Program Requirements

Program requires a minimum of 30 graduate level units. Twenty–one (21) units must be taken in residence at CSUSM.

Use the Program of Study Sheet to guide your progress through the program

Required Core Coursework – 9 Units

  • EDUC 602     Schooling in a Multicultural Society
  • EDUC 622     Research Methods in Education
    • Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement in 622
  • EDUC 698     Master’s Thesis / Project

English Learner Compliance Requirement

Students who do not possess a California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL), Cross-cultural Language & Academic Development (CLAD) Authorization, or an SB2042 credential, must include an electronic portfolio, along with the following coursework: 

  • EDUC 602    Schooling in a Multicultural Society
  • EDUC 606    Foundations of Reading & Writing Instruction
    EDUC 646    Second Language Acquisition: Research & Practice
  • EDUC 614A  Reading & Writing Assessment
    EDUC 614B  Reading Certificate Field Experience
    EDUC 641    Sociocultural Contexts of Language & Learning
  • EDUC 647    Multicultural Curriculum & Application
    EDUC 612    Literacy Development for Struggling Readers & Writers
    EDUC 613    Reading & Writing Strategies for Mono/Bi-lingual Learners

These additional courses are not required if graduate student already has a CTEL, CLAD or SB2042 credential.

Program Area Coursework – 21 Units  

See list of Pre-Approved Coursework within the School of Education.
Total Units: 30 units are required for a Masters of Arts in Education.

GPA of 3.0: Any grade less than a B- will be subject to review.