ProfessorsDuggins, Flores, Fox, House, Lepire, O'Sullivan, Phillips, Roberts, Silverman, M.L.
Assistant ProfessorsAninao, Blomberg, Bloom
M.A. in Education: Concentration in Secondary Education
Certificate in Middle/Junior High School Studies
Master of Arts in Education: Concentration in Secondary Education. The Master of Arts is uniquely designed to provide experienced teachers with new perspectives and challenges that will result in practical pedagogic outcomes. The program affords teachers the opportunity to pursue special interests such as urban education, multi-cultural education, implications of social and technological change for teaching, adolescent values, middle school education, mathematics education, science education, and alternative education. One aim of this program is to improve educators' effectiveness as teachers, leaders, and educational scholars as well as to contribute to the knowledge base for teaching and learning.
Relevancy is an important element of the master's program. The Secondary Education Department offers several course options for teachers to select from in order to meet individual interests. A thorough grounding in responsive education that is sensitive to the needs of the working professional is offered for each candidate. For those teaching, evening and summer classes are offered.
Graduate study for this degree may be combined with programs leading to the Reading Specialist or Bilingual Specialist Credentials.
Students are urged to observe the general requirements in this Bulletin as well as the specific departmental requirements stated here and in the special bulletins available from the department upon request.
Certificate in Middle/Junior High School Studies. The certificate identifies the holder as a specialist in middle level education and as a desirable candidate for teaching positions over a broad age range. Earning the certificate improves the qualifications of holders of other teaching credentials for teaching positions in middle level schools. (The completion of this certificate does not fulfill the requirements for teacher credentialing in the State of California.) The certificate program forms an acceptable area of emphasis within the M.A. in Elementary Education or Secondary Education and may be acceptable as a related field in other degree programs.
Career possibilities for high school teachers are variable, with a particularly good outlook for mathematics and science teachers and for teachers who are bilingual in Spanish and/or one or more Asian languages.
Career possibilities for middle/junior high school teachers are excellent particularly for those with specialized middle level training.
Graduate AdvisersAninao, Lepire
The Master of Arts in Education: Secondary Education is open to all qualified teachers. All admittees must hold bachelor's degrees from accredited universities and, with the exception of students jointly enrolled in the alternative/employed teachers' program, hold teaching credentials. Entrance requirements include: a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted (compared to the university requirement of 2.5) and an interview by the graduate coordinator and/or other graduate advisers. Current department policies also allow a small number of students lacking the 3.0 GPA to be admitted conditionally, particularly applicants who have been identified as highly promising or particularly talented teachers. In addition to academic competence, the latter characteristics are considered priority criteria for admission.
Level One: met by successfully demonstrating written competence in papers submitted in required course work. Level Two: satisfied by demonstration of English competency on the final project in S ED 895 or in S ED 898.
Online course descriptions are available. The following upper division courses are acceptable on the Graduate Approved Program: S ED 621, 631, 644, 699.
|ISED 797||Seminar in Educational Research||3|
|S ED 850||Advanced Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary School||3|
|S ED 895||Field Study or||3|
|S ED 898||Master's Thesis|
|Electives in secondary education approved by graduate major adviser||9|
|Related or distributed field (selected upon approval of graduate major adviser)||12|
Applicants must hold a valid California teaching credential or be currently enrolled in a credential program and must satisfy all requirements for post-baccalaureate admission to the university.
Before completing the certificate in middle level studies the candidate must demonstrate an appropriate level of writing competency. This may be done in one of two ways after faculty advisement: (1) examples of writing done during course work, or (2) by passing an individual or departmental examination.
|E ED/S ED 865||Seminar in Middle Level Education||3|
|E ED/S ED 866||The Early Adolescent in School||3|
|E ED/S ED 867||Curriculum of the Middle Level School||3|
|S ED 760||Advanced Field Practicum||3|
|Total for certificate||12|
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