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 16 units and 20 units of applicable course work the student is required to apply for advancement to candidacy.
  3. Satisfactorily completed EDUC 607, ETEC 500, 543 and 544;
  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 and approved by 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 completed in residence at this university;
  2. A minimum of 28 quarter units of credit taken after a 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 a master's degree project or comprehensive examination. The project, part of a course or courses other than independent study, normally in the candidate's teaching area, can be reported in the form of a paper and/or other media. The project must be approved by the instructor and the advisor and submitted in the approved format. Both media and non-media projects require a final written report. The project proposal and the project must be approved by the student's advisor and two other professors, at least one of whom must be from the College of Education. Further information is available from the College of Education regarding an approved format for the project proposal and project.

    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 traditional forms. All projects will be planned in consultation with the student's advisor.

    The written comprehensive examination is designed to test the student's knowledge in the field of instructional technology. Before taking the comprehensive examination, students need to present their e-portfolio and successfully complete a presentation in ETEC 692, a required course in the program. Students may not take the examination more than twice;

  5. The graduation writing requirement is met upon successful completion of the Master's Degree Project;
  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 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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