Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Education, Master of Arts

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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.

GED 500Research Methods in Education3
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)

Complete Core Requirements16
Select one course from the following:3
Seminar in Curriculum Development in Reading and the Language Arts
Sem Curr Dev Science Math
Sem Curr Dev Hum Soc Sci
Select 12 units from Education or the teaching subject areas with the approval of an advisory. No more than 9 units may be below 500-level.12
Total Hours31

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

Multiple Subject Credential - Student Teaching and University Intern Options

The Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential authorizes its holder to teach in a self-contained classroom, usually grades transitional kindergarten through six.

Student Teaching Option (51 units)

Candidates enrolled in the Student Teaching Option are not contracted teachers and are assigned to master teachers in a public school setting for their supervised field experiences. In addition, student teachers receive support and guidance from a university supervisor. In the Student Teaching Option, there are three phases. The program sequence in the Student Teaching Option allows candidates to complete their coursework and exit requirements in one year, if they begin the program in the summer semester.

Phase One (12-18 units)

CSUDH LBS students with catalog rights beginning Fall 2016 are exempt from Phase I courses (for credential only). After being accepted to the program, proceed directly to Phase II.

TED 400Introduction to Education3
TED 413Elementary Physical Education, Visual and Performing Arts Methods3
TED 414Cultural Ecology in the Classroom3
TED 505Educational Psychology 13
TED 506Multicultural and Social Foundations of Education 13
TED 507Language Learning: Theory and Practice3
Total Hours18
1

Can be taken in Phase I or Phase II.

Requirements for Advancement to Phase Two
  • Submit Phase II Student Teaching Application by April 1 for fall and November 1 for spring.
  • Include: Program Plan sheet signed by an advisor, verification of completed CSET or Subject Matter Competence Letter
  • Provide two emails for letters of recommendations, and valid CPR card (infant, child, and adult) valid for at least two more semesters. Phase II application is semester specific; if you do not attend, you will need to reapply.
  • Completed CSET scores for Phase II application (documents only, application must be submitted by phase II deadline) are due by July 15 for fall and November 15th for spring.

Phase Two (15 units)

TED 403Elementary Reading/Language Arts I: K-33
TED 410Elementary Mathematics Methods3
TED 416Elementary Science Methods 13
TED 433Teaching Practices Seminar: Multiple Subject Student Teaching3
SPE 482Educating Students with Special Needs within Inclusive Settings3
Total Hours15
1

ITEP students take LBS 380 Blended Science Methods instead of TED 416 Elementary Science Methods.

Requirements for Advancement to Phase Three

Submit Phase III Application by April 1 for Fall and November 1 for Spring. Application is semester specific; if you do not attend, you will need to reapply.

Phase Three (15-18 units)

TED 412Teaching History-Social Studies and Content Area Literacy in the Elementary Classroom4
TED 435Elementary Student Teaching9-12
or TED 437 Elem Stu Teaching (integrated)
TED 448Teaching Event: Multiple Subject 12
Total Hours15-18
1

ITEP students take LBS 402 Liberal Studies Integrated Capstone instead of TED 448 Teaching Event: Multiple Subject.

University Intern Option (41-50 units)

Candidates enrolled in the University Intern Option are contracted teachers, without a preliminary credential, currently teaching K-12 students. They are supervised for fieldwork in their own classroom by trained university supervisors and site-based coaches who provide support and guidance. There are three phases in the University Intern Option. Courses in each phase must be completed before enrolling in the next phase.

Phase One (18 units)

CSUDH LBS students with catalog rights beginning Fall 2016 are exempt from Phase I courses (for credential only). After being accepted to the program, proceed directly to Phase II.

TED 400Introduction to Education3
TED 413Elementary Physical Education, Visual and Performing Arts Methods3
TED 414Cultural Ecology in the Classroom3
TED 505Educational Psychology 13
TED 506Multicultural and Social Foundations of Education 13
TED 507Language Learning: Theory and Practice3
Total Hours18
1

Can be taken in Phase I or Phase II.

