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Spring 2022 Start

Program                                                                                                                                           Application Opens Application Deadline           
MA Special Education                                                                               August, 1, 2021                        October 31, 2021

Summer 2022 Start

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MA Reading, Language and Literacy   
This program is sponsored through Extended Learning and is subject to different program costs and fees.

Now available                                     April 13, 2022                  

Fall 2022 Start

Program                                                                                                                Application Opens     Priority Deadlines*    
MA Curriculum & Instruction October 1, 2021 April 15, 2022
MA Educational Administration October 1, 2021 TBD
MA Multilingual and Multicultural Education October 1, 2021 March 1, 2022
MA Special Education October 1, 2021 March 1, 2022

*Admissions will be offered until seats are filled. Please consider submitting applications by the priority deadline as those received afterwards are not guaranteed to be reviewed for admissions.

Programs

The M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction is designed for K-12 credentialed educators who wish to broaden their understandings of education as well as deepen their knowledge and skills as teachers. The program provides opportunities for students to develop advanced understandings and capacities related to curriculum development, to interrogate the many ways in which students and their families experience marginalization and exclusion in schools, and to conduct original research to address inequities in schooling. It is recommended that educators begin this program after clearing their CA credential and/or after gaining at least 2 years of full-time classroom teaching experience.

Multilingual and Multicultural Education

The Master of Arts in Multilingual and Multicultural Education centers on a critical examination of issues of educational equity, diversity and social justice with a focus on students and their families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. It is a 30-unit program that consists of three components: Core Coursework, Elective Coursework, and the Culminating Experience. Students can complete a project or thesis as the Culminating Experience.

Special Education

The Master of Arts in Special Education and Credential Option is specifically designed for teachers who hold a valid basic teaching credential who are seeking both a master’s degree and a career path in special education by adding on the Mild to Moderate Support Needs and the Extensive Support Needs Preliminary Education Specialist Credential(s).

Educational Administration

CSUSM’s fully online Master of Arts in Educational Administration program is designed to connect theory and practice to train and prepare K-12 school administrators. Lead an institution with strong values, improve curriculum and instruction, effectively manage budgets and personnel, prepare for the CAL Administrator Performance Assessment and much more.

Reading, Language and Literacy

CSUSM’s fully online Master of Arts in Reading, Language and Literacy program provides advanced preparation in reading and language arts assessment and instruction. The coursework is immediately applicable and prepares you to work within a variety of settings to maximize learning for diverse student populations.

Speech-Language Pathology

The MS in Speech-Language Pathology program will prepare students for practice in the field of speech-language pathology. This program will prepare individuals to practice across the entire scope of the field. For more details, see the MS SLP Flyer.

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