Feb 27, 2024
The Master of Science in Transformative Teaching in Secondary Education helps classroom teachers (grades 6-12) upgrade their skills, become informed about new ideas in teaching and prepare for leadership roles in public and private schools. Whereas coursework in the credential program focuses on knowledge and skills necessary for a beginning teacher, the program allows students to extend their knowledge and deepen their skills in leadership, curriculum design, linguistically and culturally sustaining teaching, instructional and assessment strategies, integration of technology and reflection skills.
The WASC-accredited online graduate program has been recognized by US News and World Report as among the best online graduate programs in the country.
Deadlines for completing the online application are July 1 for the fall semester and Nov. 15 for the spring semester (http://www2.calstate.edu/apply). Spring starts are not always available and are dependent upon student enrollment. Students should always check the graduate program website for the latest information regarding admissions deadlines.
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.
Classified standing is granted after a study plan is developed in consultation with a faculty adviser and approved by the Associate Vice President, Academic Programs (or designee). Students must also meet the following admission requirements:
- an approved major;
- grade-point average of 3.0 on previous academic and related work;
- proof of a current teaching credential or equivalent experience in educational settings;
- current professional resume;
- 500-word statement of purpose outlining your interest in the program (e.g., any areas of special interest or emphasis you plan to pursue as a graduate student, a brief description of your current teaching position or anything else that would facilitate an informed decision on your application); and
- two or more letters of recommendation that address your aptitude for graduate study including your teaching skills as well as your academic preparation. Grade-point average deficiencies may be removed by a demonstration of competency in the graduate program.
Culminating Experience (3 units)
The culminating experience marks the end of a graduate program. It demonstrates mastery of disciplinary materials and meets requirements from Section 40510 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. Please consult the Culminating Experience section in this catalog for more information.
Electives (12 units)
Select Option A or B
Plus six units from the following:
Alternative courses may be selected with graduate adviser approval