Jan 24, 2022  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Urban Education, M.A.


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Contact Information


Acting Program Director: Yvette Lapayese

Introduction/Overview


The Urban Education M.A. program enables candidates to develop a deeper understanding of theory, research, and practice in urban education with particular concentration on one of the following areas:

  • Digital Learning
  • Educational Policy and Administration
  • Language and Culture
  • Literacy

The program develops critical educators with the knowledge and dispositions to advocate for educational equity; fosters skillful and ethical researchers who positively impact their respective context; encourages mutuality and collaboration with communities towards transformative relationships; and nurtures an ethic of care, solidarity, and professional responsibility. Upon completion of the program, candidates should be prepared for a doctoral program and to make a significant contribution to the field of urban education.

All students in Multiple Subjects, Single Subject, or Special Education teaching credential that are successfully progressing in their teaching credential program requirements are eligible to apply for admission into the Master of Arts in Urban Education degree program. Partnership programs may include but are not limited to: LMU|TFA, LMU|LA CAST, PLACE Corps, Green Dot, KIPP, PUC, and Seneca. Some candidates in their teaching credential program may require additional pre-service coursework, required coursework, and requirements in order to be eligible for credential recommendation and progression into the Urban Education M.A. program. For specific requirements, please see Multiple Subjects, Single Subject, or Education Specialist teaching credential intern pathways requirements.

Program Goals and Outcomes


As a result of this program, candidates will:

  1. Analyze the historical, sociocultural, political, and global context of education
  2. Engage in discernment, inquiry, and research to promote equity and inclusion for diverse students and communities
  3. Apply theory and research to professional practice in areas of concentration such as leadership, instructional technology, literacy, and special education
  4. Advocate for social justice through collaboration with communities of practice

Program Admission Requirements*


This program is available only to candidates who have been admitted to, and are on track for, completion of the coursework for the Urban Education teaching credential intern pathway programs only.

  • Application for M.A. from Credential
  • 3.0 minimum GPA in the Credential Intern pathway program

*Specific partnerships may have alternate requirements different from those listed above.

Degree Requirements


  • A maximum of 15 semester hours from the Preliminary 2042 Multiple or Single Subject Credential Intern pathway program will be transferred to meet program unit count. To complete the M.A. program, candidates must complete a minimum of 31 semester hours (including the 15 semester hours from the Urban Education credential program).

Required Coursework for All Concentrations


Note:


Candidates must take the remaining units towards the M.A. from the concentration elective courses identified below.

Concentrations Coursework:


Digital Learning


Educational Policy and Administration


Elective courses in alignment with concentration:


Language and Culture


One of the following required courses in alignment with the candidate's target language for the concentration:


One of the following required courses in alignment with the candidate's target language for the concentration:


Elective courses in alignment with concentration:


Elective courses in alignment with concentration:


Total: 31 semester hours


Additional Requirements


Some candidates may require additional requirements in order to be eligible for degree recommendation. These requirements include:

  • Application for Master Degree
  • Partnership-specific requirements for admission or progression
  • Credential Requirements
  • Professional Advising
  • Disposition Rubric
  • Exit Interview
  • Thesis Capstone Project
  • Urban Education Symposium participation
  • Language Proficiency Assessment

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