This program is designed for a collaboration between a District/County Office of Education and Brandman University to design a Master’s degree program passed off the District/County Office of Education Tier 1 or Tier 2 programs by collaborating on courses that complements the knowledge and skills provided through District/County Office of Education programs. The “cafeteria” approach to identifying electives results in a Masters of Educational Leadership is customized to meet the needs of specific groups of learners, thereby making the most of every student’s educational development by providing quality content where needed and reducing redundancy.
This program 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 Tier I and/or Tier II 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.
Admission to the program may be achieved by completing the following requirements:
Satisfactorily fulfill graduate admissions requirements for Brandman University. If usingOption 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:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE): any two of the three GRE scores (Verbal, Quantitative or Analytical Writing) may be used to meet graduate admissions standards for the MAE. The minimum acceptable score for the Verbal is 150, Quantitative sections is 141 and minimum score for Analytic Writing is 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.
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 your 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 Chapman University. Submit a current resume.
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.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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) Administrative Services Credential program.
Core Courses (6 credits):
|EDUU 600||Research and Evaluation Methods (should be taken in your first or second term)||3|
|EDAU 670||Collaborative Leadership||3|
Electives (Minimum 12 credits)
Electives must be 500 or 600 level courses selected from graduate courses currently available to Brandman University education graduate students in any EDUU, EDCI or EDAU course. At least 6 elective course credits must be in Educational Administration.
Demonstration of Mastery
Candidates for the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership – Professional Learning Community must successfully complete a portfolio that reflects mastery of Program Learning Outcomes.