 Units)

Candidates may choose from two pathways: innovative project or thesis.

CodeTitleUnits
ED 779Values in School and Society3
Innovative Project Pathway
CodeTitleUnits
CRI 795Innovative Project-Methods and Proposal3
CRI 796Innovative Project-Implementation and Analysis3
Thesis Pathway
CodeTitleUnits
EDRH 794Thesis Introduction and Literature Review3
EDRH 795Research Methods in Education3
EDRH 796Thesis Completion1

Fully Online Or Blended Individualized Strand (minimum 30 Units)

Required Courses
Phase I Foundations (6 Units)
CodeTitleUnits
CRI 707Historical Foundations of Curriculum3
CRI 708Curriculum Design: Theory & Practice3
Phase II Core (Choose minimum of 6 Units)
CodeTitleUnits
CRI 704Conflict Management and Peacemaking in Schools3
CRI 724Using Technology to Differentiate Curriculum3
CRI 727Leadership: A Personal Perspective3
CRI 728Curricular Leadership3
CRI 732Performance Assessment: Design, Implementation and Analysis3
Phase III Individualized Focus

Choose one focus option

Individualized Focus (minimum 9 Units)

Minimum of 9 units completed in a single program focus. Online options include: educational technology or school library & information technology. Face to face focus areas include: administrative services, math/science education, or reading certificate

Phase Iv Master Of Arts Capstone (9-10 Units)

Candidates may choose from two pathways: innovative project or thesis.

CodeTitleUnits
ED 779Values in School and Society3
Innovative Project Pathway
CodeTitleUnits
CRI 795Innovative Project-Methods and Proposal3
CRI 796Innovative Project-Implementation and Analysis3
Thesis Pathway
CodeTitleUnits
EDRH 794Thesis Introduction and Literature Review3
EDRH 795Research Methods in Education3
EDRH 796Thesis Completion1