MA, Education, Educational Leadership
Master of Arts in Education, Educational Leadership
The program is designed to help students develop the high-performing leadership skills needed to create positive change for the renewal and improvement of their professional systems without pursuing a credential for public school administration. The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership allows students to customize and strengthen their programs to meet their unique career goals through the selection of education and alternative coursework in related fields such as human resources, public administration, organizational leadership and business administration. In addition to Educational Leadership alternative emphasis areas for the Master of Education degree include:
Program Learning Outcomes
- Leadership: Apply facilitative leadership skills to promote effective problem-solving and collaborative decision-making in specific organizational situations.
- Research: Evaluate the various educational research paradigms and develop a theoretical research project utilizing one or more of the methodologies.
- Democratic Schools: Apply democratic principles to an authentic educational context.
- Global Perspectives: Analyze best practices of global educational systems.
- Learning Theory: Utilize theories of learning and brain research to enhance teaching and student learning.
- Curriculum Design: Evaluate curriculum design and curricular decisions as they relate to meeting the diverse needs of students.
- Ethics: Analyze issues and make ethical decisions within an educational context.
Admission to the program may be achieved by meeting the following requirements:
- Satisfactorily fulfill graduate admission requirements for Brandman University as stated in the catalog (see the Graduate Admission section).
- Applicants using Admission Option Two must possess a GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 in the last 30 semester credits (45 quarter credits) in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program including credits earned toward a credential to be admitted to the Master of Arts in Education degree program and must have a passing score on one of the examinations noted below:
Graduate Record Exam (GRE): achieve the required minimum scores on two out of three of the subsections of the GRE. (Minimum score for Quantitative: 141, minimum score for Verbal: 150, minimum score for Analytic Writing: 4.5.
Miller Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum scaled score of 403.
- State Teacher Examinations: successfully complete the appropriate California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET), or Single Subject Assessments for Teaching (SSAT) and/or Praxis Examination.
- Applicants who have successfully completed any of the Brandman University Preliminary Credential programs and have passed the CSET, MSAT, SSAT or PRAXIS examination automatically qualify for admission to MAE program.
- Applicants to the MAE/Educational Leadership must submit a resume and a letter of intent, indicating their purpose in acquiring this degree and potential career goals.
- Two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with the applicant's academic/professional ability to undertake graduate study.
- Prospective students intending on enrolling in this program, whether online or on campus, must be California residents to do so.
Core Courses (18 credits)
||Research and Evaluation Methods
||Democracy, Education and Social Change
||Seminar in Learning Theory
||Seminar in Comparative Education
||Seminar in Social Foundations of Education
||Seminar in Curriculum Studies
*EDUU 600 is a prerequisite for all other core courses and candidates are advised to take this course first.
Emphasis Block Transfer (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) 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.
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