Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching degree offered by Fresno Pacific University is an accelerated program intended for instructors and educators who wish to grow professionally through learning more about curriculum design, among other competencies. This program focuses on curriculum leadership and technology and uses the cohort model approach to education. By the end of this program, a student should have developed the skills and expertise needed to facilitate curricular change in order to meet the needs of contemporary and future students.

The curriculum and teaching program aims to equip its students with skills and knowledge relating to education, curriculum, and teaching needed for advancement in their careers after graduation. By the end of this program, a student should have a firm understanding of advanced competencies relating to teaching and curriculum design and development. Students should learn to understand personal and professional responsibility in regards to diversity, development, collaborative inquiry, and global perspectives.

This program teaches students to conduct research and scholarly inquiry that demonstrates a holistic view of curriculum in regards to today’s education issues and trends and to be able to demonstrate leadership that is able to foster change, convey moral purpose, build relationship, and to create and to share knowledge. Students may also be able to demonstrate competencies in the subject of education and human learning, which includes be able to design, implement, and evaluate curricula that are aligned to content standards that stimulate student inquiry and effectively differentiates for diverse students.

Students must complete 32 credit hours of courses in order to graduate. These courses are split up into four phases of courses. The first phase is called Foundations, and the second and third phases focus on Core and Contend Focus. The final phase is the Master of Arts Capstone.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    School Overview

    Fresno Pacific University, with Christian affiliations, is a private not-for-profit, four-year institution of higher education, located in the city of Fresno, California. The idea for what would eventually become Fresno Pacific University was formed in 1941 by the Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. In 1944, the Pacific Bible Institute opened its doors in Fresno, California. By 2005, Fresno Pacific had expanded to include regional campus centers in Bakersfield, North Fresno, and Visalia. The mission of Fresno Pacific University is "Fresno Pacific University develops students for leadership and service through excellence in Christian higher education." Fresno Pacific describes itself as Anabaptist, evangelical, and ecumenical.

    Fresno Pacific offers undergraduate programs, degree completion programs, graduate programs, and online degrees and courses. Fresno Pacific also offers professional development programs. The online offerings from Fresno Pacific include: Adult Degree completion, credentials (like Teacher Librarian Services), Master’s degrees, and continuing education courses.

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