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Education (with a Concentration in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction and an Emphasis in Professional Inquiry and Practice), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #837 (BCR) , CA,
The program helps career classroom teachers prepare for curriculum and instructional leadership in one or more of the following areas: elementary classroom teaching; technology in education; meeting the needs of diverse learners; early childhood education; math/science education; professional inquiry; and staff development in public and private schools.


The College provides educators, leaders and professionals in various learning environments with the ability to apply critical and informed thinking to professional practice and problem-solving and to use these skills and attributes to become change agents in their schools, communities and other work places. The College prepares students to become active and critical thinkers in order to meet academic requirements related to university learning.The College of Education is organized into the following departments: Educational Leadership, Elementary and Bilingual Education, Literacy and Reading Education, Secondary Education and Special Education. In addition, there is an Instructional Design and Technology program for graduate students, and a Doctor of Education program.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • The Study of Teaching 
  • Reading/Language Arts in the Early Childhood Curriculum 
  • Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Second Languages 
  • Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Integrated Language Arts 
  • Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Mathematics 
  • Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Science 
  • Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Social Studies 
  • Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Reading in the Language Arts Program
  • Curriculum Theory and Development 
  • Elementary Graduate Seminar: Critical Arts Education with/in Urban Communities
  • Social Studies, Science and Math in Early Childhood Education 
  • Assessment Across the Curriculum 
  • Family, Community and Professional Partnership 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    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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    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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    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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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or GPA of 3.0 in last 60 units.
  • Successful completion of a teacher credential program. For information about obtaining a teaching credential, view our  credentials information.
  • If an applicant has not completed a credential program, the department will consider equivalent experience in lieu of a credential. If you feel you have equivalent experience, please complete and submit the verification form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7968 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7968 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7968 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7968 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7176 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Fullerton

  • 1100 - 1600 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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