Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction
Enhance your teaching effectiveness and knowledge of curriculum development, particularly in California’s diverse education environment.
• 36 units
• 4 required core graduate courses(12 units, offered in Redlands)
• 4 courses with either a Language and Culture focus (offered in Redlands) or a Spatial Literacy focus
(offered online, 12 units)
• 12 elective and transfer units
• Depending upon transfer credits, the degree may be completed in as few as 15 months.
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Core Courses (12 units, offered in Redlands)
1. EDUC 602 Pluralism in Education (3)
2. EDUC 603 Inquiry I: Introduction to Quantitative Research (3)
3. EDUC 604 Inquiry II: Introduction to Qualitative Research (3)
4. EDUC 637 Master’s Seminar (3)
Language and Culture Option (12 units, offered in Redlands)
Explore how language and culture impact learning in all students, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse urban settings.
1. EDUC 645 Introduction to Linguistics for Educators (3)
2. EDUC 646 Diversity and Inclusion (3)
3. EDUC 647 Perspectives in Second Language Acquisition (3)
4. EDUC 649 Teaching English Language Learners (3)
Spatial Literacy Option (12 units, offered online)
Spatial literacy is using maps, mapping and spatial perspectives to address ideas, situations and challenges in daily life, society and the world around us. The ability to visualize, analyze and interpret spatial and geographic information is fundamental to content understanding and problem solving.
You will learn to apply spatial concepts to the existing curriculum in all subject areas, sometimes using virtual globes, geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS), and other tools that facilitate other forms of spatial thinking.
1. EDUC 616 – Foundations of Spatial Thinking (3)
2. EDUC 617- Mapping/GIS as Instructional Tools (3)
3. EDUC 618 - Cultivating Spatial Literacy in Today’s World (3)
4. EDUC 619 - Assessment & Evaluation of Spatial Literacy Programs (3)
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Elective and Transfer Courses (12 units, offered in Redlands)
The remaining 12 units of the degree program may be met entirely or in part by transfer credit.
No courses that have been completed more than six years before the anticipated date of graduation shall be counted toward a graduate degree and cannot be transferred without written approval from the Program Chair.
The units can be satisfied in one of the following three ways:
1. Candidates who complete their teaching credential in the post-Baccalaureate program at the University of Redlands may transfer in 12 units from that program.
2. Candidates who completed their teaching credentials elsewhere may transfer up to 6 units. The Program Chair reviews the candidate’s transcripts and catalog descriptions of courses to determine if the units can be applied to the master’s degree. The remaining six units are taken as electives.
3. Candidates who cannot transfer in any coursework or who wish to individualize a program of study must meet with the Program Chair to determine electives that satisfy program requirements. Written approval from the Program Chair is necessary for registration.