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MA Multilingual & Multicultural Education

Apply by May 31, 2020!

Program Overview

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.

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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
    • Multicultural Education


 *The M.A. in Multilingual & Multicultural Education has received campus approval for implementation in Academic Year 2020-21, but is pending official authorization by the Office of the Chancellor of the California State University.

Project ACCEPT

Start this degree in Fall 2020, and Project ACCEPT will provide a partial reimbursement if you earn a CSUSM Dual Language Certificate while in the program


Nam Nguyen
CEHHS Student Services Advisor

Annette Daoud
Program Coordinator