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Secondary Curriculum and Instruction

California State University Northridge

12 months
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14016 USD/year
14016 USD/year
8472 USD/year
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The Secondary Curriculum and Instruction program at California State University Northridge is designed to prepare secondary-level teachers of any subject to become more effective teachers, in addition to advancement to mentor teaching, supervision of student teachers, positions as curriculum-development specialists, department chairs and/or doctoral study.

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Overview

School districts frequently award salary increases to teachers holding master’s degrees, and master’s degrees are usually required for part-time teaching at the community college or university level. The program is designed to follow immediately CSUN’s Preliminary Single-Subject Credential Program, but it can also be taken as a stand-alone by teachers who want a broader or more individually tailored program than the department’s other M.A. programs.

During the Secondary Curriculum and Instruction program at California State University Northridge, students:

  • Examine current national and discipline-based educational issues, in particular those related to secondary-level curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
  • Evaluate and apply theory and best practices related to curriculum, instruction and assessment in secondary classrooms.
  • Broaden their pedagogical repertoires.
  • Learn to develop a classroom research project and write a proposal.
  • Form professional ties with other secondary educators and faculty.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students critically examine their own content area knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge. Students critically examine best curriculum, instruction and assessment practices to improve their diverse students’ learning.
  • Students read, evaluate and synthesize theory and research related to curriculum, instruction and assessment. Students apply education research findings to their own curriculum, instruction and assessment practices in diverse classroom and school settings.
  • Students identify a problem related to curriculum, instruction or assessment; review relevant literature; design a research study to investigate the problem; and present the study design orally and in writing.
  • Students analyze current, general educational issues and employ research literature to clarify, explore and defend a variety of viewpoints concerning these issues and how they impact schools. Students analyze current issues related to curriculum, instruction and assessment and employ research literature to clarify, explore and defend a variety of viewpoints concerning these issues and how they impact schools.
  • Students demonstrate an understanding of educational leadership and apply that understanding in practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research in Secondary Education
  • Educational Issues and Implications for Public Schools
  • Curriculum in Theory and Practice
  • Assessment in Theory and Practice
  • The Multiple Roles of Secondary Educators
  • Computers in Instruction

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.5
GRE admission requirements GRE®
3 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Employment or experience as a teacher (desirable).
  • Teaching credential (may be waived for private school teachers or college instructors).
  • Submission of a completed department application.
  • Submission of a completed application to CSUN via Cal State Apply.
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5.

Tuition Fee

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    14016 USD/year
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  • National

    14016 USD/year
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  • In-State

    8472 USD/year
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Yearly tuition fee for seven or more units per semester.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
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