The Master’s program is an advanced degree offered at Cal Poly Pomona. The master’s degree curriculum in education is a flexible one requiring a minimum of 45 quarter units in graduate work. The curriculum will consist of four elements:
- The first consists of course work from the graduate offerings in education.
- The second part of the program consists of electives or complementary courses of study in education or other appropriate disciplines to complement the student’s area of interest.
- The third part of the curriculum consists of research and assessment courses recommended for all options in the Master of Arts degree in Education.
- The fourth part of the program is a successful completion of the culminating experience. The culminating experience can be one of three options, a Project, Thesis, or Comprehensive Examination. (The comprehensive exam is only available to students in the Special Education Option)
Master’s of Arts in Education candidates are expected to display the Student Learning Outcomes of Leadership, Expertise, Application of Knowledge, and Diversity & Global Awareness that enable them to LEAD as professional educators who demonstrate:
- LEADERSHIP – By setting an example of advocacy that influences people to collaborate in promoting transformative educational policies, pedagogies, and practices that champion excellence, equity, and ethical responsibility for all students in diverse classrooms, schools, and communities.
- EXPERTISE - By engaging in reflective study, application, synthesis, and evaluation of educational theories, contemporary issues, pedagogical practices, and research findings to develop an informed, problem solving perspective the permeates professional inquiry, ethical commitment, and decisive action.
- APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE - By designing and conducting research that is focused on an educational problem germane to the investigator’s professional interests and concerns, systematically studied in an effective, ethical manner, and formally presented as an original contribution to educational scholarship.
- DIVERSITY AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES - By continuing to learn about the world in the context of rapidly emerging social and technological change in order to make informed decisions and take responsible actions to cultivate, develop, and celebrate human potential in all its diverse forms.
Master of Arts in Education Program Options
Candidates interested in the Master’s Degree program should contact Kelly Mitchell in The Department of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or 909-869-2358