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  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
Semester Catalog 2017-2018

Education, M.A.


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Option in Educational Foundations


The Master of Arts degree in Education, Option in Educational Foundations is an interdisciplinary academic program, which draws on conceptual frameworks and methodologies from the humanities, social sciences, and behavioral science. This degree program, 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. Coursework is offered in history of education, philosophy of education, educational sociology, policy and politics of education, 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 60 semester units attempted.

Requirements for the Degree (33 units)


A minimum of 17 of the 33 units must be in 5000-level courses and at least 17 units must consist of education courses. See Restrictions on Credit Earned, in Variable Unit Courses.

Other Electives (0-12 units)


Select courses with advisor approval.

Comprehensive Examination or Thesis or Project (0, 4 units)


Notes:

Students should expect to take the comprehensive examination (EDFN 5960) during the Fall or Spring semester after they complete all coursework on their program and must comply with college and division requirements.

*Students who do a thesis are required to obtain advisor approval. Students who do a thesis are required to take a second course in educational research methodology such as EDFN 4520 (with advisor approval).
**May be repeated once for credit.

 

Option in Educational Technology Leadership


This option prepares educators to assume leadership roles in the field of educational technology. In particular, the program is designed to prepare computer-using teachers, e-learning developers and trainers, technology coordinators and specialists, and other instructional technology experts for PK-12 schools and other educational and training settings.

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. For some district-level technology coordinator positions, a Level 1 California Administrative Credential is required.

Admission to the Program

In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must:

  1. have a minimum 2.75 grade point average in the last  60 semester units attempted,
  2. have basic computer literacy,
  3. submit a written application to the Charter College of Education and the Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education (Download the form from Charter College of Education website.),
  4. submit two letters of recommendation from university faculty or professional references, and
  5. secure approved program plan from advisor.

Requirements for the Degree (33-37 units)


A total of 33 or more units is required, with at least 17 units in 5000-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 earlier in this chapter.

Pre/Co-requisites:


Electives Offered in Other Departments


To be approved by program advisor.

Comprehensive Examination or Thesis or Project (0, 4 units)


Notes:

Students should expect to take the comprehensive examination (EDFN 5960) during the Fall or Spring semester after they complete all coursework on their program and must comply with college and division requirements.

*Students who do a thesis are required to obtain advisor approval. Students who do a thesis are required to take a second course in educational research methodology such as EDFN 4520 (with advisor approval).
**May be repeated once for credit.

 

Option in E-Learning and New Media Design


The E-Learning and New Media Design option prepares instructional design and technologists for a wide variety of education and training settings to acquire knowledge and skills in applying and developing new technologies, with advanced video, mobile, 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:

  1. have a minimum 2.75 grade point average in the last 60 semester units attempted,
  2. have basic computer literacy, and
  3. submit a written application to the Charter College of Education and the Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education (Download the form from the Charter College of Education website.).
  4. submit two letters of recommendation from university faculty or professional references, and
  5. secure approved program plan from advisor.

Requirements for the Degree (33-37 units)


A total of 33 or more units is required, with at least 17 units in 5000-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.

Pre/Co-requisites


Electives Offered in Other Departments


To be approved by program advisor.

Comprehensive Examination or Thesis or Project (0, 4 units)


Notes:

Students should expect to take the comprehensive examination (EDFN 5960) during the Fall or Spring semester after they complete all coursework on their program and must comply with college and division requirements.


*Students who do a thesis are required to obtain advisor approval. Students who do a thesis are required to take a second course in educational research methodology such as EDFN 4520 (with advisor approval).
**May be repeated once for credit.

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 30 semester units. The three semester program consists of courses in program evaluation, evaluation of federal and state programs, assessment, and quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as opportunities to do field work and a culminating project or thesis or a comprehensive exam. 

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:

  1. Have a 2.75 GPA in their last 60 semester units
  2. Have a bachelor’s degree
  3. Submit 2 letters of reference
  4. Attend a screening interview with a faculty member

Requirements for the Degree (30 units)


A total of 30 or more units is required, with at least 17 units in 5000-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.

Comprehensive Exam or Thesis/Project (0, 4 units):


Notes:

Students should expect to take the comprehensive examination (EDFN 5960) during the Fall or Spring semester after they complete all coursework on their program and must comply with college and division requirements.

*Students who do a thesis are required to obtain advisor approval. Students who do a thesis are required to take a second course in educational research methodology such as EDFN 4520 (with adviser approval).
**May be repeated once for credit.

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