Master in Education

Ready to be a leader in education? Our MS in Education takes a research-driven approach to education, ideal for school leaders, policymakers, those working for nonprofits or in education in any capacity. Build your career in education in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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About the MS in Education Program

Learn to critically evaluate the impact of educational practices with attention to equity, social justice, and quali­ty of outcomes for diverse students. Conduct action-re­search that applies theory to improve instructional practice, culminating in a thesis in an area of specialization. Courses are offered during the fall, spring and summer terms in the late afternoon, early evening, on Saturdays and in hybrid online/face-to-face formats to accommodate the needs of working professionals. Visit our webpage for more information. 

Merit-based scholarships of 10% to 30% are available! Visit our scholarship page for more information. 

MS in Education emphasis options:

  • Interdisciplinary 
  • Special Education 

Admission Requirements

  1. Completed online application 
  2. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
  3. Official transcript of course work from each college or university attended (undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope sent directly from the college or university. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required for the last 60 units of graded undergraduate or graduate course work.  
  4. Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional, on letterhead)
  5. Resume
  6. Statement of purpose or intent: a brief essay (500 words) describing professional and/or personal goals and reasons for obtaining a graduate degree
  7. Interview with Program Director, if needed

International Candidates must meet additional admissions requirements. 

This master's degree program does not include the teacher preparation program component. Candidates interested in a program that prepares them to meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) standards are encouraged to inquire about one of our Master of Science in Education plus Teacher Preparation Programs. 


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