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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: Option in Middle and Secondary Curriculum and Instruction, M.A.


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The Master of Arts degree: Option in Middle and Secondary Curriculum and Instruction provides educators with the opportunities for the development of skills and knowledge to conduct inquiry, to design curriculum and instructional programs, to implement programs, and to assess the success of those programs at the middle and secondary school levels.

Admission to the Program

In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must possess a 2.75 grade point average in the last 90 quarter units attempted (Applicants for the Reading Option must possess a 3.0 grade point average in the last 90 quarter units attempted.)

Overview for Course Study (47 Units)


All candidates for the M.A. degree will complete the introductory seminar and required core courses. Students will select an area of concentration early in their course of study.  All students will pass a comprehensive examination or complete a thesis or project. A minimum of 47 units is required for the M.A. degree. Before completion of the degree program, students must have a teaching credential and classroom teaching experience.

Required Introductory and Core Courses (28 units)


Core Courses (24 units)


Requirements for the degree also include completion of Area of Concentration (12 units) and the Comprehensive Examination or Thesis or Project (7 units)


Areas of Concentration (12 units)


Select one of the following concentrations:

Concentration One:


Concentration Two:


Content Area Specialization


Select 12 units of advanced coursework in a single subject area of specialization. Selection is limited to those disciplines or subject areas in which CSULA offers credentials, such as English, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Foreign language, Art, Music, Physical Education, etc.

Concentration Three:


Concentration Four:


Science Pedagogy


In this area of concentration, students will undertake course work, projects and research to enlarge their theoretical and practical knowledge of science instruction in middle and high schools.

Select 12 units from the following:

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