Find out more about California State University-Fullerton

Receive more information about

M.S. in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction

Program Details

California State University in Fullerton offers an innovative online degree program, which is designed to satisfy a busy professional student’s need for higher education while staying committed to current careers, community involvement or family. The Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction can be completed entirely through a virtual classroom, allowing students the flexibility to earn a degree to pursue advanced career opportunities. 

Many state teaching licensing agencies recommend that practicing teachers supplement already learned foundations with new and changing essential teaching methods. The MS in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction can satisfy the needs of current teacher’s aspirations. The program is comprised of core courses, strategically chosen to fulfill prerequisites, in addition to the student’s option of specializing in a particular area of elementary education. Students can follow concentration paths for one of six areas including: Diversity, Early Childhood Education, Math and Science, Technology in Education, Professional Inquiry and Practice (PIP) and Staff Development/Mentor Teacher. 

The program fosters a guideline of the ‘four C’s’; critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration. Using the ‘four C’s’, student teachers will be able to maximize the learned courses when applying new methods of teaching in the K-12 educational environment. Graduate students may use the MS degree for advancement in current teaching roles or when seeking to expand into a new field within the education system.


  • Four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • 3.0 GPA for last 60 units
  • Teaching credential (preliminary or clear) or equivalent experience

Accreditation & Licensing

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

NCATE accredited