May 22, 2019  
University Catalog 2015-2016 “Final Quarter Catalog” (ARCHIVED CATALOG) 
    
University Catalog 2015-2016 “Final Quarter Catalog” (ARCHIVED CATALOG) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education: Option in Reading, M.A.


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The Master of Arts degree in Education, Option in Reading, fulfills the requirements of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, as well as the International Reading Association’s Guidelines for Reading Specialists/Literacy Coaches.

Admission to the Program

For admission to the program, applicants must:

  1. Meet the university requirements for admission to graduate study,
  2. Have a 3.0 or higher grade point average in their last 90 quarter (or 60 semester) units attempted, and
  3. Have completed a. basic course/s in teaching reading and writing (EDEL 415  and EDEL 416 , or EDSE 423 , or equivalent) or hold a basic teaching credential issued by California or any state. (Candidates who wish to teach in K-12 public schools must have a Multiple Subject or Single Subject Teaching Credential. For information on how to earn these credentials, see Student Services in King Hall D2078.)

Requirements for the Degree (45 units)


A minimum of 45 units is required, including at least 23 in 500-level courses. Students must pass a comprehensive examination or submit a thesis or project.

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


Students who select the comprehensive examination (EDCI 596) should take it after they have completed all course work in their program and must comply with College and Division requirements. Under special circumstances, and with prior approval from their M.A. program coordinator, students may take EDCI 540B or EDCI 541 during the quarter they take their comprehensive examination.

A California Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential and/or a California Reading Certificate can be earned concurrently with this M.A. by completing a specific route through this program.

For admission to the program(s) and for information on how to earn a Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential and/or a Reading Certificate issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing concurrently with an M.A. in Education: Option in Reading, see a faculty member who advises for the programs. A list of these faculty members and their office hours is available in King Hall C2097.

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