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Program Requirements

The program consists of 33 units. A program planner will be provided to each student upon admission. Students on the 2-year path will enroll in 3 courses (9 units) some semesters. Students on the 3-year path enroll in 2 courses (6 units) each Fall and Spring semester. Summer enrollment is optional; there is limited availability of summer courses. Courses are typically offered each semester on one or two weekday evenings starting at 4:00PM or 7:00PM. 

 

Prerequisites

The following are required for admission to the program:

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Minimum 3.00 overall grade point average in last degree (not credential or certificate) earned from an accredited institution of higher education. Applicants whose overall GPA is less than 3.00 but meet the University minimum GPA requirement and who present compelling evidence of academic and professional potential either through recent academic performance and/or experiential background, may be considered for admission at the discretion of the program admission committee.
  3. International applicants have additional university application requirements including meeting the Englishlanguage proficiency requirement. Please visit The Center for International Education (CIE) website at www.csulb.edu/cie for more information.

Program Requirements

Core Courses (6 units)

Complete the following:

  • SCAE 550 - Foundations of Social and Cultural Analysis of Education (3 units)
  • SCAE 551 - Critical Pedagogies (3 units)

Emphasis Area (9 Units)

Take three courses in one area:

International Contexts:

  • SCAE 566 - Education and Global (In)equality (3 units)
  • SCAE 567 - Educational Issues in Global Perspective (3 units)
  • SCAE 568 - Globalization and Educational Reform (3 units)
  • SCAE 564 - Language and Education Policies (3 units)

Urban Contexts:

  • SCAE 560 - History of Social and Educational (In)equality (3 units)
  • SCAE 561 - Urban Educational Policy (3 units)
  • SCAE 562 - Agency, Resistance and Identity in Education (3 units)
  • SCAE 564 - Language and Education Policies (3 units)

Second Emphasis Area (3 units)

Choose one course from the SCAE 566 -SCAE 568  series for international contexts or from the SCAE 560 -SCAE 562  series for urban contexts.

Electives (6 units)

Choose 2 courses in consultation with faculty advisor. Students who choose the thesis or project exit option (see below) generally use the required two (2) semesters of EDP 698  or EDP 699  as their elective courses. Students may choose to take additional elective courses to supplement program requirements if they wish.

Research Methods Courses (6 units)

Take the following course:

  • EDP 400 - Introduction to Educational Research (3 units)

Take one of the following courses:

  • EDP 520 - Quantitative Research Methods in Education (3 units)
  • EDP 595 - Qualitative Research Methods in Education (3 units)

Capstone Course (3 units)

Take the following course:

  • SCAE 695 - Social and Cultural Analysis of Education Capstone (3 units)

Culminating Experience

In consultation with faculty advisor, choose one of the following:

  • Comprehensive examination (0 units)
  • EDP 698 - Thesis (6 units, taken over 2 semesters) 
  • EDP 699 - Project (6 units, taken over 2 semesters)

Course Descriptions

Please see the University Catalog for course descriptions.

2-Year Track

Students on the 2-year path will enroll in 3 courses (9 units) some semesters. Summer enrollment is optional; there is limited availability of summer courses. Please note this is a typical course schedule for a student. Once admitted to the program, students are assigned a faculty advisor. A program planner will be provided to each student upon admission. 

Fall Year 1 (9 units)

SCAE 550

EDP 400

Emphasis Area: Urban/International Context Course

Spring Year 1 (9 units)

SCAE 551

Emphasis Area: Urban/International Context Course

Emphasis Area: Urban/International Context Course

Fall Year 2 (9 units)

SCAE 695

EDP 520/595

Elective (Comprehensive Exam option) OR EDP 698 (Thesis option) OR 699 (Project option)

Spring Year 2 (6 units)

Elective (Comprehensive Exam option) OR EDP 698 (Thesis option) OR 699 (Project option)

Second Emphasis Area: Urban/International Context Course

Take Comprehensive Exam OR Submit Thesis OR Submit Project

3-Year Track

Students on the 3-year path enroll in 2 courses (6 units) each Fall and Spring semester. Summer enrollment is optional; there is limited availability of summer courses. Please note this is a typical course schedule for a student. Once admitted to the program, students are assigned a faculty advisor. A program planner will be provided to each student upon admission. 

Fall Year 1 (6 units)

SCAE 550

EDP 400

Spring Year 1 (6 units)

SCAE 551

Emphasis Area: Urban/International Context Course

Fall Year 2 (6 units)

EDP 520/595

Emphasis Area: Urban/International Context Course

Spring Year 2 (6 units)

Emphasis Area: Urban/International Context Course

Second Emphasis Area: Urban/International Context Course

Fall Year 3 (6 units)

SCAE 695

Elective (Comprehensive Exam option) OR EDP 698 (Thesis option) OR 699 (Project option)

Spring Year 3 (3 units)

Elective (Comprehensive Exam option) OR EDP 698 (Thesis option) OR 699 (Project option)

Take Comprehensive Exam OR Submit Thesis OR Submit Project