MA, Educational Leadership and Administration, with Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration, with Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

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.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Vision:  Organize the development, articulation, implementation and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.
  • Instructional Leadership:  Create, nurture and sustain a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and professional growth.
  • Management:  Design the management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
  • Collaboration:  Collaborate with stakeholders, respond to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilize community resources to promote the success of all students. 
  • Ethics:  Construct and model a professional code of ethics and develop professional leadership capacity.
  • Advocacy:  Advocate for the success of all students by influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context of schools.
  • Research:  Utilize educational research paradigms to examine best practices in education. 

You must satisfactorily fulfilling one of the following admission options. Specific program admission requirements must also be met.

Option One
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.

Option Two
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).

Option Three
An earned master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Option Four
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:

  1. Posses a valid California clear prerequisite credential.
  2. Proof of a passing score on the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) or any CTC approved basic skills tests is required for admission to all credential programs.
  3. Candidates must submit a resume and a letter of intent.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s academic/professional ability to undertake graduate studies.
  5. If the candidate is not currently employed in a position requiring a “basic” CTC credential, he/she must submit a letter identifying the school and principal under whom field work assignments will be completed.
  6. Prospective students intending on enrolling in this program, whether online or on campus, must be California residents to do so.

Credential and Program Requirements

  1. A minimum of five years of verified full time employment under a prerequisite CTC credential at the time of filing for the PAS credential.
  2. Fieldwork portfolio.
  3. Exit Interview.
  4. Demonstration of Mastery portfolio.
  5. Internship candidates must meet all of the preceding admission requirements. In addition, Internship candidates must provide verification that they have served three full academic years in an approved setting (form CL-41) and written evidence that they have been offered an administrative position (Brandman University Verification of Employment for Internship Credential Form). The internship recommendation online credential form must be completed by the candidate filed.

Foundation Courses (9 credits)
Requirements:

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
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