Master of Science in Transformative Teaching in Secondary Education

California State University Fullerton’s Master of Science in Transformative Teaching in Secondary Education is designed for middle and high school teachers who share our commitment to just, equitable and inclusive education, and are ready to take their career to a new level.

This fully-online, 21-month program is dynamic and highly interactive, featuring small class sizes, synchronous and asynchronous learning, and opportunities to build curriculum for and conduct research in your own classroom.  

In this MS in Transformative Teaching (MSTT) students:

Examine local and national issues of equity and justice in K-12 curriculum, pedagogy, and policy;

Evaluate and design culturally and linguistically sustaining curriculum for their subject area;

Conduct research in their classroom, school, district and community;

Learn with and from local practitioners and internationally renowned scholars of education;

Develop the professional expertise and agency necessary to be transformative leaders in their classroom, school, and discipline.

The MSTT is designed to help you advance your career, and all students receive mentorship as they prepare to present at a professional conferences, write an article for publication, or apply for National Board Certification (California teachers with National Board certification are eligible for up to $25,000 in state incentives; click here for information about incentives in other states).

To learn more about this dynamic program, watch the video below (also online at in new window  ).

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Applications for the Fall 2024 cohort are due no later than June 1, 2024. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, and the priority deadline for scholarships is April 1, 2024.

 * MSTT Interviews are held monthly, beginning in November.  Candidates who submit complete applications are interviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until the cohort is full.  Candidates are encouraged to apply as early to avoid being placed on a waitlist.  Please contact Dr. Alison Dover ( ) with questions.

Grants and scholarships are available! For more information, visit:

CSUF’s Office of Graduate Studies

CSUF Graduate Equity Fellowship Program

The CSUF College of Education (Scholarship Priority Deadline April 1, 2024)

The TEACH Grant Program

CSUF’s Office of Financial Aid

 *Candidates are encouraged to apply for scholarships as soon as they submit their application.  You do not need to wait until you have been formally accepted!

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Questions? Contact Graduate Program Advisor, Dr. Alison Dover at

Click here to learn more about why US News and World Reports rates CSUF’s Master of Science in Transformative Teaching in Secondary Education as one of the best in the country, and click here to apply.

Click here to learn why OnlineU has ranked our Master of Science in Transformative Teaching among the top 5 online Masters in Secondary Education programs in the country based on U.S. Department of Education data about our graduates.

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