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University Catalog 2015-2016 “Final Quarter Catalog” (ARCHIVED CATALOG) 
    
University Catalog 2015-2016 “Final Quarter Catalog” (ARCHIVED CATALOG) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, M.A.


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Option in Computer Education and Technology Leadership


This option prepares educators to assume leadership roles in the field of computer education. In particular, the program is designed to prepare computer-using teachers, computerbased trainers, computer/technology coordinators, and other school-based technology experts for K-12 schools and other education and training settings. Note: Teachers who plan to teach in public California K-12 classrooms or work as schoollevel or district-level computer coordinators must obtain a California teaching credential. For some district-level technology coordinator positions, a Level I California Administrative Credential is required.

Admission to the Program

In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must have a minimum 2.75 grade point average in the last 90 quarter units attempted and must have completed a course or courses covering computer literacy and applications in education (EDIT 430 or EDIT 431). Students must make written application to the Charter College of Education and the Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education.
 

Requirements for the Degree (45 units)


A total of 45 or more units is required, with at least 23 units in 00-level courses. A comprehensive examination or a thesis or project is required. There is a limit on credit that may be earned in variable-unit courses. See Restriction on Credit Earned in Variable Unit Courses.  

Electives (9, 16 or more units in Instructional Technology)


Select from the following, depending on the choice of thesis, project or comprehensive examination—total units in the program must be 45 or more with 23 units or more at 500- level.

Electives Offered in Other Departments

Comprehensive Examination or Thesis or Project (0 or 7 units)


Notes:

*Students who do a thesis are required to take a second course in educational research methodology such as EDFN 452 (with adviser approval).

Students should expect to take the comprehensive examination (EDFN 596) during the Fall or Spring Quarter and must also comply with college and division requirements.

Option in Educational Foundations


The Master of Arts degree in Education, Option in Educational Foundations, offers concentrations in social and psychological foundations. This interdisciplinary academic program, which draws on conceptual frameworks and methodologies from the humanities, social sciences, and behavioral sciences, is designed to prepare teachers and other educational professionals (e.g. psychologists, counselors, and administrators working in schools, government, business, or civic agencies) to understand and respond to the social contexts that give meaning to education both in and out of schools. It offers coursework in the educational foundations area and its related disciplines e.g., history of education, philosophy of education, educational sociology, educational psychology and human development. This coursework provides students with opportunities to acquire interpretive, normative, and critical perspectives on education through rigorous study and research experience.

Admission to the Program

In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must have a 2.75 grade point average in the last 90 quarter units attempted.

Requirements for the Degree (45 units)


A minimum of 23 of the 45 units must be in 500-level courses and at least 23 units must consist of education courses. See Restrictions on Credit Earned, in Variable Unit Courses.

Required in Cognate or Theme Area (8 units)


Select with adviser approval.

Electives in Cognate Area (0–10 units)

Select with adviser approval.

Area of Concentration (8 units)


Select eight units from one of the two following areas:

Electives in Education (4–13 units)


Select courses in education with adviser approval.

Option in New Media Design and Production


The New Media Design and Production option prepares school or industry-based specialists who combine skills in applying computer technology with advanced video and multimedia techniques to enhance the learning experience of students at all levels.

Note: Teachers who plan to teach in public California K-12 classrooms or work as school-level or district-level computer coordinators must obtain a California teaching credential.

Admission to the Program

In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must have a minimum 2.75 grade point average in the last 90 quarter units attempted and must have completed a course or courses covering computer literacy and applications in education (EDIT 430 or EDIT 431). Students must make written application to the Charter College of Education and the Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education.

Requirements for the Degree (45 units)


A total of 45 or more units is required, with at least 23 units in 500-level courses. A comprehensive examination or a thesis or project is also required. There is a limit on credit that may be earned in variable-unit courses. See Restriction on Credit Earned in Variable Unit Courses.

Electives (8 or 15 or more units in Instructional Technology) or related fields


Select from the following, depending on the choice of thesis, project, or comprehensive examination—total units in program must be 45 or more with 23 units or more at the 500-level.

Comprehensive Examination or Thesis or Project (0 or 7 units)


Notes:

*Students who do a thesis are required to take a second course in educational research methodology such as EDFN 452 (with adviser approval).

Students should expect to take the comprehensive examination (EDFN 596) during the Fall or Spring Quarter and must comply with College and division requirements.

Option in Research and Evaluation


The Option in Research and Evaluation offers candidates the opportunity to examine theory and practice in educational research and evaluation; to participate in research or evaluation projects in school districts, non-profit organizations or at the university, and to assume leadership roles in research and evaluation. This program incorporates a specialization in research and evaluation into an existing Master’s Degree program. The program of study requires the completion of a minimum of 45-quarter units. The four quarter program consists of courses in program evaluation, evaluation of federal and state programs, assessment, and quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as a practicum. A concentration in evaluating mathematics and science programs is available to students who majored or minored in mathematics or science.

Admission to the Program

In addition to university requirements for admission to graduate study. Applicants must meet the conditions for classified graduate standing and satisfy the following criteria;

  • Have a 3.0 GPA in their last 90 quarter units
  • Have a bachelors degree
  • Submit 2 letters of reference
  • Attend a screening interview with a faculty member

Requirements for the Degree (45 units)


A total of 45 or more units is required, with at least 23 units in 500-level courses. A comprehensive examination or a thesis or project is required. There is a limit on credit that may be earned in variable-unit courses. See Restriction on Credit Earned in Variable Unit Courses.

Electives (5-13 units)


Select 5-13 units from the following lists (electives also include the math and science concentration as part of the selection), depending on the choice of thesis, project, or comprehensive examination-total units in program must be a minimum of 45 units with 23 units or more at 500-level.

Mathematics and Science Concentration Electives:


Note:

Students should expect to take the comprehensive exam (EDFN 596) during the fall or spring quarter and must comply with college and division requirements.

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