Brandman University

16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618

Program Details

Experienced K-12 teachers seeking to advance their skills as professionals and as scholarly practitioners may participate in Brandman University’s Master of Arts in Education (MAE) degree program with the concentration in Curriculum and Instruction. The innovative Masters degree program is available to busy practicing teacher through both online and on campus courses, allowing for the degree curriculum to be satisfied while student teachers remain in current positions or home states.

The 30 credit MAE is comprised of 6 courses, 18 credits, in core Masters courses covering concepts of: Research and Evaluation Methods, Democracy, Education and Social Change, Learning Theory, Comparative Education, Social Foundations of Education and Curriculum Studies. The remaining 12 credits include courses delving into the curriculum and instruction concentration, introducing student teachers to topics of: Differentiated Instruction in Multicultural and Multi-Ability Classrooms, Assessing Student Learning, Contemporary Issues and Trends in Curriculum and the students choice of a selected set of interdisciplinary electives in a topic of personal interest.

Graduate students will culminate the MAE degree program with the cognitive demonstration of learned curriculum and instruction skills. The program should enhance a student teacher focus on the dynamic development of effective curricula, while also facilitating various methods of instruction to best fit learners of differing ages, backgrounds and ability levels. Successful students may also use the MAE degree designation to prepare for the pursuit of a Doctorate degree and the advancement into leadership roles in many educational institutes.

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    Candidates must have a current teaching credential or must take EDUU 515-Teaching the Adult Learner, before beginning any coursework in the MAE, Curriculum and Instruction.

    Candidates may take EDUU 515 concurrently with EDUU 600.

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    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

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