Cal Poly Master's Degree Programs

Curriculum & Instruction

MA Curriculum & Instruction

The M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed to support school-based educators in developing advanced knowledge and skills with research-based practices necessary to promote PK-16 students' development of the multiple literacies needed to meet the demands of the 21st century. The program emphasizes the creation of a professional learning community with a common goal of advancing teaching practice to foster student learning. A culminating action research project involving the study of a problem of teaching practice is required. Hybrid and online course delivery are offered to accommodate the schedule of working professionals. Admission requires a teaching credential (by start of program) OR two years of PK-16 teaching experience along with access to an educational setting for conducting action research.

Cal Poly student teacher working with students in a 7th grade math class

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