MA, Educational Leadership and Administration, PASC

Through online learning and fieldwork, this program prepares you to become an elementary, middle, or high school principal.

Program Overview

This graduate credential prepares students with a master’s degree and teaching experience through online learning and fieldwork to become an elementary, middle, or high school principal who oversees daily school activities, curricula, and staff.This program is not available in all states – contact a university enrollment coach for details.

As a student, you will:

  • Focus on an array of topics to help you advance your school system and propel your career with 21st-century skills.
  • Qualify for other positions such as instructional coordinators or other school district administrative positions.
  • Apply what you learn through fieldwork included in every course to help build a portfolio of experience throughout the entire program.
  • Meet the requirements set by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Program Standards, including those that align to the highest national standards in leadership.
  • Be qualified for a Certificate of Eligibility or Preliminary Administrative Services Credential with successful completion of the program.


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Next Session

Mar 05, 2018

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Available Campuses

Antelope Valley Campus
39115 Trade Center Drive, Suite 203, Palmdale, CA 93551
Fairfield Campus
4820 Business Center Drive, Suite 100, Fairfield, CA 94534
Hanford Campus
325 Mall Drive, Hanford, CA 93230
Irvine Campus
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
Menifee Campus
28237 La Piedra Rd, Bldg. 3000, Menifee, CA 92584
Monterey Campus
99 Pacific Street, Suite 375-B, Monterey, CA 93940
Fully Online
Working adults prefer the flexible format that allows them study any time of day.
Ontario Campus
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764
Palm Desert Campus
75-105 Merle Dr, Suite 800, Bldg. B, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
Roseville Campus
400 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Santa Maria Campus
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A-1, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Visalia Campus
649 South County Center Drive, Visalia, CA 93277
Victorville Campus
13911 Park Avenue, Suite 100, Victorville, CA 92392
Walnut Creek Campus
2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Yuba City Campus
3301 East Onstott Road, Yuba City, CA 95991
kelly howell brandman
My first experience with Brandman was when I was a special education teacher. My district paired up with Brandman for an autism certificate.  I liked it because I was able to still work and do everything else I needed to do. I liked the way the program was – the online component plus in-face classes.
Kelly H. | MA, Educational Leadership and Administration, 2016

Admission Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • Completed application
  • Resume
  • Valid California clear prerequisite credential
  • Letter of Intent
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the candidate in an academic setting
  • Proof of a passing score on the CBEST or any CTC approved basic skills tests or a valid California Credential that required passage of basic skills to receive the credential
California Residency

This program is only available to California residents.

Letter of Good Standing

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

Program Curriculum

  • EDAD 601 Introduction to Vision, Leadership, and Change


    EDAD 602 Applied Educational Research and Data Analysis


    EDAD 604 Community Perspective, Collaboration and School Culture


    EDAD 606 Change and Continuous Improvement


    EDAD 608 School Law, School wide Discipline and Safety


    EDAD 610 Innovations in Instructional Leadership


    EDAD 612 Working with Diverse Populations


    EDAD 614 Aligning Resources and Systems for School Improvement


    EDAD 616 Professional Growth and Learning


    EDAD 695 Educational Leadership Seminar I


    EDAD 696 Educational Leadership Seminar II


    EDAD 697 Educational Leadership Seminar III


    EDAD 698 Educational Leadership Internship Seminar *


    EDAD 620 Educational Leadership & Administration Capstone


    Total Credits



    EDAD 698 Educational Leadership Internship Seminar Educational Leadership Seminar is only required for those candidates serving under an Internship Credential.

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