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M.A. Degree in Career and Technical Studies (MACTS)

The M.A. in education with an option in career and technical education is designed to provide advanced and specialized education to personnel working in a variety of settings related to vocational education such as secondary, postsecondary and private schools. The program should also meet the requirements for leadership positions in these facilities.

Admission to the Program

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Prior to being admitted to the Master of Arts program in the College of Education, applicants must be admitted to the university as an unclassified graduate student. Application for admission to the university should be made at least 3 months prior to the date the applicant would like to be taking courses.

Advancement to Candidacy

In order to formally advanced to candidacy must have:

  1. Been accepted to the College of Education as a classified student;
  2. Completed the Graduate Entrance Writing Requirement;
  3. Filed an approved graduate program form for completion of the degree.

As the career and technical education core consists of 3 sequential courses: ECTS 637, 638, and 639, students should start with EDUC 306 writing requirement, then complete emphasis areas and the education core courses EDUC 603, 605, and 637.

Requirements for Graduation

  1. A minimum of 45 quarter units of acceptable work, with 32 completed in residence at this university;
  2. A minimum of 22 units of credit taken after a student has been advanced to candidacy for the degree;
  3. A grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in course work taken to satisfy the Master of Arts degree requirements and grades of "C" (2.0) or better in all courses in the program;
  4. Registration and successful completion of a master's degree project (EDUC 600) or comprehensive examination (ECTS 999);
  5. The graduation writing requirement is met upon successful completion of the master's degree project or comprehension examination;
  6. Any additional general requirements not cited above and listed on Page 368 of the University Bulletin.

A satisfactory project is one which can be reported in the form of a paper and/or through other media. The project proposal must be approved by the student's advisor and one other professor in the College of Education and submitted in an approved format. Further information is available from the College of Education regarding an approved format for the project proposal and project.

Students will be encouraged to present projects in a variety of media. The purpose of the project is for the student to communicate ideas gained in research, experimentation and creative endeavors; therefore, students should not feel bound to the traditional forms. All projects will be planned in consultation with the student's advisor. The program may not include more than 13 quarter units in approved extension and transfer courses from other colleges. California State University, San Bernardino will not consider for transfer credit course work from an institution which will not accept that work in its own advanced degree program.

Degree Requirements (45 units)

  1. EDUC 603. Effective Communication in Education (4)
  2. EDUC 605. Foundations of Education (4)
  3. EDUC 607. Introduction to Educational Research (4)
  4. ECTC 519. Computer Applications for Vocational Education Teachers (4)
  5. ECTC 637. Foundations of Vocational Education (4)
  6. ECTC 638. Critical Issues for the Professional Vocational Educator (4)
  7. ECTC 639. Professional Competencies in Vocational Education (4)
  8. ECTC 640. Topics in Education (2)
  9. Successful completion of Track A or Track B:
  • Track A
    EDUC 600. Master's Degree Project (4)
  • Track B
    ECTC 999. Comprehensive Examination (0)
  1. Eleven units (Track A) or 15 units (Track B) from one of the following emphasis areas:

Career and Technical

  1. ECTS 520. Curriculum Development for Career and Technical Programs (4)
  2. ECTS 521. Assessing Student Progress (4)
  3. Remaining units of electives approved by the candidate's advisor.

Counseling

  1. ECLG 650. Applied Career Counseling (4)
  2. Remaining units of electives approved by the candidate's advisor. This course work may also be applied (where appropriate) toward the Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling.

Curriculum Development

  1. EDCI 620. School Curriculum (4)
  2. Remaining units of electives approved by the candidate's advisor.

Designated Subjects

  1. ECTS 501. Principles and Methods for Teaching Designated Subjects (4)
  2. ECTS 502. Instructional Support for Teaching Designated Subjects (4)
  3. ECTS 503. Contemporary Issues in Teaching Designated Subjects (4)
  4. ETCS 504. Principles of Career and Technical Education (4)
  5. ECTS 518. Field Work in Designated Subjects (4)
  6. ECTS 519. Computer Applications for Vocational Education Teachers (4)
  7. This course work may also be applied, (where appropriate) toward the Designated Subjects CTE or Adult Education Teaching Credentials.

Educational Computing

  1. ETEC 546. Computer Based Technology in Education II (4)
  2. Remaining units of electives approved by the candidate's advisor. This course work may also be applied (where appropriate) toward the Certificate in Educational Computing.

Educational Technology

  1. ETEC 544. Design and Development of Instructional Materials I (4)
  2. Remaining units of electives approved by the candidate's advisor. This course work may also be applied (where appropriate) toward the Certificate in Educational Technology.

E-Learning

  1. ETEC 501. Foundations of E-Learning (4)
  2. ETEC 541. E-Learning Design and Development (4)
  3. ETEC 648. E-Learning Delivery and Assessment (4)
  4. ETEC 674. E-Learning Technology and Methods (4)
  5. This course work may also be applied (where appropriate) toward the Certificate in E-Learning.

School Administration

  1. EADM 601. Educational Leadership and Ethics (4)
  2. Remaining units of electives approved by the candidate's advisor. This course work may also be applied (where appropriate) toward the Administrative Services Preliminary credential.

Special Education

  1. ESPE 530. Psychology and Education of Exceptional Individuals (4)
  2. Remaining units of electives approved by the candidate's advisor.

Supervision and Coordination

  1. ECTC 508. Organization and Structure of Designated Subjects Programs (4)
  2. ECTC 509. Personnel Management in Designated Subjects Programs (4)
  3. ECTC 510. Field Work in Coordination and Supervision of Designated Subjects Programs (4)
  4. Remaining units of electives approved by the candidate's advisor. This course work may also be applied (where appropriate) toward the Supervision and Coordination of Designated Subjects Program credential.

Program Advisor:

Joseph Scarcella
Professor
jscarcel@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-5287
Room: CE-317