Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Education, Master of Arts

Requirements

Degree Requirements: Master of Arts in Education

  • Completion of 31 units of course work with a minimum of "B" in all coursework with a 3.0 GPA. No course grade lower than a "C" may be used toward the MA. Candidates must complete coursework in the Core Requirements as well as coursework in one of the Options listed below.
  • Continuous Enrollment. Candidates are required to maintain enrollment throughout their MA program. Candidates who have completed the maximum number of required units or have not completed their culminating activity (e.g., thesis, project, or comprehensive examination) must enroll in TED 600 Grad Continuation Course every semester until the degree is awarded. In order to enroll in TED 600 Grad Continuation Course, candidates must submit an application form prior to enrollment (see University Policy on Continuous Attendance Requirement). Enrollment in TED 600 Grad Continuation Course for more than two semesters requires permission of the Program Coordinator and the department chair.
  • Transfer Credit. A maximum of 9 units of graduate level coursework from an accredited college or university; coursework must be no older than seven (7) years from the date of MA degree completion. However, no courses may apply toward the required number of units of approved graduate work that have been used to meet the requirements of another degree.
  • Time Limit on Coursework. Candidates must complete all of the requirements for the degree within seven (7) years. This time limit commences with the semester of the earliest course used on the candidate's program of study. Course work that does not meet the seven-year deadline will have to be repeated and/or replaced by other courses with the approval of the program advisor.
  • Capstone Requirement for the Master's Degree. Candidates must complete a comprehensive examination, project, or thesis and are required to make this decision prior to the completion of 21 semester units, including core courses. Candidates may retake the comprehensive examination one time provided the retake is within the 7-year limit. The thesis is not an option for someone who selected the exam option, but was unable to pass.  
  • In addition to the major requirements, students must meet all university requirements for the master's degree. Students should consult the section of the University Catalog entitled "Requirements for the Master's Degree."

Completion of Master of Arts in Education

Prior to the completion of 21 semester units (including core courses) the graduate student must select one of the following alternatives unless otherwise specified:

Alternative I: Course Work and Examinations (31 or more units)

  • Complete an approved program of 31 units of course work with at least a "B" (3.0) average (including core courses).
  • Pass a comprehensive written examination. After completion of all course work or during the last semester of course work, the M.A. degree candidate will apply to take the comprehensive examination. There is only one retake opportunity.

Alternative II: Course Work and Thesis/Project (31 or more units)

  • Complete approved program with a minimum of 31 units of course work with at least a B (3.0) average (including core courses).
  • Complete approved thesis or creative project. See advisor for thesis preparation guidelines. Students must have the approval of a faculty thesis advisor prior to enrolling for thesis credit (TED 599 Thesis). Complete Intent to Submit Thesis/project form through the Graduate Studies website https://www.csudh.edu/gsr/graduate-studies/thesis/. Note that the thesis is not an option for someone who selected the exam option but was unable to pass.

Core Requirements 16 units

Students are required to complete the following courses and select one of the options listed below to complete the degree requirements.

CUR 518Research for the Teacher Scholar3
TED 505Educational Psychology3
TED 506Multicultural and Social Foundations of Education3
CUR 510Process of Curriculum Development3
CUR 519Adv Stud in Curric Practices3
TED 560MA in Education: Curriculum and Instruction Capstone1
or TED 599 Thesis
Total Hours16

Curriculum and Instruction Option (31 units)

A. Select one course from the following (3 units):3
Trauma and Healing Informed Pedagogy
Sem Curr Dev Science Math
B. Electives (12 units)
CUR 520Seminar in Ethnic Studies in Education3
CUR 521Seminar in Critical Race Praxis in Education3

Curriculum and Instruction Option: Science Education Emphasis (31 units)

The Division is currently not accepting students into the MA in Education Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education Emphasis Option. For more information, please contact the Division of Teacher Education (310) 243-3496.

Dual Language Learning Option (31 units)

Complete Core Requirements16
DLL 520Foundations of Critical (Bi) Literacy in Dual Language & Immersion Education3
DLL 521Contrastive Linguistics and Assessment for Dual Language Educators3
DLL 525Practices and Strategies for Bi-Literacy Development in Bilingual/Dual Settings3
SPE 522Teaching Bilingual Learning in Inclusive Dual Settings3
Select one course from the following:3
Academic Discourse and Socio-Emotional Learning
Emergent Learning for Young Dual Language Learners
Total Hours31

Transitional Kindergarten Option (31 units)

The Division is currently not accepting students into the MA in Education Curriculum and Instruction: Transitional Kindergarten Option. For more information, please contact the Division of Teacher Education (310) 243-3496

Complete Core Requirements16
SPE 501Creating Effective Inclusive Settings for Young Children w/Exceptionalities,Families,& Professionals3
TED 507Language Learning: Theory and Practice3
TKK 501Dynamics of Early Childhood Development and Growth3
TKK 503Mathematical and Scientific Concepts and Reasoning for Young Children3
TKK 502Critical Literacy and Social Studies for Young Children3
Total Hours31