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University Catalog 2017-2018 
University Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, M.A.: Option in Educational Foundations

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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 adviser approval.

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


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.


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