|Program||Application Opens||Application Deadline||Step-by Step Application Guide|
|MA Special Education||August, 1, 2021||October 31, 2021||PDF file|
|Program||Application Opens||Application Deadline|
MA Reading, Language and Literacy
|Now available||April 13, 2022|
|Program||Application Opens||Priority Deadlines*||Step-by-Step Application Guide|
|MA Curriculum & Instruction||October 1, 2021||April 15, 2022||Guide|
|MA Educational Administration||October 1, 2021||July 6, 2022|
|MA Multilingual and Multicultural Education||October 1, 2021||March 1, 2022||Guide|
|MA Special Education||October 1, 2021||March 1, 2022||Guide|
*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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
If a candidate completed the SB2042 Credential at CSUSM in the last 5 years, he/she can request to have up to 9 units of coursework approved for transfer. At this time the School of Education does not accept other credential program courses towards our MA in Education.
Once exception is our MA in Special Education, which is a combined credential(s) and master's program.
After you’ve successfully submitted the Cal State Apply application, you will receive an automated confirmation email. Within 2-3 business days, you will then receive an automated email from CSUSM Office of Admissions and Student Outreach titled "Thank you for applying to CSUSM!" with next step instructions.