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Education, M.A.

Geared toward working education professionals, the master’s program deepens your understanding of important issues affecting education today and helps you to develop more effective strategies to meet the needs of students of all ages.

Work closely with faculty who are dedicated to supporting your growth and success with a focus on critical pedagogy, equity and social justice, and rigorous research—all in a collaborative environment. Courses are offered exclusively online and in the evenings, providing a convenient and flexible schedule.

However, you don’t need to be a teacher or have a credential to apply. Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply!

Why this program

Partner with local schools and communities to conduct research.

Develop a curriculum that is relevant and responsive to the needs of students and the community.

Create an intervention model that will facilitate all students’ access to the learning of a particular topic.

Analyze the effects of educational policy at the local, state and national level.

Create professional development programs and models for teachers or administrators.

Work closely with Cal Poly Humboldt’s School of Education faculty on their research.

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Academics & Options

Applicants must hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution (or equivalent academic preparation); be in good academic standing at the last university attended; have a GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester units attempted (90 quarter units).

Did you know?

Cal Poly Humboldt was founded as a teacher’s college in 1913.

Courses are offered exclusively online and in the evenings, providing a convenient and flexible schedule.

As part of a small cohort of graduate students, you’ll enjoy personalized support from faculty and staff.

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With an M.A. in Education (and the career focused, hands-on skills that come with it) there’s so much you can do!

  • Higher Education—Community Colleges or CSUs
  • Educational Director—Museum/ Non-profit
  • Career Counselor
  • Child Advocate
  • Childcare Director
  • Community Director/Educator/ Researcher
  • Corporate Trainer
  • District Administrator
  • Principal
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Social Services Provider
  • Teacher
  • Public Educator
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Ready to find what
your future holds?