2018-2019 Catalog

Master of Arts in Education

Degree Requirements: Master of Arts 

  • Completion of 31 units of course work with a minimum of "B" in all coursework with a 3.0 GPA.  No course grade lower than a "C" may be used toward the MA.
  • Continuous Enrollment. Candidates are required to maintain enrollment throughout their MA program. Candidates who have completed the maximum number of required units or have not completed their culminating activity (e.g., thesis, project, or comprehensive examination) must enroll in TED 600 every semester until the degree is awarded. In order to enroll in TED 600, candidates must submit an application form (available online) prior to enrollment (see University Policy on Continuous Attendance Requirement).
  • Transfer Credit. A maximum of 9 units of graduate level coursework from an accredited college or university; coursework must be no older than seven (7) years from the date of MA degree completion. However, no courses may apply toward the required number of units of approved graduate work that have been used to meet the requirements of another degree.
  • Time Limit on Coursework. Candidates must complete all of the requirements for the degree within seven (7) years. This time limit commences with the semester of the earliest course used on the candidate's program of study. Course work that does not meet the seven-year deadline will have to be repeated and/or replaced by other courses with the approval of the program advisor.
  • Capstone Requirement for the Master's Degree. Candidates must complete a comprehensive examination, project or thesis and are required to make this decision prior to the completion of 21 semester units, including core courses. Candidates may retake the comprehensive examination one time provided the retake is within the 7-year limit. The thesis is not an option for someone who selected the exam option, but was unable to pass.  
  • In addition to the major requirements, students must meet all university requirements for the master's degree. Students should consult the section of the catalog entitled "Requirements for the Master's Degree."

Completion of Master of Arts in Education

Prior to the completion of 21 semester units (including core courses) the graduate student must select one of the following alternatives unless otherwise specified:

Alternative I: Course Work and Examinations (31 or more units)

  • Complete an approved program of 31 units of course work with at least a "B" (3.0) average (including core courses).
  • Pass a comprehensive written examination. After completion of all course work or during the last semester of course work, the M.A. degree candidate will apply to take the comprehensive examination. There is only one retake opportunity. 

Alternative II: Course Work and Thesis/Project (31 or more units)

  • Complete approved program with a minimum of 31 units of course work with at least a B (3.0) average (including core courses).
  • Complete approved thesis or creative project. See advisor for thesis preparation guidelines. Students must have the approval of a faculty thesis advisor prior to enrolling for thesis credit (TED 599). Complete Intent to submit thesis/project form through the Graduate Studies website https://www.csudh.edu/gsr/graduate-studies/thesis/. *The thesis is not an option for someone who selected the exam option, but was unable to pass.

Curriculum and Instruction Option (31 units)

A. Required Courses (16 units):

GED 500Research Methods in Education

3

TED 505Educational Psychology

3

TED 506Multicultural and Social Foundations of Education

3

CUR 510 Process of Curriculum Development

3

CUR 519Advanced Study in Curriculum Research and Instructional Practices

3

TED 560MA in Education: Curriculum and Instruction Capstone

1

or

TED 599Thesis

1

Note: Liberal Studies students who elect to do a combined credential and MA must take TED 505 and TED 506.

B. Select one course from the following (3 units):

CUR 515Seminar in Curriculum Development in Reading and the Language Arts

3

CUR 516Seminar in Curriculum Development in Science and Math

3

CUR 517Seminar in Curriculum Development in the Humanities and Social Sciences

3

C. Electives (12 units):

Select 12 units from Education or the teaching subject areas with the approval of an advisory. No more than 9 units may be below 500-level.

Curriculum and Instruction Option: Science Education Emphasis (31 units)

The Division is currently not accepting students into the MA in Education Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education Emphasis Option. For more information, please contact the Division of Teacher Education.


Dual Language Learning Option (31 units)

1. Required Courses (16 units - same as C&I required courses) and Required for Option (12 units)

DLL 520Foundations of Critical (Bi) Literacy in Dual Language & Immersion Education

3

DLL 521Constrastive Linguistics and Assessment for Dual Language Educators

3

DLL 525Practices and Strategies for Bi0Literacy Development in Bilingual/Dual Settings

3

522 522Teaching Bilingual Learners in Inclusive Dual Settings

3

2. Electives (3 units)

DLL 523Academic Discourse and Socio-Emotional Learning

DLL 524Emergent Learning for Young Dual Language Learning

3

Transitional Kindergarten Option

A. Required Courses (15 units):

Complete the following courses:

SPE 501Creating Effective Inclusive Settings for Young Children with Exceptionalities, their Families and Professionals

3

TED 507Language Learning: Theory and Practice

3

TKK 501Dynamics of Early Childhood Growth and Development

3

TKK 503Mathematical and Scientific Concepts and Reasoning for Young Children

3

TKK 502Critical Literacy and Social Studies for Young Children

3