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

California State University Fullerton

24 months
7176 USD/year
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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.

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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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
58 (required)

Other requirements

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

  • In-State

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3588 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • Non-Resident Tuition Fee - $396.00


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Education (with a Concentration in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction and an Emphasis in Professional Inquiry and Practice)
California State University Fullerton