Welcome to M.A. Degree in Educational Foundations
Fall 2023 deadline for application is April 15, 2023.
Only a Cal State Apply application is needed for this program.
Cal State Apply link - www2.calstate.edu/apply
The Master of Arts Degree Program in Educational Foundations envisions improving the educational experience and equality of opportunity afforded to students in the culturally, linguistically, and socio-economically diverse contexts of urban schooling by contributing to the intellectual formation, critical understanding, and informed practice of the educators and educational professionals who serve those students. It offers an interdisciplinary academic program that draws on conceptual and methodological frameworks from the humanities, the social sciences, and the behavior sciences to prepare educators and educational professionals to critically examine, better understand, and more effectively respond to issues of educational equity and opportunity for students in the diverse contexts of urban schooling. The 33 unit program is unique in that it allows students to complete as many as 12 units of elective coursework, enabling students to combine their M.A. program with credential and certificate programs in the Charter College of Education and other M.A. programs at Cal State LA.
Graduates of the M.A. in Educational Foundations enhance their opportunities for a career in the following areas:
- K-12 teaching in public and private schools.
- Community College Instruction
- Curriculum development
- Non –profit organizations with educational components
- Publicly and privately funded Alternative Education programs
The following are the expected Learning Outcomes for students completing the M.A. in Educational Foundations:
PLO 1. Students produce graduate-level writing using a variety of formats from the social sciences and humanities, including written summaries, reflections, personal narratives, literature reviews, research reports, and other forms of analytical writing.
PLO 2. Students demonstrate content knowledge constitutive of the field of Educational Foundations through writing assignments, oral presentations, and dialogue with others that draw upon extensive reading and interaction with various forms of media.
PLO 3. Students interpret and discuss contemporary and historical issues relevant to urban schooling, their own experiences with schooling, and educational equity using theories, concepts, ideas, and evidence from research and data sources relevant to the field of Educational Foundations.
PLO 4. Students develop and articulate normative stances on issues relevant to urban schooling or educational equity informed by theories, concepts, ideas, their own experiences with schooling, and evidence from research and data sources relevant to the field of Educational Foundations.
PLO 5. Students critique contemporary issues relevant to urban schooling, their own experiences with schooling, and/or educational equity using theories, concepts, ideas, and evidence from research and data sources relevant to the field of Educational Foundations and propose alternatives.
PLO 6. Students evaluate and synthesize educational research that incorporates various epistemological and methodological approaches.
PLO 7. Students demonstrate skills in the design and proposal of qualitative research studies to explore educational topics.
Masters of Arts Degree in Educational Foundations