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Admission Contact Information, Deadlines and Requirements

 

 Program Name

Education

 

 Major Code

0249 

 Address

1009 Moore Hall
Box 951521
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521 

 Phone

(310) 825-8326 

 Email

info@gseis.ucla.edu  

 Website

www.gseis.ucla.edu 

 Leading to the degree of

M.A., M.Ed./Credential, M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D. 

 Admission Limited to

Fall

Exceptions only in special cases 

 Deadline to apply

December 1st 
January 4th: M.Ed./Credential -- Teacher Education Program
February 1st: M.Ed -- Principal Leadership Institute 

 GRE (General and/or Subject)

GRE: General

Not required for Teacher Education Program. CBEST and CSET are required for these applicants. Consult department for additional information. 

 Letters of Recommendation

3, at least, documenting qualifications and/or professional experience 

 
 Other Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit the departmental application, resume and a statement of purpose. For those applying to the Teacher Education Program, Principal Leadership Institute, and Educational Leadership Program, applicants participate in a small group process.

For the Joint Ph.D. in Special Education, all applicants need approval of continuance from the review committee at UCLA and CSULA.

M.A.: The M.A. degree in Education is an academic master's degree designed to meet the needs of individuals preparing for careers in basic research or for advanced graduate study.

Acceptance into a particular division is dependent on the availability of openings in that division and the applicant's desired emphasis area; preference is given to applicants with relevant background and experience.

M.Ed.: The M.Ed. Degree is a professional degree program designed for individuals preparing for mid-level professional positions in schooling or for advanced professional graduate study.

The following requirements are applicable in accordance with selected emphases:

Student Affairs. This is a one-year full time program, starting in Summer Session C. Students proceed through the program as a cohort. The program prepares its graduates for entry level professional programs in student affairs.

Teacher Education. This is a two-year program leading to qualification for a Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential and a Master of Education degree. Applicants with the highest qualifications in all subject areas, particularly mathematics, science, and the humanities, are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience in working with children is advantageous.

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has authorized the Department of Education to offer professional programs that lead to the (1) Multiple Subject Instructional Credential with the Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development/Bilingual Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) emphasis; (2) Single Subject Instructional Credential with the CLAD/BCLAD emphasis; and (3) Administrative Services Credential. Credential programs (1) and (2) are taken concurrently with the M.Ed. in Teacher Education; credential program (3) is taken concurrently with the M.Ed. In administrative program studies in education.

Ph.D.: The Ph.D. degree in Education is a strongly research-oriented academic degree designed for individuals preparing for careers in basic research or college-level instruction. Major foci include theory, research methodology, basic studies, and in-depth knowledge in education and an approved cognate field.

Applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence and the potential for scholarly research.

Acceptance into a particular division is dependent on the availability of openings in that division and the applicant's desired emphasis area; preference is given to applicants with relevant background and experience. A student is admitted by a division and must formally apply for a change of division.

Joint Ph.D. Program in Special Education

A joint Ph.D. program in Special Education is offered by UCLA and California State University, Los Angeles.

Ed.D.: The Ed.D. degree is a professional degree designed to meet the needs of individuals preparing for careers of leadership and applied research in the schools and community educational programs. Major foci include practice, applied studies, and knowledge related to professional skills. The major foci of the Educational Leadership Program include innovation and change in schools, postsecondary education and related areas.

To be admitted into the Ed.D. program, applicants must have at least three years of successful professional experience in education or the equivalent and demonstrated evidence of potential for professional leadership. Students are admitted by a division or by program and must formally apply for a change of division or program.

The only program currently accepting applications for the Ed.D. degree is the Educational Leadership Program.

Latin American Studies, M.A./Education, M.Ed.

The Department of Education and Information Studies and the Latin American Studies Program offer an articulated degree program which allows students to combine study for the M.A. in Latin American Studies and the M.Ed., with an emphasis in curriculum. Articulated programs do not allow course credit to be applied toward more than one degree. This program is not currently accepting applications.

Law/Education Concurrent Degree

The Department of Education and the School of Law offer a concurrent degree program which allows students to design a program of study leading to the J.D. and any advanced degree in education (M.Ed., M.A., Ed.D., or Ph.D.). If the program meets the degree requirements in both schools, students are awarded both degrees on its completion. This program is not accepting applications for 2012-2013.