- Initial teaching credential.
- Completion of the Graduate/Post-baccalaureate University Application.
- Interview with appropriate School of Education Admissions Committee (scheduled after receipt of application).
- Two (2) letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the candidate’s work in the field of education.
- Statement of purpose (typed, single-spaced, 1-2 pages) that includes:
- A succinct description of your reasons for applying to CSUSM’s Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction program, including why the program is a good fit for you, as well as your future career and educational plans.
- A description of your personal and professional experiences with injustice and inequity in schooling. What do you hope to learn within the Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction program to address the issues raised through these experiences?
- GPA according to the university admission policy.
- Official transcripts.
All materials will be evaluated to assess an applicant’s qualifications for admission; however, no one indicator shall determine acceptance of an applicant.
Students who wish to transfer in courses from other institutions may do so if the program faculty assesses that the course content is aligned with the program student learning outcomes. Program faculty will consider up to 9 units of graduate-level coursework successfully completed at another institution.
Under a new pilot program, individuals with a recent credential from CSUSM (within the last five years) may have up to twelve (12) units from their credential program applied toward the M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction degree.