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Catalog 2021-2022 
Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, MA + Credential

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The Master of Arts in Education (MAE) plus Credential prepares strong education professionals and leaders to have an informed understanding of complex learning; the knowledge and skills to promote such learning; and the disposition to advocate effectively for the learning, living, and growth of students, especially those who bring cultural, linguistic, and other diversity to schools.  The program coursework first prepares educators in their chose credential area (Administrative Services, Elementary Education, or Secondary Education) and provides a pathway to complete the preliminary credential prior to completing the MAE coursework. The program coursework challenges educators to analyze and improve their educational and leadership practices to better serve students with diverse ethnic and linguistic backgrounds, as well as students with special needs.  Educator preparation programs are designed to meet the standards set forth by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for practice in the State of California.  Candidates may be responsible to meet certification requirements beyond coursework.


Students must select on the following Emphases and complete the requirements.

Preliminary Teacher Credential Emphasis  

Education Administration Emphasis  

Learning Outcomes

LO 1 Research

Evaluate, design, and implement ethical educational research to bring change and promote meaningful outcomes for schools and communities.

LO 2 Advanced Learning Theory

Analyze and apply advanced learning theory in education. Evaluate and apply critical research to effectively implement evidence-based practices for diverse learners.

LO 3 Advanced Instruction, Assessment, & Curriculum

Evaluate and apply critical research and ethical practices on culturally sustaining pedagogical, assessment, and curricular approaches to effectively implement evidence-based practices and promote social justice.

LO 4 Leadership

Analyze, evaluate, and apply current research and professional and legal guidelines to leadership models, concepts, and theory in educational organizations to lead effectively and equitably.

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