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Catalog 2020-2021 
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Education, M.A.

The Master of Arts in Education prepares strong education professionals to have an informed understanding of complex learning; the knowledge and skills to promote such learning; and the disposition to advocate effectively for the learning, living and growth of students, especially those who bring cultural, linguistic and other diversity to schools. The program coursework challenges educators to analyze and improve their instructional practice to better serve students with diverse ethnic and linguistic backgrounds, as well as students with special needs.

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Students must select one of the following emphases and complete the requirements.

Curriculum & Instruction 

Special Education  

Preliminary Teacher Credential  

Education Administration  

Learning Outcomes

LO 1 Research

Evaluate, design, and implement ethical educational research to bring change and promote meaningful outcomes for schools and communities.

LO 2 Advanced Learning Theory

Analyze and apply advanced learning theory in education. Evaluate and apply critical research to effectively implement evidence-based practices for diverse learners.

LO 3 Advanced Instruction, Assessment, & Curriculum

Evaluate and apply critical research and ethical practices on culturally sustaining pedagogical, assessment, and curricular approaches to effectively implement evidence-based practices and promote social justice.

LO 4 Leadership

Analyze, evaluate, and apply current research and professional and legal guidelines to leadership models, concepts, and theory in educational organizations to lead effectively and equitably.