Master in Basic Education Teaching

Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment

This program examines the theory, practice, and current research in pedagogy, curriculum development, psychology of learning, and assessment and evaluation. Students learn to explore educational materials, resources, and media to enhance student learning. Numerous opportunities for further specialization in teaching methodologies in their respective subject areas are provided. For the thesis option, students are prepared to conduct scholarly research that will address relevant issues in their own school setting.  The students are given the opportunity to link theory and research with current practice as they engage in fieldwork in a basic education setting.


Required Subjects (9 Units)

  • EDUC 201 Foundations of Education
  • EDUC 292 Methods and Materials of Research
  • EDUC 293 Statistics for Teachers

Field of Concentration Subjects (15 Units)

  • EDUC 232 Psychology of Learning and Teaching 
  • EDUC 241 Modern Trends and Directions in Curriculum and Teaching
  • EDUC 245 Assessment and Evaluation of Learning
  • EDUC 251 Media and Technology Application
  • EDUC ## Content and Teaching Strategies in a Specific Subject Area (any graduate-level subject listed by GBSEALD and with the approval of the Academic Adviser)

Electives (9 Units)

  • Any three graduate level subjects offered by the GBSEALD and/or other graduate departments with the approval of the Academic Adviser.

Comprehensive Examinations (6 Units)

  • EDUC 296 Comprehensive Examinations

Integrating Paper (6 Units)

  • EDUC 298 Integrating Paper

The integrating paper is an application of theories and concepts learned in the coursework on pedagogy, research and actual practice.  The integrating paper maybe any of the following: a module, an expository essay, a curriculum design, a professional portfolio, and an action research