Master of Arts Degree in Education: Curriculum & Instruction

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The Department of Elementary Education offers a Master of Arts degree in Education, with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction. The program is designed to develop and strengthen the candidate's professional preparation and expertise, prepare the candidate to assume leadership positions in the profession, and encourage continuing intellectual and practical inquiry. We have the following two program options:

  • Literacy Across the Curriculum for an Equitable Society (LACES), MA program - The LACES emphasis program offers a dynamic experience for K-8 teachers interested in advocacy for social justice and equitable literacy learning and teaching in urban schools. The program also incorporates requirements for both the Reading Certificate and the Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential. The Reading Certificate and Reading Language Arts Specialist Credential may be completed without the MA degree, however, a pre-requisite teaching credential is required. NOW ACCEPTING FALL 2015 APPLICATIONS!

  • Critical Research Academy (CRA), joint Multiple Subject Credential/MA program - The CRA emphasis program offers a dynamic experience for candidates who are interested in K-8 education for social justice, development of cultural literacy, education to promote democracy, and pedagogy for teaching in urban schools. The program incorporates requirements for both the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and the Master of Arts in Education.  Fall Admission only.  NOW ACCEPTING FALL 2015 APPLICATIONS!

Please note the application processes for CRA and LACES are different.