Requirements for Advancement to Fieldwork
  1. Phase II University Intern Option Application is due April 1 for fall semester and November 1 for spring semester. Completion of Phase One courses with an overall grade point average of 2.75 and no grade lower than C.
  2. Bilingual Authorization candidates: Completion of written and cultural competencies. (Consult with the Bilingual Authorization advisor for information on how to meet these competencies.)

Phase Two (16 units)

TED 403Elementary Reading/Language Arts I: K-33
TED 410Elementary Mathematics Methods3
TED 445Fieldwork: Elementary Interns6
TED 446Introduction to Internship: Multiple Subject University Intern1
SPE 482Educating Students with Special Needs within Inclusive Settings3
Total Hours16
Requirements for Advancement to Phase Three

Submit Phase III Application by April 1 for Fall and November 1 for Spring. Application is semester specific; if you do not attend, you will need to reapply.

3. Phase Three (15 units)

TED 412Teaching History-Social Studies and Content Area Literacy in the Elementary Classroom4
TED 416Elementary Science Methods3
TED 445Fieldwork: Elementary Interns6
TED 448Teaching Event: Multiple Subject2
Total Hours15

Summary of Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential Requirements

A recommendation of a Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential may be made when the candidate has:

  1. Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited university;
  2. Completed all the education courses for the program with an overall grade point average of 2.75 with no grade lower than a C;
  3. Completed the CalTPA, successfully;
  4. Demonstrated subject matter competence;
  5. Completed US Constitution requirement; and
  6. Passed the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA).

Single Subject Credential - Student Teaching and University Intern Options

The Single Subject Preliminary Credential authorizes its holder to teach in departmentalized classes, usually in the middle or high school. Individuals wishing to teach only physical education, art, or music at either the elementary or secondary level are generally also required to hold a Single Subject Preliminary Credential, as well.

Student Teaching Option (44 units)

Candidates enrolled in the Student Teaching Option are not contracted teachers and are assigned to master teachers in a public school setting for their supervised student teaching field experiences. In addition, student teachers receive support and guidance from a university supervisor. In the Student Teaching Option, there are three phases. The program sequence in the Student Teaching Option allows candidates to complete their coursework and exit requirements in one year if they begin the program in the summer semester.

Phase One (12-18 units)

CSUDH LBS students with catalog rights beginning Fall 2016 are exempt from Phase I courses (for credential only). After being accepted to the program, proceed directly to Phase II.

TED 400Introduction to Education3
TED 414Cultural Ecology in the Classroom3
TED 467Secondary Teaching Methods I3
TED 505Educational Psychology 13
TED 506Multicultural and Social Foundations of Education 13
TED 507Language Learning: Theory and Practice3
Total Hours18
1

Can be taken in Phase I or Phase II.

Requirements for Advancement to Phase Two
  • Submit Phase II Student Teaching Application by April 1 for fall and November 1 for spring.
  • Completed CSET scores for Phase II application (documents only, application must be submitted by phase II deadline) are due by July 15 for fall and July 15th for spring.
  • Include: Program Plan sheet signed by an advisor, verification of completed CSET or Subject Matter Competence Letter, provide two emails for letters of recommendations, and valid CPR card (infant, child, and adult) valid for at least two more semesters. Phase II application is semester specific; if you do not attend, you will need to reapply.

Phase Two (12 units)

TED 406Teaching Secondary Reading3
TED 453Teaching Practices Seminar: Single Subject Student Teaching3
TED 468Secondary Teaching Methods II 13
SPE 482Educating Students with Special Needs within Inclusive Settings3
Total Hours12
1

Physical Education candidates enroll in KIN 448 Tchg Effect Sec PE instead of TED 468 Secondary Teaching Methods II.

Requirements for Advancement to Phase Three

Submit Phase III Application by April 1 for Fall and November 1 for Spring. Application is semester specific; if you do not attend, you will need to reapply.

Phase Three (14 units)

TED 455Student Teaching: Secondary12
TED 488Teaching Event: Single Subject2
Total Hours14

University Intern Option (36-39 units)

Candidates enrolled in the University Intern Option are contracted teachers, without a preliminary credential, currently teaching K-12 students. They are supervised for fieldwork in their own classroom by trained university supervisors and site-based coaches who provide support and guidance. There are three phases in the University Intern Option. Courses in each phase must be completed before enrollment in the next phase.

