Focuses on language and culture and utilizes theory to inform educationally just practices and create confident and competent teachers.
Designed to enhance your teaching effectiveness and knowledge of curriculum development, the Curriculum & Instruction program is completed in 15 to 24 months, depending on transferred credits.
Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction is designed to enhance your teaching effectiveness and knowledge of curriculum development, the Curriculum and Instruction program is completed in 15 to 24 months, depending on transferred credits.
The Curriculum and Instruction Language and Culture program consists of 36 credits and is designed for classroom teachers and education professionals who want to enhance their teaching effectiveness in connection with language and culture. In addition to the core and required courses, students choose five elective courses in consultation with their advisor to complete the 36 required credits.
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 credits 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 credits from that program, not including student teaching.
2. Candidates who completed their teaching credentials elsewhere may transfer up to 6 credits. 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.
Graduates will be able to:
1) Summarize and critique historical and contemporary perspectives regarding cultural diversity by synthesizing core elements with reasonable facility in written work, class presentations, and methodological teaching approaches;
2) Analyze and explain the impact of cultural and cross-cultural variables on communication styles, learning and educational outcomes by designing effective curricular approaches facilitating successful learning for a diverse range of students;
3) Describe and interpret the impact of phonology, syntax and semantics on English Language Learners' language development and production by completing in-class and field-based study of linguistic practices of varied learners with relative comprehensiveness;
4) Design and conduct theoretically grounded qualitative and quantitative research and assessments as well as report and interpret results by judiciously locating and synthesizing an appropriate range of scholarly literature and implementing a research investigation that sets forth an argument with due consideration for a theoretical framework and research data.
5) Design, implement and assess culturally responsive practices and educational environments to improve learning for all students by comprehensively reviewing recommended resources and structuring a standards-sensitive curricular framework that can be implemented for a diverse range of students;
6) Demonstrate evidence-based ethical decision-making aligned with goals of educational justice by effectively augmenting curricular planning and pragmatics with respect to the diverse needs of student populations.