2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    Sep 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, MS

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The M.S. in Education prepares candidates to advance their professions as teachers, counselors, curriculum developers, and leaders in a range of educational settings. Candidates develop expertise in their chosen specialization and leadership skills to be a person of influence and agent of change in the field of education and beyond. The M.S. in Education balances theory, practice and research-allowing students to understand the application of concepts in resolving real-world instructional challenges. Coursework integrates multiple disciplines, allowing students to identify and build on individual strengths.

The graduate programs in education are enriched with a Christian perspective that honors every individual’s right to learn. Graduates are valued for their ethical approach to the profession and for their commitment to the concept of quality education for all. The Metcalf School of Education enjoys an excellent reputation with school districts across the Inland Empire, and maintains strong relationships with district faculty, staff, and administrators. As a result, CBU educators are competitively positioned in the education marketplace.

Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Education Admission Requirements

Admission standards for graduate studies at California Baptist University can be found in the Admissions section of the University Catalog. Specific admission requirements for the graduate program in Education are listed below. Individuals applying to the teaching credential program have additional application requirements as outlined under Admission and Screening Procedures for Teacher Credential Candidates.

  1. Grade Point Average
    • A minimum 3.0 GPA for unconditional admission and a minimum 2.75 GPA for conditional admission
    • Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA may be considered for admission with the presentation of a minimum combined score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or a passing score on the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET)
  2. Three Recommendations, completed on forms provided, from professional sources who can address your potential for success. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations
  3. Comprehensive Essay of at least 500 words that includes the following elements:
    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Why you are suited to be an educator
    • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University
  4. Acceptance by the director of the graduate program.

Program Requirements (30-35 units)

Concentration Requirements (15-20 units)

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations: Educational Leadership for Faith-Based Institutions; International Education; Special Education in Mild/Moderate Disabilities; Special Education in Moderate/Severe Disabilities; Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); Teaching

Special Education in Mild/Moderate Disabilities (18 units)

Students who wish to pursue a preliminary teaching credential should select specialization courses which apply to the preliminary education specialist instruction credential in mild/moderate disabilities. Admission requirements for the credential program are additional to those for the degree.

Special Education in Moderate/Severe Disabilities (19 units)

Students who wish to pursue a preliminary teaching credential should select specialization courses which apply to the preliminary education specialist instruction credential in moderate/severe disabilities. Admission requirements for the credential program are additional to those for the degree.

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