Elementary Education

Master of Arts Degree in Education, Multicultural and Multilingual Option

Fall 2020 Application Deadline:
August 1st, 2020

Multicultural and Multilingual Option

Graduate Advisor: Dr. Joyce Burstein

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

Program Prerequisites
Admission to the University
Preliminary Teaching Credential 
For Classified Status
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
Note: A co-requisite for the M.A. in Elementary Education Degree is a clear teaching credential.
Degree Requirements
*First course in all program options
Elementary Education Department core courses (9 units)
*EED 601 Curriculum, Instruction and the Reflective Teacher
EED 610 Research In Education
EED 626 Literacy Instruction for English Learners K-12
Required Courses (15 units)
EED 670 Research Applications in ESL Instruction  
EED 671 Seminar Multilingual/Multicultural Education
EED 672 Family Literacy and Community Assets: Teacher Advocacy in Multicultural/Multilingual Settings 
EED 675 Bilingual/Multilingual Teaching Strategies 
EED 676 Multicultural Arts Education
Electives (3 -6 units)
Elective Courses to be selected through consultation with the student and graduate advisor.
Possible Electives: EED 602 Technology, EED/SED 525EL Bilingual Methods, EED 621 Content Area Reading
Culminating Experience
EED 697 Directed Comprehensive Studies OR
EED 698 Thesis or Graduate Project