Jul 21, 2024  
2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, Secondary Curriculum and Instruction Concentration, M.A.

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(Major Code: 08031) (SIMS Code: 331973)

No new students are being admitted to this program until further notice.

For more information contact:
School of Teacher Education

Admission to the Degree Curriculum

Applicants must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the university with classified graduate standing, as described in Admission and Registration . In addition, applicants must have completed a minimum of 12 units in professional education courses and must either be admitted to the program of teacher education or hold a valid California credential, other than an emergency or provisional credential, before being recommended for classified graduate standing. (This is not applicable to students in the Departments of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education, Counseling and School Psychology, Learning Design and Technology, Special Education, and School of Teacher Education.)

A student desiring a concentration in educational leadership must, in addition to the above, meet specific requirements for admission to the appropriate advanced credential program. A student desiring a master’s degree concentration in counseling, dual language and English learner education, or in special education must also meet specific admission requirements. (For further information, refer to the College of Education, Office of Graduate Programs, or to the coordinators of the respective programs. Students in counseling and school psychology should go to the Department of Counseling and School Psychology website http://go.sdsu.edu/education/csp/Default.aspx.

Advancement to Candidacy

A student desiring a Master of Arts degree in education with a concentration in counseling, educational leadership, elementary curriculum, instruction, reading education, or secondary curriculum and instruction may be advanced to candidacy upon completion of the basic requirements as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees .

The Master of Arts degree in education with a concentration in secondary curriculum and instruction, is designed as the base for applicants to increase professional competence in any of the fields typically taught in secondary schools, and for obtaining those competencies and technical skills in curriculum and instruction either generally, or in selected areas of specialization.

The Master of Arts degree in Education with a concentration in Secondary Curriculum and Instruction is also offered at SDSU Imperial Valley.

For course requirements consult the SDSU Imperial Valley Bulletin.


A basic background in education (12 units), preferably holds a credential from California or certified to teach in another state. The School of Teacher Education will consider a letter of petition from individuals without professional units or a California teaching credential with equivalent experience related to the field of education.

Required Course

Core Program (6 Units)

To include

Electives (15 Units)

Electives (15 units) selected with the approval of the graduate adviser on the basis of the student’s interests, goals and needs. A minimum of three units must be in 600- or 700-numbered courses. A maximum of six units may be selected from cognate fields outside the College of Education.

Required Courses

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