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Master of Arts in Education (MA)

Students accepted into the M.A. Ed. degree program with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction or Special Studies must complete all of the following:

Coursework

  • EDUC 604: Education in Society
    EDUC 633: Pedagogy: Practice & Research
    EDUC 634: Academic Writing for Graduate Students
    EDUC 650: Educational Psychology
    EDUC 660: Assessment
    EDUC 679: Qualitative Methods in Education
    EDUC 681: Quantitative Educational Methods
    EDUC 698: Educational Research

  • EDUC 690/692: Thesis or Project

For a combined M.A. Ed. and a Level I Administrative Services Credential

  • The following courses must be completed in addition to all credential coursework:
  • EDUC 634: Academic Writing
    EDUC 698: Educational Research
    EDUC 690 or EDUC 692
    One from:
    EDUC 679: Qualitative Methods in Educational Research, or
    EDUC 681: Quantitative Educational Methods
    And one of the following selected in consultation with your advisor:
    EDUC 604: Education in Society
    EDUC 633: Pedagogy:  Practice and Research
    EDUC 650: Educational Psychology, or
    EDUC 660: Assessment

For combined M.A. Ed. and a Level II Special Education Credential

  • The following courses must be completed in additional to all credential coursework:
    SPED 799: Single-subject Research Methods
    EDUC 634: Academic Writing
    EDUC 698: Educational Research
    EDUC 690 or EDUC 692
    One from:
    EDUC 679: Qualitative Methods in Educational Research, or
    EDUC 681: Quantitative Educational Methods
    And one of the following selected in consultation with your advisor:
    EDUC 604: Education in Society
    EDUC 633: Pedagogy: Practice & Research
    EDUC 650: Educational Psychology, or
    EDUC 660: Assessment

Administrative Services Emphasis

  • Core courses: 10-11 units
  • Area of emphasis: 24 units
  • Thesis preparation: 3 units
  • Total: 37-38 units

Curriculum & Instruction Emphasis

  • Core courses: 19 units
  • Area of emphasis: 12 units
  • Thesis preparation: 3 units
  • Total: 34 units

Special Education Emphasis

  • Core courses: 12-13 units
  • Area of emphasis: 21 units
  • Thesis preparation: 3 units
  • Total: 36-37 units

Special Studies Emphasis

  • Core courses: 19 units
  • Area of emphasis: 12 units
  • Thesis preparation: 3 units
  • Total: 34 units