Education-Masters Study (EDMA)

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EDMA 600  Critical Perspectives in Education  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
This foundation course examines current and historical issues related to supporting the important connection between social justice and democracy in public education and society. Students explore, research, and discuss past and current socio-political issues and trends in education, with particular focus on diverse student populations in our schools and the democratic professional practices that best serve our educational communities. 3 hours lecture.  (021329)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
EDMA 610  Introduction to Inquiry in Education  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Experience using computers, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
This course develops the knowledge and skills educators need as consumers and producers of educational research. Introduction to skills for accessing, comprehending, planning, and conducting educational research and basic statistics. This course should be taken early in the MA degree program. 3 hours seminar.  (002875)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
EDMA 611  Research Seminar in Education  3 Units  
Prerequisite: EDMA 610, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Assists in the development of research proposals and the communication of research. Master's candidates gain insight into the conduct of educational research, develop the proposal for their thesis or project, and draft a summary of related previous research. This course should be taken just before beginning a master's thesis or project. 9 hours independent study.  (002876)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
EDMA 620  Trauma Informed Education  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring, summer, fall  
This course provides school practitioners (i.e., teachers, administrators, and support professionals) with a research-based introduction to trauma, trauma-based education, and equity-centered trauma-informed practices. The course provides opportunities to implement trauma-informed practices in a classroom or organization. Students will make connections to social-emotional learning (SEL) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). 3 hours lecture.  (022325)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
EDMA 621  Working With Paraeducators in K-12 Education  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring, summer, fall  
This course provides school practitioners (i.e., teachers, administrators, and support professionals) with a research-based framework for successfully supporting, training and collaborating with paraeducators. 3 hours lecture.  (022326)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
EDMA 696  Synthesizing Experience in Education  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy in the MA in Education degree or permission of instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
A study of the major themes of the MA in Education program. This course is open to all MA students; however, it is a preparation course for the MA in Education comprehensive exam. Students taking the comprehensive exam must register for this course in the final semester of their program. The exam is given as part of the course. 9 hours independent study.  (002872)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
EDMA 696P  Professional Paper with Comprehensive Exam  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Advance to candidacy, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
A culminating study of major educational issues and trends occurring in the field of Education. It is a preparation course for the MA in Education professional paper with comprehensive exam. Students completing the professional paper with comprehensive exam must take this course in the final semester of their program. The written professional paper that aligns with the Guide to Graduate Studies and comprehensive exam are given as part of this course. 9 hours independent study.  (021333)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: CR/NC  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
EDMA 697  Independent Study  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 0 hours independent study.  (002878)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
EDMA 698  Special Topics in Education  1-6 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 1 hour discussion.  (002877)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 9 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
EDMA 699P  Master's Project  1-6 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. A Master's Project is an alternative terminal project as partial fulfillment of the requirements for a master's degree. In some cases the format of an MA study is most appropriately handled under the designation of project. The project is the creation of a product that has a purpose beyond the study; e.g., handbook, curriculum guide, video tape, video slide presentation, etc. A project requires a bound companion document which explains the project's creation and development. 0 hours independent study.  (002881)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: CR/NC  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
EDMA 699T  Master's Thesis  1-6 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 0 hours independent study.  (002879)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: CR/NC  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division