This program is designed to develop the high-performing administrative leadership skills for the renewal and improvement of schools. It prepares students to successfully assume the multiple roles needed to manage organizations within the education system. The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration curriculum focuses on leadership models, supervision of personnel, implementation of policy, and the legal and social issues that affect the school system.
The program includes the California requirements for an Administrative Services Certificate of Eligibility and Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. While enrolled, students who are offered an opportunity for employment as a District or School Administrator may qualify for an internship credential.
You must satisfactorily fulfilling one of the following admission options. Specific program admission requirements must also be met.
A 3.0 GPA calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential.
A GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 (MAE/MAT requires 2.75-2.99) calculated over the most recent graded 30 semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. In addition, a satisfactory score on an accepted graduate admissions exam (GRE, GMAT, CSET, or MAT).
An earned master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
Submission of a portfolio of evidence that shows adequate preparation for graduate studies. The portfolio will contain: writing samples that show graduate level communications and analytical skills; a detailed resume showing professional development and achievements; awards; professional recognition; letters of reference from persons who can attest to the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work; and a letter of explanation detailing the reasons the student believes he or she is a good candidate for graduate study in the discipline requested.
In addition to the graduate admission requirements above students must:
Credential and Program Requirements
Foundation Courses (9 credits)
|EDUU 600||Research and Evaluation Methods (should be taken in first or second session of enrollment)||3|
|EDUU 606||Seminar in Learning Theory||3|
|EDUU 607||Seminar in Comparative Education||3|
Content Courses (21 credits)
|EDAU 670||Collaborative Leadership||3|
|EDAU 672||21st Century Human Resource Management||3|
|EDAU 674||Instructional Leadership, Supervision and Accountability||3|
|EDAU 675||Politically Intelligent Leadership and Governance||3|
|EDAU 677||Educational Law and Ethics||3|
|EDAU 678||Culturally Responsive Leadership||3|
|EDAU 679||School Finance and Resource Allocation||3|
Capstone Course (3-6 credits)
|EDAU 691||Directed Fieldwork in Administrative Services||3-6|
An extra 3 credits will be required for those candidates who obtain an administrative internship
|Total Credits (not including prerequisite)||33-36|