The Master of Arts in Education - Professional Learning Community Emphasis is designed for educators whose goal is to work collaboratively to enhance their effectiveness as professionals in order to positively impact learning.
Admission to the program may be achieved by completing the following requirements:
Satisfactorily fulfill graduate admissions requirements for Brandman University.
Hold one of the following: a valid California Multiple or Single Subject SB 2042 Professional "Clear" Teaching Credential earned through a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved 2042 BTSA Induction Program.
If using Option Two in the graduate admissions requirements, have a grade point average between 2.75 and 2.99 in the last 30 graded semester credits (45 quarter units) in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program including credits earned toward a credential and submit passing scores from one of the following standard admissions tests:
Candidates who have successfully completed any of Brandman University's Preliminary Credential programs and have passed the CSET, MSAT, SSAT or PRAXIS examination automatically qualify for admission to MAE program.
Submit two letters of recommendation and recommendation waivers from individuals who are familiar with the applicant's academic/professional ability to undertake graduate study.
Provide a letter of completion on institution letterhead and/or from registrar's office if you are currently completing a baccalaureate degree from an institution other than Brandman University.
How to Apply
Complete and submit an Application for Graduate Admission
Provide official transcripts from the regionally accredited Baccalaureate degree granting institution and transcripts from all institution where post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted. official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
Only credit from regionally accredited institutions will be accepted for transfers.International applicants or domestic applicants with transcripts from international institutions must also submit foreign transcripts.
PLEASE DO NOT FAX TRANSCRIPTS OR TEST SCORES.
Please mail all official transcripts to the following address:
Brandman University Office of Admission
16355 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92618
With the exception of transcripts or test scores, you may also fax additional required documents directly to the Office of Admission at (866) 659-1143 or e-mail the documents as attachments to email@example.com.
Specific Requirements (2012-13 catalog)
Prerequisites:Students must have held or currently hold a valid teaching credential or take EDUU 515 - Teaching the Adult Learner.
Core courses (24 credits):
EDUU 600 Research and Evaluation Methods 3
*EDUU 600 is a prerequisite for all other core courses and candidates are advised to follow this structure.
Electives (12-27 credits):
Electives must be 500 or 600 level courses selected from graduate courses currently available to Brandman University education graduate students in any program, provided the courses help the Community to reach its learning goals. A minimum of 50% of the course credits (15 credits) must be in special education. In the event that the Community determines it needs to have a new course developed to meet its specific Learning Community goals, the education faculty of Brandman University will work with the group to develop such a course or courses. It is understood that such courses must first be approved by the appropriate faculty/administrator prior to being used in the degree. In addition, the proposed electives along with a rationale for choosing those electives must be submitted to the faculty/administrator for approval as meeting the intent of the Professional Learning Community emphasis.
Total credits 30
Candidates must progress through the program as a cohort, completing their coursework and demonstration of mastery at approximately the same time as their peers.
Demonstration of MasteryThe Learning Community will show Demonstration of Mastery by developing a community portfolio that documents its professional growth as a learning community. This includes the Professional Learning Plan, artifacts demonstrating the progress and attainment of goals, and a reflection of the community learning experiences and how this will impact them as special educators.