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MA Education

Catalog id : 0249
 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

9 Months
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 Tuition fee

31011.74 USD
15909.74 USD

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International 110 USD
National 90 USD
The Department of Economics
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)85
TOEFL-PBT (min)560
GRE (avg)315
GMAT (avg)704

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About this course

Areas of study:

  • The M.A. emphases in divisions 2 through 5 are the following:
  • Human Development and Psychology. Developmental studies in education and learning, and instruction.
  • Higher Education and Organizational Change. Education training, public policy analysis, research in higher education, and teaching in higher education.
  • Social Research Methodology. Applied statistics and psychometrics, quantitative and qualitative research, evaluation methodology, and economic analysis.
  • Social Sciences and Comparative Education. Philosophical/historical studies in education, cultural studies in education, race and ethnic studies in education, comparative/international studies in education.
  • Curricular Divisions. Students contact the Office of Student Services regarding faculty member(s) to be consulted with respect to enrollment and research opportunities and/or course sequencing in each division or emphasis field.
  • Division 1: Urban Schooling. Education 220A, 229, 237, 242, 246A, 262B, 262H, 262J, 264, 272, 275, 276, 277, 279, 284, 290.
  • Division 2: Human Development and Psychology. Education 205, 212A, 212B, 217A, 217B, 217D, 433A, 433B.
  • Division 3: Higher Education and Organizational Change. Education C209A, 209C, 209D, 221, 234, 235, 238, 239, 249B, 250A, 250B, 250C, 259A, 261F, 263.
  • Division 4: Social Research Methodology. Education 202, 211A, 211B, 218,  222A, 222B, 222C, 222D, 226, 230A, 230B, 230C, 231A, M231B, 231C, 231D, M231E, 233, 255A, 255B, 255C, 411.
  • Division 5: Social Sciences and Comparative Education. Education 200A, 204A, 204B, 204C, 204D, 204E, 206A, 208A, 208C, 252B, M253A, 253B, 253C, 253E, 253G, M266, 268, 270, 274, 282, 283.
  • Academic Interinstitutional Programs. Formal discontinuance pending.
  • Special Studies. Education 288, 296A, 296B, 296C, 299A, 299B, 299C, 375, 498A, 498B, 498C, 499A, 499B, 499C, 596, 597, 598, 599.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • The general requirement for admission for a U.S. student is a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from the University of California. A scholastic average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better is required or its equivalent if the letter grade system is not used—for the last 60 semester units or last 90 quarter units of undergraduate study and in any post-baccalaureate study.
  • Degrees which are not considered comparable include those granted on the basis of work completed at institutions which are not fully accredited and those granted on the basis of non-academic prior learning, test scores, or other than organized supervised coursework in academic subjects.
  • An international student whose post-secondary education is completed outside of the U.S. is expected to hold a degree representing completion of at least four years of study with above average scholarship from a university or university-level institution.
  • Minimum scores in TOEFL(on the paper and pencil test must be at least 560 or at least 87 on the internet-based test.) and IELTS(7.0)

