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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 Educational Technology

Angel Krause

Curriculum and Teaching 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

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 lll 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-728Curricular Leadership3
Phase IV Master of Arts Capstone (10 Units)
CodeTitleUnits
CRI-779/ED-779Values in School and Society3
CRI-771/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-728Curricular 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
CRI-779/ED-779Values in School and Society3
CRI-771/EDRH-795Methods in Educational Research Design3
CRI-798Project/Thesis Proposal3
CRI-799Project/Thesis1