Master of Arts in Education - Kinesiology 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.

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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 (46 units)

Program Code: EKIN

The M.A. in Education with an option in Kinesiology is designed for people with an undergraduate degree in kinesiology with a specialization in pedagogy or a closely related field, such as physical education, who have professional teaching experience in a public school or associated community agency setting. Includes preparing professionals in effective teaching behaviors, curriculum theory, and leadership skills necessary to lead school districts and community agencies in the development, implementation and evaluation of model pedagogical kinesiology programs for children, teens and young adults as well as the coordination of health-related physical education programs in public school settings and advocacy for a life-long physical activity across the life-span.

Admission to the Program

In addition to the general requirements of the university, specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:

  1. A valid teaching credential, teaching experience or related experience;
  2. An undergraduate major in kinesiology and physical education or related discipline;
  3. Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  4. Three letters of recommendation, to be evaluated by faculty members in the program.
    Students who do not meet these criteria may be admitted as conditionally classified graduate students. Change to classified standing can be made only with approval of the College of Education and the Department of Kinesiology. No more than 20 quarter units may be used to demonstrate fitness to complete the program.

Advancement to Candidacy

In order to be advanced to candidacy, a student must have:

  1. Achieved classified standing;
  2. Completed at least 16 quarter units of acceptable course work at this university, with the approval of the advisors and with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 ("B"). At least eight units must be in kinesiology, and four units in education;
    Note: Between the time of completing 15 units and 23 units of applicable course work the student is required to apply for advancement to candidacy.
  3. Satisfactorily completed EDUC 605 and EDUC 607;
  4. Secured the approval of candidacy from the College of Education and the Department of Kinesiology;
  5. Filed an approved graduate program for completion of the degree. This must be prepared in consultation with advisors in the College of Education and in the Department of Kinesiology and approved by the college, the department and the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Each student will have an advisor from the College of Education and one from the Department of Kinesiology. Dual signatures are necessary for registration for the initial quarter.

Requirements for Graduation

  1. A minimum of 46 quarter units of acceptable graduate-level work, with 33 completed in residence at this university;
  2. At least 23 quarter 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. Six specified courses in education and seven courses in kinesiology;
  5. Successful completion of the following:
    EDUC 600 Masters Degree (4 s.h.)
    A satisfactory project is one which can be reported in the form of a paper and/or through other media. 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 traditional forms. All projects will be planned in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Kinesiology. The project proposal and the project must be approved by the Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Kinesiology and submitted in an approved format.
    The program may not include more than 13 quarter units in extension and transfer credit 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 (46 units)

EDUC 603Effective Communication in Education4
EDUC 605Foundations of Education4
EDUC 607Introduction to Educational Research4
ESEC 506PCurriculum and Instruction in the Content Areas: Physical Education4
KINE 600Graduate Seminar2
KINE 623Sport and Social Issues4
KINE 624Sport Psychology4
KINE 630Physical Education for Special Populations4
KINE 670Leadership in Physical Education4
KINE 681Exercise and Sport Science4
KINE 685Analysis of Human Movement4
Culminating Experience:
EDUC 600Masters Degree4
Total Units46