The Master of Arts in Education, Educational Leadership program helps develop and enhance your dynamic, high-performing leadership skills for the renewal and improvement of schools and school systems. The curriculum focuses on leadership models, supervision of personnel, implementation of policy, and the legal and social issues that affect the school system.
Designed for students looking to be principals or educational administrators, this program will create effective leaders for today’s educational settings.
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)
Core courses (18 credits):
EDUU 600* Research and Evaluation Methods 3 EDUU 605 Democracy, Education and Social Change 3 EDUU 606 Seminar in Learning Theory 3 EDUU 607 Seminar in Comparative Education 3 EDUU 608 Seminar in Social Foundations of Education 3 EDUU 609 Seminar in Curriculum Studies 3
*EDUU 600 is a prerequisite for all other core courses and candidates are advised to follow this structure.
Emphasis Courses (12 credits)
Students will customize and strengthen their program of study to meet their individual career goals by choosing twelve credits from 500 or 600-level EDAU, EDCI, or EDUU courses (excluding EDAU-691). However, three of the twelve credits may be taken in one of the following related disciplines, human resources, public administration, organizational leadership, or business administration. Courses completed as part of a general or special education credential program shall not be accepted as fulfilling the 12 credit emphasis area.
Demonstration of Mastery
A candidate for the MAE in Educational Leadership must successfully complete a portfolio that reflects mastery of course content. Candidates may submit the portfolio during the last remaining course or at the conclusion of their program of study.
Total Credits 30