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Social and Cultural Analysis of Education

Master of Arts in Education, Option in Social and Cultural Analysis in Education

33 units


Prospective students should seek advising from the Graduate Studies Office.

Current and admitted students will be assigned a faculty advisor.

Applying to the Program

Fall 2017 Deadline: April 15, 2017*

International Applicant Deadline:

Fall 2017: April 1, 2017

Application Process

Application Packet »


* Please note that April 15, 2017 is a Saturday. Program application materials must be submitted the business day prior to the deadline- April 14, 2017 by 5PM.

Information Sessions

Prospective students are encouraged to watch our virtual information sessions, or attend a Graduate Programs general information session.

SCAE Info Sessions

Information sessions specific to SCAE will be scheduled during regular fall and spring semesters. 

Graduate Programs General Info Sessions

Fri, Aug 11, 2017 3:30pm EED Building, Check-In in the Lobby
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 3:30pm EED Building, Check-In in the Lobby
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 3:30pm EED Building, Check-In in the Lobby
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 3:30pm EED Building, Check-In in the Lobby

SCAE Spotlight

Program Overview

The Master of Arts Degree in Education, Option in Social and Cultural Analysis of Education (SCAE), focuses on the social and cultural analysis of education in urban and international contexts. Emphasizing critical approaches to education, including critical theory and critical pedagogy, the degree's interdisciplinary nature provides the intellectual rigor necessary for analyzing the relationship between education and society and effecting social and educational justice. SCAE courses examine education in its historical, social, and political contexts, and may be applied to all levels of education—locally, nationally, and internationally. In the SCAE program, education is conceived broadly to encompass K-12 and higher education, community-based education, adult education and other spaces in which people engage in teaching and learning.

After completing the program, graduates have a variety of career choices, not only in the educational realm but also in the private sector and nonprofit organizations. The program also serves as an ideal foundation for further academic study at the doctoral level.

Interested in Learning More About SCAE?

  • Subscribe to our mailing list for prospective students.
  • Check out the videos on the Virtual Info Session page in the navigation menu to learn about the program from our students and alumni.
  • On our website, you'll also find FAQs, a program handbook, course planners, and more!
  • Visit the SCAE student weblog, created and maintained by current graduate students (not a CSULB affilated site).


last updated — Sep 28, 2016