Dr. Susan Neufeld 
Coordinator, MA Curriculum and Instruction
DBH 327 - (209) 664-6719

Department of Advanced Studies
DBH 348 - (209) 667-3364

Your degree, Master (Ed.)

So you want to do more? A master’s degree in education is the best way to further your career as an educator. Many teachers use Stanislaus State’ Master of Arts in Education program as an opportunity to become more involved in the learning process of their future institutions. Some obtain the degree so they can later teach teachers. Others want a future in school administration.

The Department of Advanced Studies offers a Master of Arts degree in Education with an emphasis in the following Curriculum and Instruction areas: Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Multilingual Education, Reading, and Secondary Education.

For current teachers in the field, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction will strengthen your skills and provide practical training and knowledge that can be applied in your own classroom.  Each of the areas of concentration offer a variety of classes from which to select, customizing your learning to best meet your needs. The research-based program explores a variety of teaching methods. Areas of study include literature-based instruction, research and trends, multicultural education,  reading assessment and evaluation as well as introducing a myriad of teaching strategies.  The classes are designed to meld theory and practice that allow for successful application in the field.

The program is designed for working professionals; with classes scheduled in the late afternoon and evening, you can hold down a full-time job while earning your degree. Set your own pace: complete the program in two to seven years.

Application to the graduate program is a two step process:  apply to the university Graduate school at and complete the one page C & I checklist and application to further identify the specific program.

For the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction programs, students must have a baccalaureate degree to apply for admission to the Stanislaus State Graduate School with Postbaccalaureate Standing and a valid California teaching credential, in either Multiple or Single Subjects.

Additional information can be obtain from the Graduate School webpage.

Updated: July 06, 2023