This program provides a unique model of learning by taking a unique approach to identifying electives results are customized to meet the needs of specific groups of learners. This type of modality was designed through collaboration between Brandman University, District and County Offices of Education, with the intention to maximize every student's educational development by providing quality content where needed and reduce redundancy.
The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, Professional Learning Community is designed for a team of educational leaders who are motivated to create a learning community that shares a common vision, is committed to enhancing its professional practice and collaborates in thinking and learning about professional practice. This group will identify a set of values that will make the learning experience mutually successful, and embrace collegiality as a tool to enhance professional effectiveness to increase student learning and improve the services their educational systems provide.
It is for students actively enrolled in, or recent graduates of, a California Teacher Credential (CTC) approved School District or County Office of Education, Administrative Services Credential program. Candidates may be admitted to the program while completing a CTC approved partner program, however they may not apply for degree completion until the entire MA Educational Leadership is completed, including those courses taken through a District or County Office of Education.
Applicants intending on enrolling in this program, whether online or on campus, must be California residents and must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:
Option One – GPA required 3.00 or Higher
Option Two – A GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 (MAE/MAT requires 2.75 – 2.99)
calculated over the most recent graded 30 semester (45 quarter) credits in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution. In addition, a satisfactory score on an accepted graduate admissions exam such as GRE, GMAT, CSET or MAT (consult program for acceptable tests and scores)
Option Three – An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
Option Four – GPA below 2.50, Portfolio
Transfer Credit from Approved Program (Maximum of 15 credits)
Participation in, or recent completion of, a CTC approved School District or County Office of Education (COE or CEO) Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. The MOU will determine the amount of transfer units. No other transfer courses may be allowed other than the CTC approved School District or County Office of Education program.
Core courses (3 credits)
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Electives (Minimum 12-15 credits)
Electives are selected by the candidates with approval of the Associate Dean after completing EDUU 500 that would enhance their professional effectiveness to increase student learning and to meet school and/or district needs. Electives must be from the 500 or 600 level EDAU, EDCI, or EDUU courses, excluding EDAU 691. The Associate Dean will determine the PLC’s educational path to determine the best way to serve this community.