Education M.A.: Concentration in Curriculum and Instruction

Master of Arts in Education – Concentration in Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for fully credentialed teachers who wish to enhance their leadership abilities by pursuing an M.A. in Education. This M.A. in Education option allows teachers to transfer in up to 6 units of graduate-level credit from another accredited institution of higher education.

Admission Requirements for the M.A./Preliminary Credential Program

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  1. Become a teacher-researcher to enhance teaching practice
  2. Link theory and research to inform instruction and assessment
  3. Demonstrate a knowledge base of educational issues relevant to student learning
  4. Plan curriculum that aligns methods of assessment with standards to inform instruction
  5. Use multiple sources of data to assess student learning
  6. Use theory and research to inform both formative and summative assessment
  7. Demonstrate a collaborative work ethic to improve professional practice
  8. Communicate clearly through appropriate methods and media, while monitoring, analyzing and adjusting for diverse settings and context
  9. Engage in reflective practice that balances data driven decision making and human dynamics
  10. Demonstrate a holistic approach to student learning that integrates faith and learning
  11. Embrace God’s calling to maximize personal teaching-leadership skills and to demonstrate the qualities of a constructive change agent in the educational community
M.A. Electives6
Up to six units of graduate education study transferred in from another institution or six units of graduate electives to be completed at Vanguard University. For more information, contact the Graduate Program in Education.
Curriculum and Instruction Concentration Courses
EDUG-540Cross-Cultural Studies for Educators3
EDUG-611Advanced Models of Teaching3
EDUG-612Theories of Learning and Teaching3
EDUG-614Curriculum Leadership and Collaboration3
EDUG-615Research Literature: Content Specific3
M.A. Core Requirements
EDUG-605Current Issues in Education2
EDUG-606Introduction to Educational Research4
EDUG-609Curriculum Design and Teaching2
EDUG-610Educational Assessment and Evaluation4
Total Units33