Master of Arts in Education - Career and Technical Education Option

Master of Arts in Education

The M.A. in education with an option in bilingual/crosscultural education is designed to give advanced training to personnel involved in bilingual programs in grades K-12. The program should also meet the needs of community college personnel who are involved in the training of classroom aides and other paraprofessionals.

The M.A. in education with an option in career and technical education is designed to provide advanced and specialized education to personnel working in a variety of settings related to vocational education such as secondary, postsecondary and private schools. The program should also meet the requirements for leadership positions in these facilities.

The M.A. in education with an option in curriculum and instruction is designed for both elementary and secondary teachers. The program provides opportunities for teachers to gain expertise and knowledge in subject matter content and pedagogy or to teach gifted and talented students.

The M.A. in education with an option in environmental education is designed to prepare individuals to teach environmental education effectively in indoor and outdoor settings and to all grade/age levels and enables graduates to assume leadership in environmental education in schools, nature centers, and other interpretative situations. Admission to the program requires teaching experience, but not a teaching credential.

The M.A. in education with an option in holistic and integrative education is a program for creative educators in a nontraditional format emphasizing educational innovation, integrative learning, and meaning-centered learning.

The M.A. in education with an option in instructional technology is designed to meet the needs of technology professionals in schools and other education related settings, as well as business settings. The program has two emphases: research and design/development.

The M.A. in education with an option in reading/language arts meets the needs of the candidate who is interested in increasing skills in the effective teaching of reading/language arts. The program is competency based and places emphasis on the models and methods that enhance the strategic processing of language arts.

The M.A. in education with an option in teacher leadership has been developed in collaboration with Academic Partnerships, an entity that has a proven track record of marketing innovative online education programs with established institutions of higher learning.

The M.A. in education with an option in science education meets the needs of the candidate who is interested in developing her/his pedagogical content knowledge in the teaching and learning of science and develop his/her background to become a science education leader in their school, district, or region. The program also provides the opportunity to increase the candidate's content knowledge in science.

The M.A. in education with an option in special education will provide advanced preparation for teaching individuals with disabilities, and will provide training for those persons interested in administrative positions or leadership positions in special education.

The M.A. in education with an option in teaching English to speakers of other languages prepares educators to meet the needs of English language learners in K-12 classrooms in the United States and abroad. The teaching of English around the world is one of the fastest-growing international professions and offers worldwide English teaching opportunities to qualified graduates. Courses in ESL teaching methods and supervised fieldwork opportunities provide a broad overview of theories of language acquisition and social cultural influences on language learning, and strengthen the mastery of classroom techniques.

Requirements (45 units)

Program Code: CTED

Admission to the Program

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Prior to being admitted to the Master of Arts program in the College of Education, applicants must be admitted to the university as an unclassified graduate student. Application for admission to the university should be made at least three months prior to the date the applicant would like to begin taking courses.

Advancement to Candidacy

In order to be formally advanced to candidacy, applicants must have:

  1. Been accepted to the College of Education as a classified graduate student;
  2. Completed the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  3. Filed an approved graduate program form for completion of the degree.

As the Career and Technical Education core consists of three sequential courses: ECTS 637, ECTS 638 and ECTS 639, students should start with the EDUC 306 writing requirement, then complete Emphasis areas and the Education core courses, EDUC 603, EDUC 605 and EDUC 607.

Requirements for Graduation

  1. A minimum of 45 quarter units of acceptable work, with 32 completed in residence at this university;
  2. A minimum of 22 units of credit taken after a student has been advanced to candidacy for the degree;
  3. A grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in course work taken to satisfy the Master of Arts degree requirements and grades of "C" (2.0) or better in all courses in the program;
  4. Registration and successful completion of a master's degree project (EDUC 600) or comprehensive examination (ECTS 999);
  5. The graduation writing requirement is met upon successful completion of the master's degree project or comprehension examination;
  6. Any additional general requirements not cited above and listed in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements.

A satisfactory project is one which can be reported in the form of a paper and/or through other media. The project proposal must be approved by the student's advisor and one other professor in the College of Education and submitted in an approved format. Further information is available from the College of Education regarding an approved format for the project proposal and project.

Students will be encouraged to present projects in a variety of media. The purpose of the project is for the student to communicate ideas gained in research, experimentation and creative endeavors; therefore, students should not feel bound to the traditional forms. All projects will be planned in consultation with the student's advisor. The program may not include more than 13 quarter units in approved extension and transfer courses from other colleges. California State University, San Bernardino will not consider for transfer credit course work from an institution which will not accept that work in its own advanced degree program.

Degree Requirements (45 units)

EDUC 603Effective Communication in Education4
EDUC 605Foundations of Education4
EDUC 607Introduction to Educational Research4
ECTS 519Computer Applications for Career and Technical Educators4
ECTS 637Foundations of Career and Technical Studies4
ECTS 638Critical Issues for the Career and Technical Educator4
ECTS 639Professional Competencies in Career and Technical Studies4
ECTS 640B-DTopics in Education2
Successful completion of Track A or Track B:15
Track A:
Masters Degree
Eleven units from one of the following emphasis areas.
Track B:
Comprehensive Examination
15 units from one of the following emphasis areas.
Total Units45

Counseling

ECLG 650Career Counseling4
Remaining units of electives approved by the candidate's advisor. This course work may also be applied (where appropriate) toward the Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling.

Curriculum Development

EDCI 620School Curriculum4
Remaining units of electives approved by the candidate's advisor.

Educational Computing

ETEC 546Computer Based Technology in Education II4
Remaining units of electives approved by the candidate's advisor. This course work may also be applied (where appropriate) toward the Certificate in Educational Computing.

Educational Technology

ETEC 544Design and Development of Instructional Materials I4
Remaining units of electives approved by the candidate's advisor. This course work may also be applied (where appropriate) toward the Certificate in Educational Technology.

School Administration

EADM 601Educational Leadership and Ethics4
Remaining units of electives approved by the candidate's advisor. This course work may also be applied (where appropriate) toward the Administrative Services Preliminary credential.

Special Education

ESPE 530Introduction to Special Education4
Remaining units of electives approved by the candidate's advisor.

Supervision and Coordination

ECTS 508Organization and Structure of Career and Technical Programs4
ECTS 509Personnel Management in Career and Technical Programs4
ECTS 510Field Work in Coordination and Supervision of Career and Technical Programs4
Remaining units of electives approved by the candidate's advisor. This course work may also be applied (where appropriate) toward the Supervision and Coordination of Designated Subjects Program credential.