Nov 27, 2022  
University Catalog 2019-2020 
University Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, M.A.: Option in Bilingual/Multicultural Education in the Urban Classroom

The Master of Arts degree in Education with an Option in Bilingual/Multicultural Education in the Urban Classroom offers candidates the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the needs of children in urban schools particularly those children who are English language learners. It also offers candidates the opportunity to select courses that are specifically designed to combine theory and research with practical classroom application for use in bilingual, dual language, and cross cultural settings.

Admission to the Program

For admission to the program, applicants must:

  1. Meet the university requirements for admission to graduate study,
  2. Have a 2.75 or higher grade point average in their last 60 semester (or 90 quarter) units attempted,
  3. Have completed EDCI 4010  or equivalent,
  4. Have consulted with a faculty advisor.

Students are encouraged to complete a valid teaching credential issued by California or any state by the end of this program.

Requirements for the Degree (minimum of 30 units)

A minimum of 30 units is required, including at least 15 in 5000-level courses. Students must pass a comprehensive examination or complete a thesis or project. There is a limit on credit that may be earned in variable-unit courses. See Restrictions on Credit Earned in Variable Unit courses in the Charter College of Education  section in the Academic Programs: College-based and University-wide chapter in the catalog.

Bilingual/Multicultural Education in the Urban Classroom Option Requirement (18 Units)

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.

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

** May be repeated once for credit.