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Master of Arts in Education

The goal of this degree program is to build the capacity of educators to promote social justice in the context of their schools and communities through improved teaching practice, curriculum development and assessment, program planning and school-based research.

The Master of Arts in Education program offers students the option of pursuing one of two emphases: curriculum and instruction or disciplinary studies. Students who want the concentration in curriculum and instruction enroll in four courses designed to enhance their skills in curriculum development and assessment. Students who want the concentration in disciplinary studies enroll in four graduate courses within the relevant discipline to deepen their knowledge and skill in one subject area: art, business, English or music.

See the NDNU General Catalog for program requirements and course descriptions.

Distinctions

  • The Master of Arts in Education program is characterized by the reflexive integration of theory and educational practice
  • The core coursework builds the capacity of educators to promote social justice in the context of their schools and communities through improved teaching practice and assessment, program planning and action research
  • The program culminates with a school-based thesis project that integrates research, practice and personal reflection

Admission Requirements

NDNU admits students throughout the year for fall, spring and summer semesters. Please visit Admissions for complete admission requirements.

Contact

Graduate Admissions
650-508-3600
grad.admit@ndnu.edu

Dr. Kim Tolley
Program Director
650-508-3464
ktolley@ndnu.edu