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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, Elementary Curriculum and Instruction Concentration, M.A.

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(Major Code: 08021) (SIMS Code: 331946)

No new students are being admitted to this program until further notice.

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School of Teacher Education

The Master of Arts degree in education with a concentration in elementary curriculum and instruction is designed to increase professional competence in the form of more breadth, depth, and technical skill in curriculum and instruction, either generally or in selected areas of specialization.

The program of study must include at least 15 units of 600- and 700-level courses.

The Master of Arts degree in Education with a concentration in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction is also offered at SDSU Imperial Valley.


A basic background in education (minimum of 12 units), preferably holds a credential from California or certified to teach in another state. Coursework to include curriculum and methods, growth and development, educational psychology, and history and philosophy of education. The School of Teacher Education will consider a letter of petition from individuals without professional units or a California teaching credential with equivalent experience related to the field of education.

Required Course

Core Program (15 Units)

The core is composed of courses in education and related fields, selected with the approval of the adviser on the basis of the student’s interests, professional needs and goals. The core program will include:

Electives (6-9 Units)

Electives (6-9 units) selected with the approval of the adviser.

Special Study and Research (3-6 Units)

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