Requirements

Degree Requirements (48 units)

Education Core Courses (12 units)

  1. EDUC 603. Effective Communication in Education (4)
  2. EDUC 605. Foundations of Education (4)
  3. EDUC 607. Introduction to Educational Research (4)

Correctional and Alternative Education Core (16 units)

  1. EDCA 614. Foundations of Institutional Education: History and Literature (4)
  2. EDCA 616. Teaching the Institutional Student (4)
  3. EDCA 618. Social and Cultural Dynamics of Institutional Education (4)
  4. EDCA 620. Educational Change in Institutional Settings (4)

Electives (12 units)

  1. Twelve units in the student's area of specialization, chosen in consultation with advisor.

Culminating Experience (8 units)

Student must take one of the following two tracks:

Track A. Master's Thesis/Project option

  1. EDUC 600. Master's Degree Project (4)
  2. Four units of electives chosen from the list below:
    • EDCA 628. Special Education in Correctional Institutions (4)
    • EDCA 630. Alternative and Correctional Education (4)
    • EDCA 632. Career and Vocational Education in Correctional Institutions (4)
    • EDCA 634. Correctional Education Leadership (4)
    • EDCA 636. Pedagogy and Andragogy in Correctional Institutions (4)
    • EDCA 638. Organization of Correctional and Alternative Education Service Delivery (4)
    • EDCA 640. Literacy Instruction in Adult Confinement Institutions (4)
    • EDCA 642. Library Services for Alternative and Correctional Students (4)
    • EDCA 644. Pre- and Post-Release Transitions for Correctional Students (4)
    • EDCA 646. Comparative Correctional Education (4)
    • EDCA 684. Special Topics in Correctional and Alternative Education (4)

Track B: Comprehensive Examination Option

  1. EDCA 999. Comprehensive Examination (0)
  2. Eight units of electives chosen from the list above.

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