Master of Science 

Fall 2024 MS Curriculum & Instruction  Zoom Information Session will be held on Wednesday, April 17.  Please visit our calendar for RSVP and Zoom link.  

Program Introduction

Our online Master of Science degree programs are 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.  All of our programs are 100% online asynchronous.  We currently offer two programs:

M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction (100% online) Opens in new window

The Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction is a 5-semester program (no summer classes) which helps career classroom teachers prepare for curriculum and instructional leadership.  Students may elect to specialize in curriculum and instruction or follow the study plan for one of the following concentrations:

Social Justice - for educators interested in examining education and schooling with a focus on social justice. Candidates explore and learn to articulate stragegies to create equity and inclusion in their educational settings.

Early Childhood Education - for professionals interested in meeting the greater community and professional need for quality education during the critical early years of school.  

Math/Science Education - for professionals who want to deepend their understanding of mathematics and science curriculum and pedagogy.  Provides the opportunity to promote problem solving specifically throught the use of technology.


M.S. in Educational Technology  (100% online)Opens in new window

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:



Our application review process allows us to consider a variety of experiences, attributes and academic metrics.   Please review the following requirements for our program:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or GPA of 3.0 in last 60 units
  3. Successful completion of a teacher credential program or equivalent experience* 
  4. No entrance exam required (i.e. GRE, GMAT)

*If an applicant has not completed a credential program, the department will consider equivalent experience  in lieu of a credential.  To request an Equivalent Teaching Experience Petition, please email



All applications are submitted through CSU ApplyOpens in new window .


OTHER Program Options 

  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education (Spanish-English)


For more information on our programs, please email