Education - Curriculum and Instruction (LACES), M.A. | San José State University | San Jose, United States
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Education - Curriculum and Instruction (LACES)

12 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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The Education - Curriculum and Instruction (LACES) MA program from San José State University fits you if you are interested in building a more just and equitable society, are concerned about the academic underachievement of English language learners or you are looking for a stimulating and challenging MA experience.


The Education - Curriculum and Instruction (LACES) MA program from San José State University aims to develop professional educators whose literacy expertise prepares them to lead and teach in culturally, socioeconomically, and linguistically diverse communities.

Graduates with from San José State University will be able to:

  • Understand foundational and theoretical literature related to education in a specific content area (e.g., literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, etc.).
  • Understand how to critically examine and evaluate methods of instruction including those used with struggling K- 12 learners and non-native speakers of English.
  • Use on-going assessment data to teach students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Discuss and critique different perspectives of curriculum and explore how these perspectives relate to K-12 classrooms and schooling.
  • Discuss and identify the important aspects of history, language, and culture undergirding assumptions, values, and beliefs of competing perspectives in education.
  • Review and critique theoretical and research literature in one’s field of interest.
  • Design and implement a study to address a question in one’s field of interest that supports a defensible conclusion and considers relevant implications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Becoming a Reader at Any Age 
  • Developing Academic Language for Reading Across the Curriculum 
  • Leadership, Politics and Literacy Program Evaluation 
  • Learning in a High Tech Environment 
  • Ongoing Assessment in Your Classroom 
  • Research on Literacy Across the Curriculum for an Equitable Society 
  • Writing Across Cultures and the Curriculum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a country outside of the U.S. 
  • A 3.0 institutional GPA (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed, or a 3.0 GPA in the last two years of full time study
  • Good academic standing at the last institution attended
  • English Language Proficiency Exam
  • International Coursework and Degrees
  • Submit U.S./Canada Transcripts
  • Submit Test Scores
  • Submit Declaration of Finance Form
  • Submit Bank Letter or Bank Statement
  • Submit Copy of Current Passport
  • Submit Copy of Current Visa

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • Non-CA Resident tuition includes an additional $396 per unit.

Living costs for San Jose

1740 - 3150 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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