Master of Arts Degree Option
What are the options for a person who just wants to do an MA?
You can specialize in one of four fields - Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Early Childhood Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, or Moderate/Severe Disabilities. The MA requires 30 approved units.
If I enroll in the MA program, can I teach in a California School?
You cannot teach in a public school unless you have a valid California teaching credential in Multiple Subjects (or Elementary) or Single Subjects (or Secondary), or in Special Education in the area of disability that matches your students. The district or agency that hires you will tell you what you need to have.
Do I have to take the courses in a specific sequence?
You must meet with your advisor to prepare a candidacy form. However, you must carefully plan for the following. These three (3) courses must be taken sequentially not concurrently:
- EDSE 285
- EDSE 231
- EDSE 220
This means that you must develop a schedule for the other 18 units. Effective Fall 2006 EDSE 218 is required