The fully-online 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.
Applications open October 1, 2021 with a priority deadline of March 1, 2022.
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Graduates of the program will enhance their pedagogy by:
In addition to an M.A. degree, program graduates can earn:
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 that a student has successfully completed at another institution.
To be considered for Fall 2020 admissions, applicants must submit the online Cal State Apply application by May 31, 2020 along with the $70 application fee.
The Cal State Apply application includes the standard University requirements as well as the School of Education requisite materials that will determine your eligibility for the program.
Note: You do not need to submit a separate supplemental application.
All students in the Master of Arts in Multilingual and Multicultural Education program will complete the Core Coursework for a total of eighteen (18 units), as follows:
Students in the Master of Arts in Multilingual and Multicultural Education program can choose from the following elective courses for a total of twelve (12 units):
Multicultural Education Certificate
Students who choose to take the following courses will earn a Multicultural Education Certificate:
Dual Language Certificate
Students who choose to take the following elective courses will earn a Dual Language Certificate:
Students in the M.A. in Multilingual and Multicultural Education program must complete EDUC 698 - Master’s Culminating Experience Seminar (3 units) as part of the culminating experience for Master’s study. The culminating experience may be a thesis, a project, or a comprehensive examination. Master’s candidates must demonstrate they can analyze and synthesize research and evidence-based practices in the field of multicultural and multilingual education. Master’s candidates are encouraged to work collaboratively and may choose from a variety of forms to present their work.
All coursework will earn a letter grade. A grade-point average of 3.0 must be maintained and any grade of less than a B- will be subject to review.
Students need to fulfill the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement – Graduate Level before advancing to candidacy. Please refer to Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement – Graduate Level for more information regarding this requirement.
Students graduating with a Master of Arts in Multilingual and Multicultural Education will master the following program student learning outcomes: