Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

curriculum_banner.jpgSandy Buczynski
Associate Professor

Improving Instructional Practices and Curriculum Design

This course of study is the most flexible master's online option at the University of San Diego (USD). It allows you to choose your specialization courses from across the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), UDL (Universal Design for Learning) or the Literacy and Digital Learning offerings. With these courses, you will focus on the design, delivery, and assessment of lessons, units, and programs. The Master of Education online program teaches you to systematically examine both your own practices and leading edge national and international exemplars. If you are a transfer student to USD, this specialization may make the most sense for you.

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Course of Study

Earn this San Diego Masters Degree in Education by completing 10 courses (3-units each) for 30 units of coursework. Your Masters in Education online program consists of five foundation courses including a capstone action research project as well as five specialization courses. You may begin your study in any semester with any of the courses offered. The Capstone Seminar is the final course in the program and builds on knowledge gained in the research and specialization courses.

Core Courses (15 Units)

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EDUC 520 Social Justice and Educational Equity (3 unit core course)
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EDUC 521 Cognition and Learning (3 unit core course)
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EDUC 522 Educational Research Methodology (3 unit core course)
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EDUC 523 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research (3 unit core course)
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EDUC 550 Capstone Seminar (3 unit core course)

Specialization Courses (15 Units)

The Curriculum and Instruction specialization allows you to customize your curriculum by selecting from the complete menu of specialization courses. Each semester one course from each specialization will be scheduled.

STEAM Specialization Courses

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EDUC 507 Creativity and Innovation in STEAM (3 units)
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EDUC 508 Artistic Modeling and Representation in Science and Math Education (3 units)
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EDUC 509 Engineering Design in Math and Science Education (3 units)
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EDUC 527 Technology, Communication, and Curriculum (3 units)
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EDUC 528 STEAM and Special Student Populations (3 units)

 

UDL Specialization Courses

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EDUC 533 Designing Learning Environments For All (3 units)
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EDUC 538 Identifying and Responding To the Needs of Diverse Learners (3 units)
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EDUC 586 Teaching Students on the Autism Spectrum (3 units)
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EDUC 587 Co-Teaching: Collaborating in an Inclusive Environment (3 units)
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EDUC 588 Disability in Education Policy and Law (3 units)

 

Literacy and Digital Learning Specialization Courses

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EDUC 561 Critical Media Literacy in the Classroom (3 units)
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EDUC 562 Teaching Digital Readers (3 units)
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EDUC 563 Youth and Digital Media (3 units)
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EDUC 565 Collaboration and Critique: Teaching Digital Writers (3 units)
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EDUC 566 Participatory Learning (3 units)
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