The M.S. in Education offers candidates the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in a diverse range of specialties representing dynamic areas in the field of education. Candidates supplement core courses with specialized coursework in their chosen area of interest. For most specializations below, candidates may use previously taken credential courses from our credential program to meet some of the degree requirements.

Specializations include:

This specialization provides candidates the opportunity to supplement and enhance their teaching proficiency. Candidates concurrently working toward their credentials may apply relevant specialization courses toward this master's degree. 

International Education 
One of the only programs of its kind in the region, CBU's new M.S. in Education with a Specialization in International Education prepares students for the rewards, opportunities and experiences of teaching in a wide range of educational settings overseas. For students who may not already have a teaching credential, the program offers the flexibility to work toward a California Single Subject or Multiple Subject credential while completing the International Education program. Visit the program webpage.

Instructional Computer Applications
This specialization focuses on the role of computers and computer-related technology and media in classroom instruction and curriculum development. Graduates with this specialization will be prepared to develop and implement curricula and programs that enhance the learning experience through the use of computers. Approved credential courses may be applied to this degree as electives.

Educational Technology
Candidates pursuing this specialization gain an advanced understanding of the increasingly important role of educational technology in the classroom as well as the administration of schools. Graduates come away prepared to establish, build, implement and direct educational technology programs at educational institutions.

Special Education
Candidates seeking the Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe Disabilities have the option of earning a Master of Science in Education as well as a Specialist credential. Those desiring a master's degree will complete core courses integrating theory and research. Students may pursue the Specialist credential without completing the master's degree.