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Master of Arts in Education

Master of Arts in Education, option in Curriculum and Instruction

The 30-unit Master of Arts degree in Education with an option in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for teachers and other professionals who desire advanced study in curriculum, instruction, educational psychology, research design, and educational statistics. Although a majority of Curriculum and Instruction students are teachers, a teaching credential is not a requirement for admission. Please visit to learn more!

Our Graduates' Careers Include the Following:

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    Director of Research, Evaluation and Assessment for Fresno Unified School District
  • Dean of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the Madera Technical Exploration Center
  • Teacher on special assignment for mathematics
  • Literacy coach
  • High school department chair
  • Educational consultant
  • Education coordinator for a national corporation
  • Research associate for state and federal grants
  • Instructor of educational statistics
  • Fresno State instructor for credential and statistics courses
  • Lecturer in the Department of Public Health and a fire captain
  • Associate Program Director for UCSF-Fresno’s Pediatric Residency Program

A number of our graduates who are teachers have also chosen to remain in the classroom and use the knowledge they have gained in the program to enhance their instructional effectiveness. The program is a pathway to helping you meet your unique professional goals, whatever they may be!

In addition to taking 15 semester units of required coursework, students select 15 units of electives in an area of professional interest with the guidance of the program coordinator. For teachers, six units of recent post-baccalaureate credential coursework may be transferred into the program and counted as elective units. Recently-taken BTSA units may also be used as electives. Students will complete either a project or a thesis as a culminating experience. All degree coursework must be taken within a 5-year time frame.

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The Curriculum and Instruction graduate program offers unique opportunities for students to earn a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Technology (CASET) or a Certificate of Advanced Study in Research Methods (CASRM). Learn more by clicking the links below.

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Meet Our Faculty


For more information about the Curriculum and Instruction program, contact the Program Coordinator:

Dr. Carol Fry Bohlin 

Dr. Carol Fry Bohlin


Thuy Nguyen is the 2018 Recipient of Fresno State's Distinguished International Graduate Student Award! 

Thuy Nguyen standing in front of San Francisco bridge.