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Course Modules

The candidate will be offered the following graduate courses

  • 200A. Historical Research and Writing
  • 200B. Survey Research Methods in Education
  • 200C. Analysis of Survey Data in Education
  • 200D. Research Methods: Special Topics
  • M201C. History of American Education
  • 202. Evaluation Theory
  • C203. Educational Anthropology
  • 204A. Introduction to Education and Social Sciences
  • 204B. Introduction to Comparative Education
  • 204C. Education and National Development
  • 204D. Minority Education in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • 204E. International Efforts in Education
  • 204F. Nonformal Education in Comparative Perspective
  • 205. Computers in Educational Process
  • 206A. Philosophy of Education: Introduction
  • C207. Politics of Education
  • 208A. Perspectives on Sociology of Education
  • 208B. (Im)migrant Youth, Ethnography, and Education
  • 208C. Explanation in Social Sciences and Educational Research
  • C209A. History of Higher Education
  • 209C. Research and Evaluation in Higher Education
  • 210. Education as Profession: Theory, Research, and Practice
  • 211A. Educational and Psychological Measurement: Underlying Theory and Practice
  • 211B. Educational and Psychological Measurement: Generalizability Theory
  • 211C. Advanced Item Response Theory
  • 212A. Learning and Education
  • 212B. Motivation and Affect in Educative Process
  • 213C. Group Counseling Theory and Process
  • 213D. Assessment in Counseling and Student Affairs
  • 214A. Counseling Theory and Practice
  • 214C. American Professoriate: Faculty Status, Role, and Performance
  • 214E. Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • 214F. Student Problems: Social Context
  • M215. Personality, Motivation, and Attribution
  • 216. Counseling Models from Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • 217A. Social Development and Education
  • 217B. Cognitive Development and Education
  • M217C. Personality Development and Education
  • 217D. Language Development and Education
  • 217E. Emerging into Adulthood
  • M217F. Adolescent Development
  • M217G. Child Abuse and Neglect
  • M217H. Child Abuse and Neglect
  • M217I. Child Abuse and Neglect
  • 218. Measurement of Educational Achievement and Aptitude
  • 219. Laboratory: Advanced Topics in Research Methodology
  • 220A. Inquiry into Schooling: Organization and Change
  • 221. Computer Analyses of Empirical Data in Education
  • 222A. Introduction to Qualitative Methods and Design Issues in Educational Research
  • 222B. Participant-Observation Field Methods
  • 222C. Qualitative Data Reduction and Analysis
  • 222D. Qualitative Inquiry: Special Topics
  • 223. Procedural Issues in Evaluation
  • 224. Problems and Issues in Bilingual and Multicultural Education
  • 225A. Issues in Education of Exceptional Individuals
  • 225B. Advanced Issues in Education of Exceptional Individuals
  • 226. Seminar: Special Topics in Writing, Rhetoric, and Educational Methodology
  • 227A. Research on Learning Characteristics of Exceptional Individuals
  • 227B. Research on Cognitive and Language Characteristics of Exceptional Individuals
  • 227C. Research on Behavioral and Social Characteristics of Exceptional Individuals
  • 228. Observation Methods and Longitudinal Studies
  • 229. Seminar: Special Topics in Urban Schooling
  • 230A. Introduction to Research Design and Statistics
  • 230AL. Introduction to Research Design and Statistics: Computer Laboratory
  • 230B. Linear Statistical Models in Social Science Research: Multiple Regression Analysis
  • 230BL. Linear Statistical Models: Computer Laboratory
  • 230C. Linear Statistical Models in Social Science Research: Analysis of Designed Experiments
  • 230CL. Linear Statistical Models for Experimental Research: Computer Laboratory
  • 230X. Applied Reserach Design and Statistics for Social Sciences
  • 231A. Toolkit for Quantitative Methods Research
  • M231B. Factor Analysis
  • 231BL. Factor Analysis: Computer Laboratory
  • 231C. Analysis of Categorical and Other Nonnormal Data
  • 231D. Advanced Quantitative Models in Nonexperimental Research: Multilevel Analysis
  • M231E. Statistical Analysis with Latent Variables
  • 231EL. Latent Variable Modeling: Computer Laboratory
  • 232. Instructional Analysis
  • 233. Professional Writing in Education
  • 234. Critical Perspectives on Economic Approaches to Education
  • 235. Comparative Political Economy of Education and Skills
  • 236. Human Abilities
  • 237. Law and Urban Education
  • 238. Cross-National Analysis of Higher Education
  • 239. Organization and Governance of Educational Systems
  • 240. Immigrant Children and Education
  • 241. Research Methodology in School Administration
  • 243. Reflection on Methods in Social Sciences
  • C244. Theory and Practice of Intergroup Dialogue: Building Facilitation Skills
  • 245. Seminar: Cost-Benefit Analysis in Education
  • 246A. Decision Analysis and Advanced Computer Methods for Educational Policy and Planning
  • 247. Special Topics in Law and Educational Policy
  • 248. Seminar: Special Topics in Child Development and Education
  • 250A. Fundamentals of U.S Higher Education System
  • 250B. Organizational Analysis of Higher Education
  • 250C. Theoretical Frameworks of Higher Education
  • 252A. Seminar: Educational Organizations
  • 252B. Educational Enterprise
  • M253A. Seminar: Current Problems in Comparative Education
