2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog 
    Nov 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog

Education, M.A.

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The master’s in education is designed for educational professionals interested in deepening their understanding of important issues and developing more effective strategies to meet the needs of students of all ages. The program offers extensive support from colleagues and faculty, a collaborative environment, and a curriculum delivered online (in the evenings) for working professionals. The program is designed to allow students to tailor their work towards developing expertise in an area of interest on a broad array of topics, from improving communication through infant massage to models of teacher leadership in managing schools.

To be admitted candidates must: (1) hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution (or equivalent academic preparation); (2) be in good academic standing at the last university attended; and (3) have a GPA of at least 3.00 in the last 60 semester units (90 quarter units) attempted.

If the bachelor’s degree is from a post-secondary institution where English is not the principal language of instruction, score at least 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Additional information is available on the School of Education website.

Requirements for the Degree (30 units)

Area of Emphasis (12 Units)

Complete an additional 12 units of emphasis courses selected in consultation with an advisor. Up to 12 units of credit earned from elementary education, secondary education and special education post-baccalaureate credential courses or Administrative Services and Adapted Physical Education credential program courses may be used toward the requirement with advisor approval.

Area of Emphasis Courses

Courses can include, but are not limited to the following:

Education, M.A. Program Learning Outcomes

Upon Graduation MA students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate culturally sustaining frameworks and practices to the diverse needs of students, families and educational communities;
  2. develop teaching practice and/or policy reflecting an integrated understanding of human development, equity and social justice, and process of learning that result in safe, positive, and productive educational environments; 
  3. write effectively with authority and clarity regarding their areas of expertise;
  4. develop, validate, and implement research protocols and practice based on practitioner-oriented frameworks such as educational action research and community based participatory action research.

Programs Leading to Licensure and Credentialing

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or taxpayer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees or any associated costs to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from the Office of Academic Affairs, Siemens Hall 216, 707-826-3722.

The California State University has not determined whether its programs meet other states’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students enrolled in a California State University program who are planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether they will meet their state’s requirements for licensure or certification. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).

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