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Part 3: Requirements for Higher Degrees

Requirements for the Master of Education (M.Ed) Degree En 11/01/03
The degree of Master of Education will be granted on the follow conditions:
  • A)
    • 1)
      Completion of the normal requirements for admission to the Graduate Division of the University of California, San Diego, as specified by the Graduate Council and approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.
    • 2)
      Submission of Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores.
    • 3)
      Completion of three quarters of a foreign language, or equivalent.
    • 4)
      Completion of an approved subject matter preparation program or passing of the appropriate subject matter exam.
  • B)
    • 1)
      The course of study requires a total of 62-quarter units for elementary credential candidates and 60-quarter units for secondary credential candidates, including, for either credential, a minimum of 24-quarter units of 200-level course work.
    • 2)
      The candidate must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in all course work undertaken as a graduate student at the University of California.
    • 3)
      Each candidate in the M.Ed. program must complete the requirements in accordance with California Commission on Teacher Credentialing standards operative for the program at the time of admission.
    • 4)
      The program of work of each candidate shall be under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
    • 5)
      A comprehensive final examination, designated as Teaching Performance Assessment Portfolio, must be completed.
  • C)

    The normative time for completion will be 15 months.  The program entails full time study during the academic year and during the summer preceding the following the academic year of study.