Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions​

1.How do I gain admission to this program?

    First, you should review the program with an appropriate academic advisor in the Charter School of Education's Division of Curriculum and Instruction.  For i nformation about academic advisors' hours and office locations, please call (323) 343-4350 or visit the office of Curriculum and Instruction in King Hall room C2097.  You will need to apply for University graduate level status through the University's Graduate Office of Admissions and to the Charter School of Education's Division of Curriculum and Instruction for admission to this particular MA program.  Application forms for this MA program are available from the office of Curriculum and Instruction, the Associate Dean’s Office of Curriculum and Assessment, or from the program’s coordinator.

2.How long will it take me to complete this program?      
    We designed the program so that candidates could complete it in two years.  Maximum time allowed is seven years.   

3.Can I work toward my MA while working on my Single Subject Credential?  
    Yes, you can do both.  However, credits earned for your Single Subject Credential cannot also be used to fulfill requirements for the MA.  Furthermore, completion    of the Single Subject Credential is a prerequisite for the confirmation of the MA degree.

4.  Where and when do classes meet? 
    Classes meet on the conveniently located CSULA campus which operates on a quarter system.  To accommodate teachers' work schedules, we usually begin courses at 4:20 p.m. and end at 8:10 p.m.  

5.  How will this program help me get National Board Certification?
    You can elect to undertake a Project to culminate your MA program instead of a Thesis or Comprehensive Examination.  The Project then focuses on National Board Certification portfolios and exams.  Teachers who have pursued and achieved National Board Certification as their Project for this MA often serve on the committees of candidates seeking National Board Certification.