Master of Science 


Program Introduction

Our Master of Science in Education degree is designed to help educators upgrade their skills, become informed about new ideas in preschool through grade 8 teaching, advance just, equitable and inclusive education as leaders in schools, school districts, and other organizations.  We currently offer two programs:

M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction 

The Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction helps career classroom teachers prepare for curriculum and instructional leadership in one or more of the following areas: elementary classroom teaching; social justice for meeting the strengths and needs of diverse learners; early childhood education; math/science education. Students may follow the study plan for a concentration, or elect to specialize in curriculum and instruction.   Optional concentrations in Social JusticeOpens in new window , Early Childhood EducationOpens in new window , or Math and ScienceOpens in new window .  Contact:

M.S. in Educational Technology  

Through a cohort model, teachers in the program engage in small learning communities that encourage collaboration, problem-solving, and the development of knowledge and skills to prepare them for technology leadership responsibilities. The program focuses on core concepts of equity, educational technology integration, distance education, instructional design, the 4 Cs (critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration) and technology professional development.   For more information about this program, visit the Educational Technology webpage. Contact:



Please review the following requirements for our program:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or GPA of 3.0 in last 60 units.

    The application review process allows us to consider experiences, attributes and other academic metrics as well as the value an applicant would contribute to learning and teaching. If you do not currently meet the minimum GPA requirements, we still encourage you to submit an application.

  • Successful completion of a teacher credential program. For information about obtaining a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, view our   credentials information.
  • If an applicant has not completed a credential program, the department will consider equivalent experience in lieu of a credential. If you feel you have equivalent experience, please email to request an equivalent teaching experience form.
  • No GRE required

OTHER Program Options 

  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education (Spanish-English)


For more information on our programs, please email