Important Dates

  FALL 2018 (Fall Entry)
Cal State Apply Application April 1, 2018
C&I Supplemental Materials April 1, 2018
C&I Admissions Interview Event TBD

Specialization in Curriculum & Instruction in the Master of Arts in Education Program

The School of Education is taking applications for the Curriculum and Instruction Program in our master’s degree in education. This program is designed to support school-based educators in developing advanced knowledge and skill with research-based practices necessary to promote K- 12 students’ development of the multiple literacies needed to meet the demands of the 21st century. A program emphasis is to create a professional learning community of the school- and university-based members of the program, with a common goal of advancing teaching practice to foster student learning of the ambitious outcomes represented in California’s academic standards: CCSS-ELA, CCSS-Math, CA-NGSS.


Program Features 

  • 4 quarters of coursework, and
  • 1 quarter for completing a culminating action research project involving the study of a problem of teaching practice;
  • hybrid course delivery to accommodate the schedule of working professionals;
  • paths for elementary and secondary educators;
  • program faculty with expertise in elementary or secondary classroom instruction with diverse students.

Admission Requirements

  • a Clear Credential and two years of teaching experience (or the equivalent);
  • access to a school site for conducting action research.


Program Coordinator:

Dr. Tanya Flushman
Phone: 805.756.5537
Office: Building 02 Room 133

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