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This archived information is dated to the 2009-10 academic year only and may no longer be current.

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Master of Arts in Education

The M.A. degree is conferred by the University upon recommendation of the faculty of the School of Education. The minimum unit requirement is 45 quarter units earned at Stanford as a graduate student. Students must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better in courses applicable to the degree, and a minimum of 27 units must be taken in the School of Education. Students typically enroll in 15 to 18 units per quarter. They must enroll in at least 11 units of work each quarter unless their program makes special provision for a lower quarterly minimum. Master's students should obtain detailed program requirements from the Assistant Director of Academic Services, located in academic services in the School of Education. Most programs require a final project, scholarly paper, or monograph. Additional detailed information regarding program content, entrance, and degree requirements is available at Upon admission, each student is assigned a faculty adviser from the appropriate area committee to begin early planning of a coherent program.

Master of Arts degrees are offered for the following specializations:

In addition, an M.A. degree with a teaching credential is offered in the Stanford Teacher Education Program.

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