Master’s Degree Options

Spring 2018: Contact Advisers for more information

MASTERS IN EDUCATION:  If interested in being part of our 100% online Curriculum and Instruction emphasis in Early Childhood Education cohort, please contact Heather Terry at   

MULTIPLE SUBJECT CREDENTIAL or COMBINED MASTERS/MULTIPLE SUBJECT CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS:  Have you attended the mandatory in-person credential program overview?

WE WILL BEGIN ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS ON OCTOBER 1ST, 2016 FOR the following programs to begin in FALL 2017!

Educational Technology (Back to Top)
The Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education at California State University, Fullerton offers a graduate program of study that leads to the Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Educational Technology. This program is designed to help meet the demand for individuals with advanced training in integrating innovative technologies into curriculum and instructional multimedia development. To learn more click HERE. (100% Online Program – Sample Course Schedule).

Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: 21st Century and Learning focus (Back to Top)
The Common Core State Standards suggest that teachers need to increase their knowledge and understanding of a new set of competencies that includes “21st century skills”. The program strives to incorporate these competencies. 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 that will help prepare teachers for leadership roles. The program focuses on core concepts of equity, educational technology integration, and the 4 Cs (critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration) to prepare transitional kindergarten (TK) through 12th grade teachers to foster and use a student-centered approach to better meet the needs of all their students. (100% Online Program –Tentative Class Schedule)

Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: Emphasis in Diversity (Focus on Education for Social Justice) (Back to Top)
The newly revised emphasis is designed to meet the needs of educators working in today’s highly culturally and linguistically diverse schools and communities. This program examines education and schooling with a focus on social justice, addressing a broad range of socio-cultural dimensions and historical and current contexts. Candidates explore and articulate interdisciplinary strategies to create educational equity and inclusion in their educational settings, particularly with regard to ethnicity/race, class, gender, (dis)ability, sexual orientation, language, nationality, and migration status of our students, families, teachers and communities.  Contact for information about our 100% online and hybrid cohorts.

For more information on the following programs, Please contact Heather Terry.

Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: Emphasis in Math and Science (Back to Top)
The Math and Science emphasis was designed in response to the urgent nationwide call for excellence in mathematics and science teaching at all levels, including pre-K through grade 8. The emphasis enriches and deepens teachers’ understanding of mathematics and science curriculum and pedagogy, provides the opportunity to promote problem solving specifically through the use of technology, and prepares teachers for leadership roles in their schools and districts in math and science.

Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: Emphasis in Early Childhood Education (Back to Top)
This emphasis is designed to meet the greater community and professional need for quality education during the critical early years of school. The educational demand for sound planning and instruction in preschool, kindergarten, and the primary grades has increased the need for effective specialists in Early Childhood Education.

Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: Emphasis in Professional Inquiry and Practice (Back to Top)
This PIP emphasis is designed to help career classroom teachers become informed about appropriate curriculum and instruction for public school students in the state of California. This emphasis serves the candidates who are striving for greater professionalism in education by developing reflective and analytical thinking and initiating cycles of goal setting, professional practice, and reflection. This base of skills and knowledge will support their growing involvement in school reform, including systemic reforms, thus improving student learning and serving the community as well.

Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: Emphasis in Staff Development (Back to Top)
This program is designed to enable educators to assume leadership roles in staff development in school districts. The sequence of courses is also designed to help mentor and master teachers and potential mentor teachers to understand contemporary trends and research findings in elementary curriculum and instruction.

Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: Emphasis in Technology in Education (Back to Top)
This emphasis has been designed to provide elementary school teachers with a broad understanding of the applications of microcomputers in the elementary classroom. Competencies will enable participants to become computer curriculum specialists who will guide the integration of computers into the elementary school curriculum, their uses in instruction, and their applications in instructionally-related activities.

Bilingual/Bicultural Education (Spanish-English) (Back to Top)
This program is designed to develop qualified bilingual/bicultural instructors who can work as classroom or resource teachers and teacher trainers. It will help individuals teach others how to provide experiences in the cultural heritage of the target population and develop specific teaching techniques and methods in teaching reading and English as a second language (ESL). The program will also help individuals to interpret and implement research related to bilingual, bicultural children. Individuals will become skilled in their abilities to diagnose learning problems for such students and to develop and implement sound educational strategies.

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