Advancement to Candidacy

In order to be formally advanced to candidacy, a student must have:

  1. Achieved classified standing;
  2. Completed, with a grade point average of 3.0 ("B"), 16 quarter units of course work, at least 12 of which must have been on this campus and approved by an advisor in the College of Education;

    Note: Between the time of completing 15 units and 23 units of applicable course work the student is required to apply for advancement to candidacy.
  3. Filed an approved graduate program for completion of the degree. This must be prepared in consultation with an advisor in the College of Education and approved by the Dean of the College of Education and the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Requirements for Graduation

  1. A minimum of 48 quarter units of acceptable graduate-level work, with a minimum of 34 units completed in residence at this university;
  2. A minimum of 23 quarter units taken after the student has been advanced to candidacy for the degree;
  3. A grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in course work taken to satisfy the Master of Arts degree requirements, and grades of "C" (2.0) or better in all courses in the program;
  4. Successful completion of EDUC 600. Master's Degree Project, which also satisfies the graduation writing requirement;
  5. A minimum of 26 units in courses numbered 600 or above included as part of the approved program;
  6. Any additional general requirements not cited above and listed on Page 368.

A satisfactory project is one which can be reported in the form of a paper and/or through other media. The project proposal and the project must be approved by the student's advisor and one other professor in the College of Education and submitted in an approved format. Further information is available from the College of Education regarding an approved format for the project proposal and project.

Students must register for EDUC 600 and these units must be part of the required 48 units.

Students will be encouraged to present projects in a variety of media. The purpose of the project is for the student to communicate ideas gained in research, experimentation and creative endeavors; therefore, students should not feel bound to the traditional forms. All projects will be planned in consultation with the student's advisor.

The program may not include more than 14 quarter units in approved extension and transfer courses from other colleges. California State University, San Bernardino will not consider for transfer credit course work from an institution which will not accept that work in its own advanced degree program.

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