California State University, Long Beach

Policy Statement
98-02
February 19, 1998

Master of Arts in Education
Option in Social and Multicultural
Foundations of Education (code 5-3160)


This option name change and revision was recommended
by the Senate on February 5, 1998
and approved by the President on February 10, 1998.

Students pursuing the option in Educational Foundations receive both traditional and contemporary preparation through specialized, interdisciplinary study. The option is designed for individuals seeking careers in multicultural/multilingual education programs, international and global education, and/or contemporary urban educational environments, or for students interested in further academic study.

Prerequisites

Twenty-four (24) units of advisor approved upper division or graduate level courses in education, ethnic studies, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, liberal studies or other appropriate areas. Among these: A minimum of nine (9) from the following courses (or the equivalent): three (3) units from an ethnic studies or women's studies course (e.g., AIS/ASAM/B/ST/CHLS/W/ST 319); ANTH/W/ST 475); three (3) units from ED P 400 (or an equivalent upper division quantitative methods course); three (3) units from ED P 432/EDEL 430 or ANTH 421/LING 425; Four semesters of a foreign/second language (or the equivalent); Basic computer and internet literacy and e-mail access.

Clear Admission

Meet University and College admission requirements including graduation from an accredited college; Personal interview with coordinator and/or program faculty; Written statement describing previous/professional experience and goals; A minimum grade point average of 2.85 in the last 60 units of course work.

Requirements

A minimum of 30 units of upper division and graduate courses of which a minimum of twenty-one (21) must be at the 500/600 level and a minimum of fifteen (15) units within a specialization.

Core Requirements

A minimum of twelve (12) units; ED P 574 , 575, 576, EDP/LING 595, or EDP 519

Advancement to Candidacy

Writing Proficiency Examination; apply for Advancement prior to completing 9 units of the master's program. Choice of one from the following specializations:

1. International/Global Education

A minimum of fifteen (15) units; nine (9) of which must be from: ED P 582. ED P 583, EDEL/EDSE 530, ED P 672, and six (6) units from advisor approved elective courses related to global/international education, or courses focused on specific global regions, cultures, religions, and/or languages.

2. Language, Literacy and Culture

A minimum of fifteen (15) units; three (3) of which are from: ED P 578/LING 475/575, EDP 589, and nine (9) of which must be from: ANTH 413*, ANTH 530, EDEL/EDSE 540, ED P 573, ED P 577/LING 500, ENG 410/510, LING 460, and three (3) units from advisor approved elective courses related to language, literacy and diversity.

3. Language Minority Education

A minimum of fifteen (15) units from; six (6) of which must be from: ED P 573, ED P 672, and six (6) units of which are from: ED P 454 Development of Communication Skills in Bilingual Contexts (3) ED P 485/LING 485, ED P 578/LING 475/575, LING 486, LING 650, and three (3) units from advisor approved elective courses related to language minority education.

4. Special Concentration

A minimum of fifteen (15) units in an advisor approved specialized area of study. (Suggested areas of specialization include­but are not limited to­education for ethnic/racially/gender specific groups, or populations with special needs; bicultural/bilingual education; or urban education).

Program Requirements

Comprehensive examination; project, or thesis: Three (3) to six (6) units by successfully completing one of the following: Comprehensive Examination and Research Paper: ED P 697 three (3) units (Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy, consent of instructor, department chair and associate dean); or Thesis (ED P 698) for six (6) units (Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy, approval by director, department chair and associate dean); or Project (ED P 699) for a maximum of six (3-6) units (Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy, approval by director, department chair and associate dean).

EFFECTIVE: Fall 1998

Code: 3160 College: 50 Career: G IPEDS (Major) ERSS: 08211 IPEDS (Degree) ERSD: 08211

The MA in Education, Option in Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education (code 5-3162) is closed to new students.