MA in Education, Educational Leadership

This degree prepares students looking to take on leadership roles in education-related fields without pursuing a credential for public school administration. Alternative coursework specific to particular areas of interest customizes the program. 

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership allows students to customize their programs, meeting their unique career goals through the selection of alternative coursework in related fields such as human resources, public administration, organizational leadership and business administration.

  • Apply facilitative leadership skills to promote effective problem-solving and collaborative decision-making.
  • Develop a theoretical research project utilizing one or more methodologies.
  • Apply democratic principles to an authentic educational context.
  • Analyze best practices of global educational systems.
  • Utilize theories of learning and brain research to enhance teaching and student learning.
  • Evaluate curriculum design as they relate to meeting the diverse needs of students.
  • Analyze issues and make ethical decisions within an educational context.


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Jan 08, 2018

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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
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Irvine Campus
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Lacey Campus
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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
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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

Admissions Requirements

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

  • Completed application
  • Current Resume
  • Letter of intent
  • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the candidate in an academic setting
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
Fast Track Admission

Applicants who have successfully completed any of the Brandman University Preliminary Credential programs and have passed the CSET, MSAT, SSAT or PRAXIS examination automatically qualify for admission to MAE program

Graduate Level Exams

For information about exam/test score requirements, please reference the Brandman University Catalog

Program Curriculum

  • EDUU 600  Research and Evaluation Methods


    EDUU 605  Democracy, Education and Social Change


    EDUU 606  Seminar in Learning Theory


    EDUU 607  Seminar in Comparative Education


    EDUU 608  Seminar in the Social Foundations of Education


    EDUU 609  Seminar in Curriculum Studies


    Core Courses Subtotal


    Emphasis Area Elective Courses


    Select from the following Emphasis Area


    Emphasis Area Elective Courses Subtotal


    Total Credits


  • Candidates must complete 9 required credits and will select one, 3 credit elective to customize and strengthen their program of study to meet their individual career goals. Candidates can choose any three credit course from 500 or 600-level EDCI or EDUU courses or by taking one, 3 credit course from the following related disciplines; human resources, public administration, organizational leadership, or business administration. EDAD courses will not be accepted as emphasis courses for this program. Courses completed as part of a general or special education credential program will also not be accepted as fulfilling the 12 credit emphasis area.

    EDUU 614 Creating a Shared Vision in Educational Organizations 3
    EDUU 616 Leading Change in Educational Organizations 3
    EDUU 615 Engaging Stakeholders in Educational Organizations 3
    Emphasis area elective course 3
    Select one course as described above
    Total Credits 12

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