MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION

 

OBJECTIVES - The master of arts in education is designed to strength the capability of professional educators, and to provide a study of foundation, curriculum and instruction, administration leadership, and the results of research. The program combines theory with practice throughout using field experience with the course work culminating in a project.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - A bachelor's degree in education (BAEd) or the equivalent is required for admission to the Master of Arts in Education degree program. Degree candidates without certain preparatory subjects may have to take additional undergraduate course work to satisfactorily complete the program.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS - All candidates for the master of arts in education are required to complete a total of 36 semester units including 30 semester units of graduate level courses and 6 semester units of thesis writing. Upon completion of the required units, and the thesis, students are awarded a Master of Arts in Education degree.

PROGRAM OF STUDY - Sample

 

SEMESTER ONE Units
   
ED 500 Administration Leadership and Ethics 3
ED 510 Instructional Technology 3
ED 520 Curriculum Construction 3
   
SEMESTER TWO  
   
ED 530 Facility Planning and Evaluation 3
ED 540 Financial Aspects of School Administration 3
ED 550 Legal Aspects of American Education 3
   
SEMESTER THREE  
   
ED 595 Research and Design 3
ED 525 Multicultural Education 3
ED 545 Educational Technology 3
   
SEMESTER FOUR  
   
ED 590 Graduate Internship 3
ED 599 Master's Thesis 6

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

ED 500 Administration Leadership and Ethics

This course covers the basis, an introduction to the theory, the methods, and the concerns of administration leadership and ethics.  Students will have an opportunity to understand the needs of school leaders.  In addition, students will learn solid foundations in the field of the nature and conduct of moral education. Students will also learn to analyze and record business transactions.

            Prerequisite: None

ED 510 Instructional Technology

This course covers the basis, an introduction to the theory, the methods, and the concerns of instructional technology.  Students will have solid foundations in assessing instructional reform effectiveness. In addition, Students will learn further in demonstrating change strategies which result in improved educational outcomes. Students will also learn value professional responsibility which lead to educational reform in the area of the process of teaching and assisting in preparing to teach.

            Prerequisite: None

ED 520 Curriculum Construction

This course covers the basis, an introduction to the theory, the methods, and the concerns of curriculum construction. Students will have solid foundations to know how the parts of a curriculum fit together.  In addition, students will learn how to identify assumptions underlying curricula. Students will also learn an in-depth knowledge of certain contemporary curriculum design.

Prerequisite: None

ED525 Multicultural Education

This course presents a historical context for multicultural education and its efforts to help students understand the social and educational issues that society faces today. Using a case approach, students learn to think critically and reflectively about the academic, social, cultural, and emotional needs of all students, as well as to evaluate intercultural conflicts from various viewpoints.

Prerequisite: None

ED 530 Facility Planning and Evaluation

This course covers the basis, an introduction to the theory, the methods, and the concerns of facility planning and evaluation.  Students will flexibility for broad programmatic use. In addition, students will learn to develops competence in matching design to learning requirements. Students will also learn solid foundations in the field of appropriateness for development and instruction in educationally powerfully learning environments.

            Prerequisite: None

ED 540 Financial Aspects of School Administration

This course covers the basis, an introduction to the theory, the methods, and the concerns of financial aspects of school administration. Students will have solid foundations in the field of all aspects of school finance, taxation, finance change, allocation. In addition, students will also learn the use of funds, and effective management.

            Prerequisite: None

ED 545 Educational Technology

In this course students are introduced to current research and trends related to the adoption of technology in education. Students will identify, develop and implement a variety of technological applications that supports and enhances their educational technology philosophy.

              Prerequisite: None

ED 550 Legal Aspects of School Administration

This course covers the basis, an introduction to the theory, the methods, and the concerns of legal aspects of school administration. Students will have the legal knowledge to perform their jobs as educational administrators and policy makers. In addition, students will also learn functions, relationships, and responsibilities of school districts; interpretations of legal status as shown by statues and court decisions.

            Prerequisite: None

ED 590 Graduate Internship

This course covers supervised work experience in a professional environment related to a MAED degree program and career objectives.  In addition, students will also learn prearranged work in a real world setting in which require applications of instructional technology and student will be responsible for periodic reports as required by the instructor.

            Prerequisite: Advance Standing

ED 595 Research and Design

This course covers literature survey, selection of a thesis topic, development of research methods and procedures. In addition, students will have an opportunity to conceptualize an appropriate topic in the area of interested subject for further research. Students will also learn the analysis outline of a thesis in the form of thesis proposal acceptable and approved by the program director or faculty member.

Prerequisite: Advance Standing

ED 599 Master's Thesis

This course covers the solid foundations to know how to conduct an in-depth, comprehensive research. In addition, students will learn and demonstrate acceptable academic research standards and criteria, as well as thesis project which includes preparation, completion and submission of and acceptable thesis for the master's degree.           

            Prerequisite: ED 595