Sep 16, 2021
Candidates for degrees in Master of Arts programs must apply separately to both the university and the program by posted deadlines. Applications should be submitted at the same time. Program application deadlines may vary. Visit the College of Education website for program details, application guidelines and materials, and application deadlines (see the College of Education’s Website). All university regulations governing the master’s degree apply to college programs. Program requirements published in the university Catalog in effect during the year a candidate advances to candidacy are the requirements the candidate will be held to catalog rights.
Serving the mission of enhancing learning through the use of technology, this program provides theoretical foundations and practical skills for individuals seeking career growth in educational, corporate, and public service settings. This option prepares academic leaders, information professionals, educators and trainers to access, evaluate, use, design, and effectively manage information and communication technologies for educational and training purposes. This program also prepares those planning to pursue doctoral degrees. Visit the program website for program details (Educational Technology and Media Leadership Website).
The following are required for admission to the program:
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
- Minimum 3.00 overall grade point average in last degree (not credential or certificate) earned from an accredited institution of higher education. Applicants whose overall GPA is less than 3.00 but meet the University minimum GPA requirement and who present compelling evidence of academic and professional potential either through recent academic performance and/or experiential background, may be considered for admission at the discretion of the program admission committee.
- International applicants have additional university application requirements including meeting the English language proficiency requirement. Please visit The Center for International Education (CIE) website at www.csulb.edu/cie for more information.
A working knowledge of word processing, databases, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, presentation software, Internet searching and e-mail usage is expected.
(updated: October 13, 2020)
Applicants use Cal State Apply to file all application materials before the deadline. Deadlines and details about the Program Materials (e.g. statement of purpose prompt, recommendation prompts) may be found in the Application Process section of the College of Education Graduate Studies Office website. Please contact the College of Education Graduate Studies Office if you have questions.
Submit one set of official transcripts from each college or university that you have attended. This includes all community college(s) attended, bachelor’s degree(s) coursework, and all post-baccalaureate or extension coursework. This set of transcripts will be used to determine grade point average eligibility. Failure to submit transcripts in a timely manner will result in a delayed review of the application.
Successful applicants are admitted to the program with classified admission status.
Advancement to Candidacy - Clear Admission
Students should advance to candidacy as early as possible. For advancement to candidacy (Clear Admission status), students must:
- Fulfill the campus Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).
- Maintain a 3.0 grade point average in all course work.
- Resolve all incomplete grades.
- Complete all prerequisites and at least 6 units of the program in residence.
- Submit to the Graduate Studies Office an Advancement to Candidacy form signed by the program advisor.
Students must complete a minimum of 30 units of upper-division and graduate courses, of which at least 21 units must be at the 500/600 level taken at this university.
Program core courses (18 units):
Take all of the following:
Research methods (3 units):
Take one of the following:
Electives (3-6 units):
In consultation with program advisor, students will select 3-6 additional units to reach the 30 unit minimum. Options include, but are not limited to, the following:
Library and Information Science:
Other courses, including those outside the College of Education (e.g., Business, Communications Studies), chosen in consultation with program advisor.
Exit requirement (3-6 units):
Electronic portfolio with interview, and one of the following chosen in consultation with the program advisor: