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MA Multilingual & Multicultural Education

Program Overview

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.

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Quick Facts

  • Fully Online
  • Options to earn Bilingual Authorization in Spanish & Advanced certificates in Dual Language and Multicultural Education
  • Part-Time Program: Complete in 3-4 semesters!

Fall 2022 Admissions

Applications open October 1, 2021 with a priority deadline of March 1, 2022.

Please note:  Final Deadline (if we have space available): May 21, 2022.

Fall 2022 Step-by-Step Application Guide

Information Sessions

Learn About the Program!


Nam Nguyen
CEHHS Student Services Advisor

Annette Daoud
Program Coordinator

Graduates of the program will enhance their pedagogy by:

  • Examine critical issues of educational equity, diversity and social justice in classrooms, school and communities
  • Design curriculum that addresses the needs of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Use cultural and linguistic asset-based approaches to improve family engagement in schools

 In addition to an M.A. degree, program graduates can earn:

  • Bilingual Authorization in Spanish to add to their California teaching credential
  • Advanced professional development certificates:
    • Dual Language e
    • Multicultural Education

Fall 2022 Admissions

Applications open October 1, 2021. The priority deadline is March 1, 2022 and admissions will be offered until seats are filled. We encourage applications to submit by the priority deadline as those received afterwards are not guaranteed to be reviewed for admissions.

APPLY NOW! Refer to the Fall 2022 Step-by-Step Application Guide for more information and instructions