Phase One (12-18 units)

TED 400Introduction to Education3
TED 414Cultural Ecology in the Classroom3
TED 467Secondary Teaching Methods I3
TED 505Educational Psychology 13
TED 506Multicultural and Social Foundations of Education 13
TED 507Language Learning: Theory and Practice3
Total Hours18
1

Can be taken in Phase I or Phase II.

Requirements for Advancement to Phase Two
  • Submit Phase II University Intern Option Fieldwork Application by April 1 for fall and November 1 for spring.
  • Include: Program Plan sheet signed by an advisor, verification of completed CSET or Subject Matter Competence Letter, provide 2 emails for letters of recommendations, and valid CPR card (infant, child, and adult) valid for at least two more semesters. Phase II application is semester specific; if you do not attend, you will need to reapply

2. Phase Two (16 units)

TED 406Teaching Secondary Reading3
TED 465Fieldwork: Secondary Interns6
TED 466Introduction to Internship: Single Subject University Intern1
TED 468Secondary Teaching Methods II 13
SPE 482Educating Students with Special Needs within Inclusive Settings3
Total Hours16
1

Physical Education candidates enroll in KIN 448 Tchg Effect Sec PE instead of TED 468 Secondary Teaching Methods II.

Requirements for Advancement to Phase Three

Submit Phase III University Intern Option (Fieldwork II) Application by April 1 for Fall and November 1 for Spring. Application is semester specific; if you do not attend, you will need to reapply.

3. Phase Three (8 units)

TED 465Fieldwork: Secondary Interns6
TED 488Teaching Event: Single Subject2
Total Hours8

Urban Teacher Residency Program

The Division is currently not accepting students into the Urban Teacher Residency Program.

For more information, please contact the Division of Teacher Education.

Residents blend the rigor and theory of a master's degree in curriculum and instruction with the practice and pragmatism of a single-subject (secondary) credential in math or science, combined with a year-long residency in the classroom of an experienced, trained mentor teacher in partner schools.

1. Phase One (12 units)

TED 400Introduction to Education3
TED 414Cultural Ecology in the Classroom3
GED 501Seminar in Learning and Development3
GED 503Socio-Cultural Issues in Education3
Total Hours12
Requirements for Advancement to the Residency
  • Completion of Phase One courses with an overall grade point average of 3.0 and no grade lower than C.
  • Bilingual Authorization candidates: completion of written and culture competencies. (Consult with the Bilingual Authorization advisor for information on how to meet these competencies.)

2. Phase Two (15 units)

GED 500Research Methods in Education3
CUR 510Process of Curriculum Development3
TED 453Teaching Practices Seminar: Single Subject Student Teaching3
TED 467Secondary Teaching Methods I3
TED 407Languages in Praxis3
Total Hours15

Phase Three (23 units)

CUR 516Sem Curr Dev Science Math3
TED 406Teaching Secondary Reading3
TED 455Student Teaching: Secondary12
TED 468Secondary Teaching Methods II3
TED 488Teaching Event: Single Subject2
Total Hours23

Summary of Single Subject Preliminary Credential Requirements

A recommendation of a Single Subject Preliminary Credential may be made when the candidate has:

  1. Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited university;
  2. Completed all education courses with an overall grade point average of 2.75 with no grade lower than a C;
  3. Completed the CalTPA successfully;
  4. Demonstrated subject matter competence; and
  5. Completed US Constitution requirement.

Single Subject Credential - Transition to Teaching Online Program

The Division is currently not accepting students into the Transition to Teaching Online Program. For more information, please contact the Division of Teacher Education (310) 243-3496.

Requirements

Term One (15 units)

TED 426Foundations of Education6
TED 427Content Pedagogy I6
TED 428Early Field Observation and Participation3
Total Hours15
Requirements for Advancement to Term II
  1. Completion of Term One courses with an overall grade point average of 2.75 and no grade lower than C.
  2. Bilingual Authorization candidates: completion of written and culture competencies. (Consult with the Bilingual Authorization advisor for information on how to meet these competencies.)

Term Two (15 units)

TED 429Supporting All Students6
TED 430Content Pedagogy 26
TED 431Lab School Fieldwork Seminar3
Total Hours15
Requirement for Advancement to Term III
  1. Application for Advancement to Fieldwork

Term Three (15 units)

TED 432Interdisciplinary Teaching6
TED 438Teaching Event and Assessment3
TED 465Fieldwork: Secondary Interns6
Total Hours15

Designated Subject Adult Education Teaching Credential

The Division is currently not accepting students into the Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential program. For more information, please contact the Division of Extended Education (310) 243-3741.
 
The Designated Subject Adult Education Teaching Credential Program is designed for students who meet requirements for a Two-Level Preliminary Adult Education Credential and would like to fulfill requirements for a Professional Clear Adult Education Credential. Graduates find employment in public and private schools, community agencies, private industry, health services, government agencies, military settings, correctional and religious institutions, volunteer agencies, and centers for older adults.

Requirements for the Two-Level Preliminary Adult Education Teaching Credential

  1. Qualifying Experience and/or Education
    • Academic Subjects
      • English as a Second Language
      • Elementary and Secondary Basic Skills
      • A Language Other Than English
      • English
      • Fine Arts
      • Life Science, including General Science
      • Physical Science, including General Science
      • Mathematics
      • Social Science Qualifying education for an adult education credential authorizing the teaching of an academic subject shall include a baccalaureate or higher degree completed at a regionally accredited college or university and completion of 20 semester units or 10 upper division semester units in the subject to be taught.
    • Non-Academic Categories
    • Adults with Disabilities
    • Older Adults
    • Health and Safety
    • Parent Education
    • Home Economics
    • Vocational Education
      Qualifying experience, or experience and education, or education, for an adult education credential authorizing the teaching of a non-academic subject shall meet one of the criteria described in the table below:
      Yrs of Subject- Related Education and/or Training Experience Required
      High school diploma or equivalent + 5 years
      24 semester units of college course work + 4 years including a minimum of 4 semester units in the subject to be taught
      48 semester units of college course work + 3 years including a minimum of 8 semester units in the subject to be taught
      72 semester units of college course work + 2 years including a minimum of 12 semester units in the subject to be taught
      96 semester units of college course work + 1 year including a minimum of 16 semester units in the subject to be taught
      Bachelor's or higher degree completed at a regionally accredited college or university with 20 semester units, or 10 upper division units in the subject to be taught + 0 years
  2. Knowledge of the Constitution of the United States: Competion of the U.S. Constitution requirement (POL 101 American Institutions or equivalent).
  3. Passage of the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST). Applicants for the adult credential in non-academic subjects are exempt from this requirement.

Professional Clear Adult Education Teaching Credential (14 units)

The Division is currently not accepting students into the Professional Clear Adult Education Teaching Credential program. For more information, please contact the Division of Extended Education (310) 243-3741.

Requirements

  1. A valid Preliminary Adult Education Teaching Credential.
  2. Verification of Level I completion.
  3. Verification of four terms or two years of successful teaching adult learners authorized by the preliminary adult education teaching credential while holding the valid preliminary credential.
  4. Completion of Level I and Level II Course work for the Professional Clear Credential

Level I Courses

TED 418Methods and Materials of Adult Education, Part I2
TED 419Methods and Materials of Adult Education, Part II2
TED 421Principles Of Adult Education2
Total Hours6

Professional clear credential candidates must complete the Level I classes within the first two years of the two-level preliminary credential.

Level II Courses

TED 420Computer Literacy for Teachers1
TED 417Seminar In Adult Education1
TED 423Super Fld Exper: Adult Ed2
TED 424Counseling and Guidance for Teachers of Adult Education2
HEA 300Health in Public Education3
Total Hours9

Professional clear credential candidates must complete the Level II classes by the end of the fifth year of the preliminary credential.