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Program Requirements

MA in Education
This is a unique opportunity to work on educational issues to tailor a degree program to your individual academic interests. Examples include social justice in education, advanced studies in special education, ELL, environmental education, educational technology, child development, and early childhood education.

Core Courses: 20 units
Area of emphasis: 9 units
Thesis preparation; 3 units
Total: 32 units

Program Requirements

Students accepted into the MA Ed degree program must complete the following:

  • EDUC 610 / (604) - Education in Society (3 units)
  • EDUC 620 / (633) - Pedagogy: Practice and Research  (3 units)
  • EDUC 630 / (650) - Educational Psychology (2 units)
  • EDUC 640 - Assessment (3 units)
  • EDUC 645 - Academic Writing for Graduate Students (2 units)
  • EDUC 655 - Educational Research (3 units).
  • EDUC 688 - Mixed-Methods in Education (4 units)
  • 9 units of area of emphasis courses selected in consultation with an advisor
  • 3 units Thesis/Project
  • Total Units: 32

MA/Educational Leadership (Administrative Credential)
Educators enrolled in the Level I Educational Leadership credential program may earn both a Level I credential and an MA Ed. Students must have completed three years of successful full-time teaching to be admitted to the Level I Administrative Services Credential Program.

Core courses: 11-12 units
Educational Leadership Credential: 24 units
Thesis preparation: 3 units
Total: 38-39 units

For students earning a combined M.A. Ed. and a Level I Administrative Services Credential, the following courses must be completed in addition to all credential coursework:

  • EDUC 645 - Academic Writing  (2 units)
  • EDUC 655 - Educational Research (3 units)
  • EDUC 688 - Mixed-Methods in Education (4 units)
  • Three units of thesis or project preparation (EDUC 690 or EDUC 692)

And one of the following selected in consultation with your advisor:

  • EDUC 610 - Education in Society (3 units)
  • EDUC 620 - Pedagogy:  Practice and Research (3 units)
  • EDUC 630 - Educational Psychology (2 units), or
  • EDUC 640 - Assessment (3 units).

Additional Resources

For additional questions, consult with your graduate coordinator or the staff in Research and Graduate Sudies. The Graduate Student Hanbook also provides additional guidance.

Graduate Coordinator School of Education

Eric Van Duzer
evv1@humboldt.edu
707-826-3726

Graduate Studies Office

Siemens Hall Room 217
707-826-3949
hsugrad@humboldt.edu

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