Note: Master’s candidates are advised to read and familiarize themselves with all policies and procedures as delineated in the University Catalog, Graduate Studies and the Graduate Studies website.
The Master of Arts in Education is an advanced degree offered at Cal Poly Pomona. A minimum of 45 quarter units of acceptable graduate level work must be completed to earn the degree. Thirty-two (32) units of course work must be taken in residency. There are six emphases available within the M.A. program: Curriculum & Instruction; Curriculum & Instruction - Design-Based Learning; Educational Multimedia; Special Education; Educational Leadership. Candidates interested in emphases other than Special Education are advised to contact the Graduate Program Support Coordinator, Kelly Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Master of Arts Degree (with emphasis in Special Education) offers advanced preparation in the areas of mild/moderate and moderate/severe disabilities. Required and elective special education courses are closely related to course requirements in the Preliminary Credential (and the former Level I/Level II Credentials).
Please Note: The Master of Arts Degree (Special Education emphasis) alone does not provide authorization for classroom instruction in the State of California. The Education Specialist Credentials provide the required state authorization for teaching in the candidate’s selected area of emphasis (mild/moderate or moderate/severe).
Once you receive the official letter of admission to the graduate program, make an appointment with Kelly Mitchellto complete a Program Plan for the Master of Arts in Education contract.