The Master of Arts in Education, designed for educational professionals and leaders, provides advanced preparation in the study of research issues confronting educators and schooling systems. There are two emphases-- Curriculum and Instruction and Disability Studies-- created for specific populations of professionals seeking to apply their graduate learning towards their career goals. The Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) Emphasis is intended for educators who are seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in curriculum, teaching and learning, educational research, and assessment to promote student learning. The Disability Studies (DS) Emphasis prepares teachers and professionals for leadership roles in the field of special education and disabilities. Completion of this degree prepares graduates to further expand their knowledge of individuals with disabilities of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. It equips practitioners with the knowledge of best practice and policies for working with students with disabilities and their families.

M.A. in Education Emphasis

Students will choose a 12-unit emphasis in either Curriculum & Instruction or Disability Studies