Apr 13, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Studies, M.A.

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Contact Information

Program Director: Candace Poindexter
Academic Advisor: Terri Taylor


This program provides experiences that are tailored to meet the general teaching and curriculum needs of teachers and other professionals. Candidates in this program do not earn nor require a teaching credential. The candidate for this degree selects coursework centered on her/his goals and objectives. This program allows a maximum flexibility in selecting a course of study for a Master’s degree.

Program Outcomes

As a result of this program, candidates will:

  • Develop an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of education
  • Develop and improve the critical thinking skills needed to apply the knowledge and skills learned through the program
  • Acquire and develop the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to examine and act upon the ethical and social justice dimensions of schooling
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how diverse issues impact educational theory and practice both qualitatively and quantitatively

Program Admission Requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • Statement of Intent
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Technology Requirement Form
  • 2 sealed official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Interview with Program Director
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or a 3.05 in the last 60 undergraduate units, or a 3.0 in at least 9 graduate units is required
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • For applicants who completed an undergraduate/graduate degree outside of the U.S.A.:
    • Transcript evaluations
    • TOEFL or IELTS minimum score

Program Requirements

Total: 30 semester hours

Additional Requirements

  • 18 semester hours of the total program must be in coursework at the 6000-course level.
  • All elective courses must be approved by the Program Director and in line with the candidate’s goals.
  • A maximum of two courses may be taken outside the School of Education with approval of the Program Director.

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