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MS in Education: Interdisciplinary Studies

The Master of Science in Education: This 30-unit interdisciplinary studies program is ideal for working professionals who are interested in advanced studies in education.

All candidates in the Interdisciplinary program complete a 15-unit core course sequence in addition to15 units selected across multiple graduate fields including education, business, humanities and/or counseling psychology. The 15-unit elective course selection is based on individual interests and career goals and is subject to availability and department approval.

The Master of Science in Education degree culminates with either a thesis or directed research project approved by their advisor, which is presented at the end of the program to faculty and students. 

MS in Education: Interdisciplinary Studies Curriculum

EDUC 5900      Research Methodologies (3 units)
EDUC 5901      Proposal Development (3 units)
EDUC 5910      Leadership Change in Education (3 units)
EDUC 5920      Cultural Pluralism in Education (3 units)
EDUC 5998       Directed Research in Education (3 units)
Total Core Course Units: 15

Elective units selected across multiple graduate fields (15 units)

Total units for MS in Education: Interdisciplinary Studies: 30

Program Features

  • Innovative and highly regarded curriculum
  • Small class size, personal attention and a supportive learning community
  • Outstanding mentoring from faculty and site supervisors who are experienced classroom teachers, and who know the unique county and district cultures
  • Opportunity to participate in Courage to Teach
  • Master’s 15-unit core classes in a hybrid online – and face to face format
  • For the most current requirements and policies as well as for course descriptions, please refer to our online catalog

Career Possibilities

  • Teach at the community college level
  • Write for professional publications
  • Internship possibilities
  • Preparation for doctoral programs

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