Upon admission to the program, candidates will receive detailed information about the online program orientation. The University also hosts an “All University Graduate Orientation” which is typically held on the Saturday before the semester begins. The University orientation is optional while the program orientation is mandatory.
Candidates meet with an adviser to develop a study plan and receive information about the program. The study plan guides candidates through the program.
Candidates must maintain a 3.0 to remain in the program. As long as earning a grade of C in a course does not drop the GPA below 3.0 candidates may still remain in the program.
Candidates in need of writing assistance can make an appointment with the graduate learning specialists in the University Learning Center. For an appointment with a graduate learning specialist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. They can assist with graduate-level academic skills, studying, writing, and making presentations.
The CSUF Financial Aid Office assists candidates with loans, grants and scholarships to help fund their education. Call (657) 278-3125 or email email@example.com. Check the financial aid website for the latest fee information. Be sure to apply for financial aid early. To determine an estimate for eligibility for financial aid, complete this online worksheet. If eligible, complete the online application after January 1st (for the following fall semester). The earlier candidates apply, the more likely the funds will be available during the first week of the semester. Candidates should not wait until acceptance into the university to apply for aid. Please go to this website for more information: http://ed.fullerton.edu/Current/scholarships.html
Candidates may meet with any faculty member that teaches in the program. He or she can assist with the study plan or questions.
The majority of candidates take EDEL 594. If candidates have a special interest area and have a faculty member who is interested and willing to work with them on the topic, they can take EDEL 597 or 598. Candidates must consult with an adviser before signing up for EDEL 597 or 598. Candidates may only take these courses with special permission. Please note: Faculty members do not get unit credit for teaching 597 or 598 classes so many faculty members are unable to take on this work load.
EDEL 594 Research Seminar
EDEL 597 Project
EDEL 598 Thesis
It is essential that candidates complete a Grad Check no later than the week prior to the final semester because it could alter the graduation date. Specific information regarding Grad Checks, along with the necessary forms, can be found at the CSUF Admissions’ Graduation Process page or by calling the Admissions and Records office at 657-278-2300.
The expertise and interests that candidates will develop throughout the program will shape the final project. Candidates are encouraged to discuss their ideas with instructors, as well as continually deepen their knowledge of related theories, research, and practical application of the literature. The formal preparation for the project will begin one year before taking EDEL 594. The three activities below support the preparation for this course. Attendance at each is required, and it is the candidate’s responsibility to confirm when the orientations will be held.
Project Orientation: All candidates must attend the Project Orientation two semesters prior to taking EDEL 594. The purpose is to provide an overview of the project, discuss the range of possible topics and formats, and present the Project Proposal guidelines. One orientation is held each semester, typically during the second half of the term. The orientations are typically held online. Be sure to check course syllabi for details.
Project Proposal Due: All candidates are required to submit a project proposal the semester prior to taking EDEL 594. The proposal is due within the first month of the semester and will be reviewed by faculty from the graduate program. Feedback will be provided at the Project Workshop.
Project Workshop: All candidates must attend the workshop one semester prior to taking EDEL 594. During the workshop candidates will receive feedback on the Project Proposal from faculty who teach in the graduate program. Additional information about the project will be provided to support candidates’ preparation for the first class session. The Project Workshop is typically held online. Be sure to check course syllabi for details.
Sample Timeline Based on Taking EDEL 594 in Fall.
Note: The information about the EDEL 594 Final Project does not apply to candidates who are enrolled in the Educational Technology Concentration. These candidates will be given information about how to prepare for EDEL594 during the first semester of the program.
MASTERS IN EDUCATION: If interested in being part of our 100% online Curriculum and Instruction emphasis in Early Childhood Education cohort, please contact Heather Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MULTIPLE SUBJECT CREDENTIAL or COMBINED MASTERS/MULTIPLE SUBJECT CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS: Have you attended the mandatory in-person credential program overview?
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