Advancement to Candidacy

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

  1. Achieved classified standing;
  2. Completed with a grade point average of 3.0 ("B"), at least 16 quarter units of applicable course work in graduate standing, at least 12 of which have been taken at 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. Satisfactorily completed EDUC 603 and 605;
  4. Secured approval of candidacy from the College of Education;
  5. Filed an approved graduate program for completion of the degree. This must be prepared in consultation with an advisor in the College of Education.

Requirements for Graduation

  1. A minimum of 46 quarter units of acceptable graduate-level work, with a minimum of 33 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. Comprehensive Examination (2 units)
    1. EDCI 663. Comprehensive Evaluation in Curriculum and Instruction (2)
    2. EDCI 999. Comprehensive Examination (0)

      The written comprehensive examination is designed to test the student's knowledge in the field of curriculum and instruction. The examination will be given in the fall and spring quarters. Students may take the examination twice. Students who choose the comprehensive option and Curriculum and Instruction Emphasis must enroll in 12 units in the electives category with approval of an advisor. Students who choose the Gifted and Talented Education Emphasis must complete EDCI 663 and 999, and will not enroll in any elective courses;
  5. The graduation writing requirement is met upon successful completion of the Comprehensive Examination;
  6. A minimum of 26 units in courses numbered 600 or above included as part of the approved graduate program;
  7. Any additional general requirements not cited above and listed on Page 368.

    The program may not include more than 13 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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