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Education - Curriculum and Instruction Option, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CA,
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About

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Programme Structure

  • Effective Communication in Education
  • Foundations of Education
  • Introduction to Educational Research
  • School Curriculum
  • Advanced Teaching Methodology
  • Educational Assessment in K-12 Schools
  • Differentiated Curriculum and InstructionCreativity, Thinking and Problem Solving
  • History of Education in the United States
  • Contemporary Issues in Social Studies
  • Content Standards in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • Academic Language Development Strategies K-12
  • Assessment and Intervention in PreK-12 Literacy
  • Policy, Governance and Legal Aspects of Education
  • History of Education in the United States
  • Science/Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Social Studies and the Arts Curriculum Pedagogy
  • Social Studies and the Arts (Primary Language) Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Language Interaction in the Classroom
  • Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • Art Education: Methods and Materials
  • Teaching Music in Secondary Schools
  • Comprehensive Evaluation in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Comprehensive Examination

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    46 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Have completed a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association, or shall have completed equivalent academic preparation as determined by appropriate campus authorities;
  • Be in good academic standing at the last college or university attended;
  • Have earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 on the last degree completed by the candidate or have attained a grade point average of at least 3.0 (A=4.0) in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted; and
  • Satisfactorily meet the professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards for graduate study, including qualifying examinations, as appropriate campus 
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      290 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 290 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      290 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 290 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for San Bernardino

    • 1000 - 1800 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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