Curriculum

There are three options for obtaining an M.Ed. in Teacher leadership.

Option 1

M.Ed. for CLU Graduate-level Credential Candidates

After completing the requirements for the California Preliminary Teaching Credential, candidates may be eligible to pursue the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership. Candidates are expected to complete the final part of the program after they begin their teaching careers. The course of study leading to the M.Ed. includes twenty-four (24) credits from credential course work taken at the post-baccalaureate level at California Lutheran University and the following courses:

MUST be taken in sequence:

  • EDGN 509 Introduction to Educational Research (3 credits)
  • EDGN 510 Educational Research Design and Methodology (3 credits)
  • EDGN 599 Thesis Research (3 credits)

Option 2

M.Ed. for CLU Undergraduate Credential Students

In addition to the three courses listed in Option 1, CLU students who took 500 level courses as part of their undergraduate work for the bachelor’s degree cannot count the courses a second time towards a master’s degree.  These students will need additional credits to satisfy master's degree requirements. These credits may be selected from any of the electives listed under the "Specializations" tab.

Option 3

Stand Alone M.Ed. Degree

This program is for all teachers who earned their credential at another institution or are private school teachers who do not hold a credential.  The program consists of thirty-six (36) credits of coursework chosen with an academic advisor to meet each candidate’s individual needs.  The three courses listed below are required. No more than six (6) credits of graduate level course work may be transferred into the program from another institution.  A course syllabus may be needed to evaluate whether the course is equivalent to the California Lutheran University Required Research Courses (taken in sequence)

  • EDGN 509 Introduction to Educational Research (3 credits)
  • EDGN 510 Educational Research Design and Methodology (3 credits)
  • EDGN 599 Thesis Research (3 credits)
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