Graduate School of Education

M.S. in Educational Research, Literacy and Technology

Program Overview

California Lutheran University's Graduate School of Education offers the Master of Education in Educational Research, Literacy and Technology to prepare teaching professionals who wish to expand their knowledge, be more effective in the classroom, and take on critical teacher leadership roles that contribute to both student and school success. Designed for completion in two years, this unique program offers courses in a variety of formats including the traditional classroom setting, hybrid and fully online. Summer entry is recommended.

Program Highlights

  • 36-unit program that can be completed in two years.
  • Includes a Reading Certificate, (Added Authorization) and Supplementary Authorization in Computer Concepts and Applications, both in compliance with California Commission for Teacher Credentialing.
  • Candidates may transfer up to six units of graduate credit earned from an accredited university, upon analysis and syllabus review. Transfer credit may not be accepted in place of EDGN 509, EDGN 510 and EDGN 599 (core requirements).
  • Courses offered at Cal Lutheran's main campus in Thousand Oaks, hybrid and online.
  • Covers public, private and charter school issues and leadership.
  • Professors are highly respected educational leaders.


  • EDTP 554 Educational Measurement
  • EDTE 522 Technology Information Systems for Educators
  • EDRD 559 Foundations of Literacy Learning
  • EDRD 563 Literacy Assessment and Interpretations
  • EDRD 564 Instruction for Communication: Comprehending and Composing
  • EDRD 565 Interdisciplinary Literacy across Levels and Learners
  • EDTE 524 Media and Technology in the Classroom
  • EDGN 509 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDGN 510 Educational Research Design and Methodology
  • EDTE 526 Educational Technology for Teachers
  • EDTE 528 Software for Educators
  • EDGN 599 Thesis

Currently Accepting Applications for Summer and Fall 2014

Admission Requirements

Other Requirements

  1. Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7 for credential program; 3.0 upper division GPA for Master of Education (M.Ed.)
  2. For M.Ed. applicants only, submission of GRE (Graduate Record Exam) scores (unless Petition to Waive GRE Requirement is submitted and approved). The admission test may be waived for candidates who present an official transcript of previous college work from a regionally accredited college or university reflecting any one of the following criteria:
    1. An undergraduate, upper division grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale); or
    2. A combined grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the most recent 60 units of study consisting of any of the following: graduate course work, upper division post baccalaureate course work (exclusive of extension or continuing education work) and upper division undergraduate course work; or
    3. A minimum of nine units of graduate course work completed with a 3.5 grade point average; or
    4. A previously earned master's degree from an accredited university

Application Process

Apply Online

Interested individuals are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with a Graduate Admission Counselor to review specific program information, admission requirements, start terms, deadline dates, and review financial aid options.

Please call (805) 493-3325 to schedule an appointment with a Graduate Admission Counselor or to request information.

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