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The Higher Education concentration prepares students with the practical skills, knowledge and experience to become entry and mid-level professionals and leaders in higher education institutions, national/international professional associations and organizations, and government agencies. The program provides a strong foundation for career advancement.
To assure full consideration, please complete the online applications before March 1 for the fall semester (csumentor.edu).
Application deadlines change depending on demand and enrollment allocations. Check with the department for current information.
Admission to Graduate Standing - Conditionally Classified
Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. Please consult the Graduate Admissions section in this catalog for complete information. In addition, an applicant should have a successful teaching experience in an elementary or secondary school. (If such experience is not available, other experience in related fields is an alternative if approved by a graduate adviser before starting the program.) A candidate portfolio is also required.
Graduate Standing - Classified
A student who meets the admission requirements and has a minimum 2.5 GPA in previous academic work may be granted classified graduate standing upon approval of a study plan.
The study plan requirements include field experience and a comprehensive exam. No more than nine units of postgraduate work taken prior to classified standing may be applied to a student’s master’s degree program.