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Education - Secondary Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CA,
The MA in Education - Secondary Education degree program offered by California State University Northridge is designed to prepare the secondary teacher for advancement to mentor teachers, student teacher supervisors, subject matter teaching specialists, department chairpersons or doctoral students.

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Student Learning Outcomes

M.A. degree candidates will develop as professional educators who demonstrate:

  • Reflective practice by critically examining their subject knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and pedagogical skills to improve their diverse students’ learning.
  • Theoretical understanding by reading, synthesizing and evaluating educational theory and research in their field and applying research findings to their practice in diverse classroom settings.
  • Research skills by designing and conducting research ethically and effectively and presenting their findings at a professional level in oral and written forms.
  • Educational awareness by knowing current discipline-based and general educational issues and how those impact schools.
  • Leadership by influencing policy and practice in educational communities through advocacy and example.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research in Secondary Education 
  • Issues in Education in Multiethnic Secondary Schools 
  • Seminar in Secondary Education 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    58

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Current teaching credential (may be waived in special cases).
  • Employment as a teacher (may be waived in special cases).
  • Submission of a completed department application, including:
  • Two letters of reference (per option requirements).
  • A statement of plans and objectives for graduate study or lesson plan with analysis (per option requirements).
  • Submission of a completed application to CSUN via CSUMentor.
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 or a score at or above the 50th percentile on one of three portions of the general test of the GRE (all three sections must be attempted).
  • Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      8322 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 8322 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National Applies to you

      8322 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 8322 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Los Angeles

    • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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