The Master of Arts in Education provides a course of study for
examining research and theory about learners, teachers, schools,
and related social institutions. The program prepares
professionals to conduct research about the education of
children, youth, and adults in a multicultural society. Graduates
may assume leadership positions in school districts, state
education agencies, and private organizations concerned with
instructional research, policy and practice.
Students in the M.A. Program complete (1) courses that prepare
them to pursue research in their areas of interest, (2)
additional coursework to meet program requirements, and (3) a
thesis under the direction of a committee of faculty members.
The program offers three areas of emphasis: Instructional
Studies, Psychological Studies, and Socio-cultural Studies. The
program also offers the option of completing the MA in
conjunction with the Teaching Credential program.
The M.A. Program in Education offers (1) a general track that
serves a broad range of student research interests and career
plans, (2) a Practicing Teachers track that offers research
training and experience focused on classroom-based inquiry and
instructional intervention, and (3) an M.A./Credential track that
integrates the M.A. with the Teaching Credential and focuses
particularly on classroom-based research.
PLEASE NOTE: The School will not be accepting
applications for the MA General or Practicing Teachers Program in
Fall 2012 for the 2013-14 school year.
For more information contact:
MA Program Coordinator
School of Education
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-0757
Fax: (530) 754-6672