Master's Degree Programs
The College of Education offers graduate study leading to a Master of Arts (M.A.) or Master of Science (M.S.) degree in education in various concentrations. Some of these concentrations are designed to permit concurrent completion of the requirements for the correspondingly named advanced credentials.
GRE Requirement Suspended for Spring and Fall 2021
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, SDSU has suspended the requirement that applicants for graduate study submit GRE scores for the Spring and Fall 2021 admissions cycle. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact the program advisor.
For the Educational Specialist degree in school psychology, see Doctoral and Educational Specialist Degree Programs.
Below are the master's degrees offered by department.
Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education
The Master of Arts degree program prepares self-aware, emotionally intelligent, adaptable, compassionate, and highly competent transformational leaders who will improve access, equity, and holistic student success in all of higher education.
The Master of Science degree program prepares students to be effective practitioners, administrators, and leaders in the field of rehabilitation and is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Child and Family Development
The Master of Science degree program focuses on social and emotional development and development in context (e.g., early childhood education programs, schools, families, communities). This program can help students move onto Ph.D. programs in related areas, and to further their professional expertise and credentials in areas related to children and families.
The Master of Science degree program in Early Childhood Mental Health prepares knowledgeable and skilled mental health clinicians to utilize a neuro-relational framework and work with diverse populations.
Counseling and School Psychology
Online M.A. plus graduate certificate in Mental Health Recovery & Trauma-Informed
The Master of Arts degree program seeks to prepare professionals to address the mental health and relational needs of culturally different populations.
The Master of Science degree program is a full-time cohort model program with new enrollments once a year. It offers extensive clinical experience and rigorous academic studies to prepare students to practice as highly competent entry-level MFT's.
The Master of Science degree program provides multicultural community counseling and social justice education that prepares students to become culturally competent licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC), while serving individuals and communities through internships, research, placements and community engagement.
Dual Language and English Learner Education
The Master of Arts degree program provides teachers and others in the education profession with skills in critiquing current school programs from a social equity and social justice perspective.
The Master of Arts degree program is designed for school administrators and teachers who aspire to a leadership role in PK-12 education.
The Master of Arts degree program is intended to prepare effective classroom teachers for new leadership roles in their schools by providing them with new knowledge and leadership skills, furthering a sense of inquiry within the realm of school change, and providing a scholarly community of educators with similar career goals and trajectories.
The Master of Arts degree program is designed for teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators aspiring to be leaders who understand technology integration at the classroom, school or district level, and for those who wish to lead the revolution in training students to use technology in tandem with critical thinking.
The Special Education Master of Arts degree programs prepare educators and other professionals to work with people with exceptionalities and their families. The programs prepare special educators to work with children and youth with disabilities and their families. There are four specializations for the degree: Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Moderate/Severe Support Needs, Early Childhood Special Education and Autism. The Autism program embeds a verified course sequence for the BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst). Candidates can embed the requirements for the Clear/Induction credential programs with additional coursework added to any of the M.A. Degree specializations.
There are 4 program emphases:
School of Teacher Education
The online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program presents the most up-to-date research on teaching and learning. It focuses on inquiry-based education which includes hands-on instruction with problem-based learning and issues-centered curriculum, with a focus on reflection during the teaching process. Our program foundation rests in social justice and equity in education.
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program provides you the opportunity to reflect on and enhance your math and/or science teaching, offers the option to add on Foundational Credentials in Mathematics and Science, and is designed for practicing teachers.
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program is designed for teachers in grades K-12 with a focus on current knowledge in Reading and Language Arts. The program can be completed in 2 summers.
The Master of Arts degree program is designed to provide increased knowledge and
skill for those who are or wish to become reading/
View the Graduate Bulletin (see Section II) for detailed information about admission requirements, curriculum, advancement to candidacy, comprehensive examinations, and more.
- Go to the Graduate Bulletin