Oct 21, 2020  
University Catalog 2017-2018 
University Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, M.A.: Option in Reading

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 60 semester (or 90 quarter) units attempted, and
  3. Candidates who wish to teach in preK-12 public schools must have a Multiple Subject or Single Subject Teaching Credential or equivalent. For information on how to earn these credentials, see Office of Student Services in King Hall D2078 and/or visit the Charter College of Education website.

Requirements for the Degree (30-33 units)

A minimum of 30 units is required, including at least 15 in 5000-level courses. Students must pass an examination or submit a thesis or project.

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


Students should expect to take the Comprehensive Examination (EDCI 5960 ) during the Fall or Spring semester after they complete all coursework on 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 5400  OR EDCI 5410  during the semester they take their comprehensive examination.

*Students who do a thesis are required to obtain advisor approval.

**May be repeated once for credit.

A California Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential and/or a California Reading Certificate and/or a Postsecondary 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 and/or CSULA Postsecondary 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.