ProfessorsAvani, Blomberg, Flores, Fox, Phillips
Associate ProfessorsCancino, Cooks, Irvine, Kysh
Assistant ProfessorsBloom, Fan, Watanabe
M.A. in Education: Concentration in Secondary Education
M.A. in Education: Concentration in Mathematics Education
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 the study of teaching and learning in their subject area and 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. The aim of this program is to improve educators' effectiveness as teachers, leaders, and educational scholars and to contribute to the knowledge base for teaching and learning.
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.
Flexibility in the selection of courses from secondary education and related fields allows for a wide range of individual interests. The program offers each candidate a thorough grounding in responsive education that is sensitive to the needs of the working professional. Evening and summer courses are offered.
Career possibilities for middle and 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 school teachers are excellent, particularly for those with specialized middle level training
The Master of Arts in Education: Secondary Education is open to all qualified teachers. All applicants must hold bachelor's degrees from accredited universities. Additional entrance requirements include:
Admission to the MA in Education: Concentration in Secondary Education program is a two-step process that should be completed simultaneously:
A limited number of students not meeting the 3.0 GPA may be admitted conditionally, particularly applicants who have been identified as highly promising or particularly talented teachers.
Level One: must be met before enrolling in S ED 850; met by passing the Graduate Essay Test (GET) or the writing component of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Level Two: satisfied by successfully completing the master’s field study (S ED 895) or thesis (S ED 898.)
Courses are 3 units unless otherwise indicated. On-line course descriptions are available.
|ISED 797||Seminar in Educational Research||3|
|S ED 850
S ED 865
| Research Seminar: Critical Issues in Secondary Education
Research Seminar: Critical Issues in Middle Level Education
|S ED 895
S ED 898
|Electives in secondary education approved by graduate major adviser||9|
|Related or distributed field (selected on approval of graduate major adviser)||12|
Early in the semester prior to enrollment in either S ED 895 or S ED 898, the student must submit his/her Graduate Approved Program (GAP), the Proposal for Culminating Experience, and the Human Subjects Protocol forms. Enrollment in these courses is contingent upon approval.
Up to twelve units of course work in secondary education completed to satisfy the requirements of the Single Subject Credential program may be used to fulfill the requirements for the Master of Arts, as long as they were taken within the seven-year time limit for the master's degree. Credential courses that may be counted as electives or as "related or distributed field" courses include S ED 701, 720, 759, 769, 778, 780, 781, 785, 790, 800. Student teaching and the associated seminars. S ED 710, 751, 752, may not be counted. Curriculum and instruction courses taken in other departments may be counted.
Admission to the Master of Arts in Education: Concentration in Mathematics Education is based upon:
Admission to the graduate program is a two-step process that should be completed simultaneously:
|Units selected from upper division or graduate mathematics courses with adviser approval. The following, or similar, courses are recommended:||12|
|MATH 300||History of Mathematics|
|MATH 301||Exploration and Proof|
|MATH 324||Probability and Statistics|
|MATH 325||Linear Algebra|
|MATH 475||Capstone Course for Teaching Emphasis|
|MATH 575||Mathematics in the Middle School Classroom I|
|MATH 576||Mathematics in Middle Schools II|
|MATH 577||Mathematics in Middle Schools III (4)|
|MATH 578||Mathematics in the High School|
|S ED 761||School Mathematics: Problem Solving||3|
|S ED 796||Analyzing Cases of Mathematics Teaching||3|
|S ED 856||Assessing Mathematical Thinking||3|
|S ED 807||Leadership Development Seminar in Mathematics Education||3|
|ISED 797||Seminar in Educational Research||3|
|S ED 895||Field Study||3|
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