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2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, Educational Technology and Media Leadership Option, M.A.E.

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Visit the College of Education Graduate Studies Office website for specific program details, application guidelines and materials, and application deadlines. Master’s students must complete Catalog requirements specified in the Catalog in effect at the time of admission to the graduate program.

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:

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


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 official transcripts from the college or university from which you earned your bachelor’s degree. 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.

Classified Admission

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:

  1. Fulfill the campus Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).
  2. Maintain a 3.0 grade point average in all course work.
  3. Resolve all incomplete grades.
  4. Complete all prerequisites and at least 6 units of the program in residence.

Please contact the College of Education Graduate Studies Office if you have questions. 


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.

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:

Other Courses:

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:

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