  • 253B. Seminar: African Education
  • 253C. Seminar: Asian Education
  • 253D. Seminar: Latin American Education
  • 253E. Seminar: European Education
  • 253F. Seminar: Education in Revolutionary Societies
  • 253G. Seminar: Asian Americans and Education
  • 253H. Seminar: Chicanos/Hispanics and Education
  • 253I. Education and Social Change in Middle East and Islamic World
  • 254. Seminar: History of Education
  • 255A. Seminar: Special Topics -- Measurement
  • 255B. Seminar: Special Topics -- Design
  • 255C. Seminar: Special Topics -- Data Analysis
  • 256B. Seminar: Special Topics in Development
  • 257. Seminar: Research in Counseling Psychology
  • 258A. Seminar: Problems in Instructional Research
  • 258B. Seminar: Problems in Instructional Development
  • 259. Administration of International Programs in Higher Education
  • 260. Seminar: Principles of Curriculum and Instruction
  • 261E. Higher Education Seminar: Diversity Issues and Research Perspectives
  • 261F. Seminar: Cognitive and Personal Development of College Students
  • 262B. Seminar: Reading
  • 262F. Seminar: Research Topics in Bilingual/Multicultural Education
  • 263. Seminar: Higher Education
  • 264. Seminar: Teacher Education
  • 265. Higher Education Policy
  • M266. Feminist Theory and Social Sciences Research
  • 267. Seminar: Educational Technology
  • 268. Theorizing Reading: Rhetorics of Academic Discourse
  • 269. Representations of Eduation in Cinema
  • 270. Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • 271A. Proseminar: Educational Psychology
  • 272. Case-Study Research in Education Policy and Practice
  • 273A. Structure and Dynamics of Educational System
  • 273B. Social Foundations of Education
  • 274. Science, Technology, and Social Research after Eurocentrism
  • 275. Race and Education
  • 276. Contemporary Theories of Writing
  • 277. Language in Classroom
  • CM278. Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Theory and Production
  • CM278L. Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Laboratory
  • 279. History of Urban Schooling
  • 280A. Seminar: Selected Topics in Special Education
  • 280B. Seminar: Exceptional Individuals
  • 281. College Access Seminar
  • 282. Students at Risk: Reconsideration
  • 283. Social Research in Multicultural and Postcolonial World
  • 284. Critical Theory in Education: Power, Politics, and Liberation
  • M285. Culture, Brain, and Development Forum
  • M286. Culture, Brain, and Development
  • 287. Research on Language Issues in Education
  • 288. Research Apprenticeship Course
  • M289A. Immigration, Racial Change, and Education in 21st-Century Metropolis
  • M289B. Immigration, Racial Change, and Education in 21st-Century Metropolis
  • 290. Educational Policy Analysis: Research, Theory, and Practice
  • M294A. High School Reform: Persisting Failure, Urgent Challenges
  • M294B. High School Reform: Persisting Failure, Urgent Challenges
  • 295. Freire
  • 296A. Seminar: Research Topics in Education
  • 296B. Seminar: Research Topics in Education
  • 296C. Seminar: Research Topics in Education
  • 296D. Seminar: Research Topics in Education
  • 296E. Seminar: Research Topics in Education
  • 296F. Seminar: Research Topics in Education
  • 296G. Research Topics in Education: Legal Aspects of Educational Management
  • 296H. Research Topics in Education: Organizational Theory
  • 296I. Theory in Educational Inquiry
  • 296J. Introduction to Survey Research Methods
  • 296K. Research Design
  • M297. Interdisciplinary Relationship Science
  • M298A. Relationship Science Forum
  • M298B. Relationship Science Forum
  • M298C. Relationship Science Forum
  • 299A. Research Practicum: Education
  • 299B. Research Practicum: Education
  • 299C. Research Practicum: Education
  • 300. Dissertation Writing Workshop: Interdivisional Seminar
  • 301. Introduction to Information and Presentation Tools
  • 305. Health Education for Teachers
  • 309. Methodologies for English Language Learners
  • 310. Professional Communication for Graduate Students in Education
  • 311. Principles and Methods of Computer Literacy and Classroom Application -- K-12
  • 312. Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction
  • 314A. Principles and Methods for Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership in Mathematics
  • 315. Principles and Methods for Teaching Reading for Multiple Subject Instruction
  • 315B. Elementary Literacy Methods
  • 316A. Principles and Methods for Teaching Reading for Single Subject Instruction
  • 316B. Principles and Methods for Teaching Reading for Single Subject Instruction
  • 318A. Integrated Methods for Elementary Teachers
  • 318B. Integrated Methods for Elementary Teachers
  • 318C. Integrated Methods for Elementary Teachers
  • 319. Mathematics Methods
  • 320A. Secondary Content and Literacy Methods
  • 320B. Secondary Content and Literacy Methods
  • 320C. Secondary Content and Literacy Methods
  • 321. Secondary Content and Literacy Methods in Ethnic Studies
  • 327. Principles and Methods for Teaching Spanish Effectively
  • 328. Principles and Methods for Teaching Mandarin Effectively
  • 330A. Observation and Participation
  • 330B. Student Teaching
  • 330C. Student Teaching
  • 330D. Classroom Residency and Teaching
  • 360A. Novice Seminar
  • 360B. Novice Seminar
  • 360C. Novice Seminar
  • 375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum
  • 390A. Colloquium Series: Psychological Studies in Education
  • 390B. Colloquium Series: Psychological Studies in Education
  • 400. Foundations of Education Policy Analysis
  • 401. Structure and Functions of Schools as Complex Organizations
  • 402. Curriculum Principles and Practices
  • 403. Infant-Toddler Child Development and Care
  • 404. Early Childhood Curriculum Approaches
  • 405A. Teaching in Urban Schools: Exploring Communities
  • 405B. Teaching in Urban Schools: Exploring Identities
  • 405C. Teaching in Urban Schools: Exploring Family-School Connections
  • 406. Social Foundations and Cultural Diversity in American Education
  • 406B. Social Foundations and Cultural Diversity in American Education: Ethnic Studies Emphasis
  • 407. Psychological Foundations of Education
  • 408B. Language and Culture: Latino/Latina Emphasis
  • 408C. Language and Culture: Asian American Emphasis
  • 408D. Language and Culture: African American Emphasis
  • 408U. Language and Culture: General Topics
  • 409. Language Structure, Acquisition, and Development
  • 410A. Issues in Higher Education and K-12
  • .410B. Issues in Higher Education and K-12
  • 411. Procedural Issues in Evaluation
  • 412. Why Research Matters to Student Affairs Practice
  • 413A. Language and Culture
  • 413B. Methodology for Primary Language Instruction
  • 413B. Methodology for Primary Language Instruction
  • 413C. Culture of Emphasis
  • 413C. Culture of Emphasis
  • 414A. Student Affairs Practice and Theory
  • 414B. Legal and Ethical Issues in Student Affairs
  • 414C. College Student Counseling
  • 414D. Career Development and Interventions in Colleges
  • 414E. Administration of Student Affairs
  • 415A. Assessment in Counseling Psychology
  • 415B. Advanced Assessment in Counseling Psychology
  • 416. Program Development and Planning in Student Affairs
  • 417. Program Evaluation and Assessment in Student Affairs
  • 418. Group Dynamics in Student Affairs
  • 419. Introduction to Research in Student Affairs
  • 420A. Principles of Curriculum
  • 421A. Programs and Research in Early Childhood Education
  • 421D. Parents and Community Agents in Child Development
  • 421F. Issues in Application of Child Development and Educational Research to Social Policy
  • 422. Inquiry into Schooling: Basic Issues
  • 423. Humanistic Curriculum
  • 424A. Social Studies in Curriculum
  • 424B. Reading in Curriculum
  • 424G. Curriculum Design for Bilingual Education
  • 425. Principles for Teaching Exceptional Individuals
  • 426A. Program Development and Program Evaluation in Student Affairs
  • 426B. Program Development and Program Evaluation in Student Affairs
  • 431A. Administration in Higher Education
  • 431B. Curriculum and Instruction in Higher Education
  • 432. Seminar: Professional Topics in Higher Education
  • 433A. Design of Learning Environments
  • 433B. Development of Educational Media
  • 440C. Administration of Instructional Programs
  • 441A. Instructional Supervision A
  • 441B. Instructional Supervision B
  • 442B. Legal Aspects of Educational Management and Practice
  • 443. Policy Analysis in Education
  • 444B. Equality of Educational Opportunity through Desegregation and Finance Case Law
  • 447. Seminar: Educational Policy and Planning, Special Studies
  • 448A. Urban School Leadership
  • 448B. Urban Leadership Laboratory
  • 450. Leadership Capacity Building
  • 451. Foundations of Organizations and Leadership
  • 452A. Educational Enterprise
  • 452B. Educational Enterprise
  • 453. Technology in Education: Learning and Leading with Technology
  • 454A. Action Research: Collaboration in Change
  • 454B. Action Research: Collaboration in Change
  • 455. Writing and Inquiry
  • 456. Altering Structure and Culture of Schooling
  • 457. Student Development across K-16 Spectrum
  • 458A. Practicum: Dissertation
  • 458B. Practicum: Dissertation
  • 458C. Practicum: Dissertation
  • 460. Seminar: Special Issues in Evaluation
  • 462. Seminar: Community College
  • 466. Critical Media Literacy: Teaching Youth to Critically Read and Create Media
  • 470A. Seminar: Large Systems and Individual Schools
  • 470B. Seminar: Educational Government
  • 481. Knowledge and Inquiry in Classroom
  • 482A. Instructional Strategies in Urban Education: Technology
  • 482B. Instructional Strategies in Urban Education: English Language Learners
  • 482C. Instructional Strategies in Urban Education: Special Populations
  • 482D. Instructional Strategies in Urban Education: Visual and Performing Arts
  • 485. Advanced Study of Health Education
  • 489. Instructional Strategies in Education
  • 490A. Instructional Decision Making
  • 491. Curricular Decision Making
  • 492. Evaluation of Teaching and Learning
  • 495A. Resident Seminar
  • 495B. Resident Seminar
  • 495C. Resident Seminar
  • 498A. Directed Field Experience
  • 498B. Directed Field Experience
  • 498C. Directed Field Experience
  • 499A. Advanced Directed Field Experience
  • 499B. Advanced Directed Field Experience
  • 499C. Advanced Directed Field Experience
  • 501. Cooperative Program in Special Education
  • 596. Directed Independent Study
  • 597. Preparation for Master's Comprehensive Examinations or Doctoral Qualifying Examinations
  • 598. Thesis Research
  • 599. Dissertation Research

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  • Fellowship Application for Entering Graduate Students
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation- 3
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

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