Elementary Education

Master of Arts Degree in Education, Multicultural and Multilingual Option

Multicultural and Multilingual Option

Graduate Advisor: Dr. Alexandria Hollett

The Multicultural concentration in Elementary Education places emphasis on developing a comprehensive and balanced approach to teaching culturally diverse students in K-8 settings. This option provides an overview of multicultural education, which includes theories and practices in culturally relevant pedagogy, language acquisition, family and community assets, and multicultural arts education.

For more information about our MA program, please contact: eed@csun.edu or call 818.677.2621

Admission Prerequisites


Classified Status & Degree Requirements

  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher or a university-approved aptitude test for graduate study (GRE or MAT)
  • Successful completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Examination
  • To remain in the program, students must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and cannot earn a grade lower than a B- in any class.

Note: A co-requisite for the M.A. in Elementary Education Degree is a clear teaching credential.


Core Courses (9 Units)

*EED 601 Curriculum, Instruction and the Reflective Teacher

*EED 602 Applying Technology to Curricular Goals

EED 610 Research in Education

*Taken first semester in all program options


Required Courses (18 units)

EED 626 Literacy Instruction for English Learners (K – 12)

EED 633 Language Arts Seminar

EED 670 Research in ESL/ENL Instruction

EED 671 Seminar on Multilingual and Multicultural Education

EED 672 Family Literacy and Community Assets

EED 676 Multicultural Arts

Culminating Experience (3 units)

EED 697 Directed Comprehensive Studies OR
EED 698 Thesis or Thesis Project