MA, Education, Educational Administration

Master of Arts in Education, Educational Administration

The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Educational Administration was designed for candidates who hold a valid CTC approved Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. This will help sharpen skills and broaden knowledge for school administrators. The emphasis focuses on essential collaboration philosophies and theories. A Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Educational Administration provides graduates with the skills necessary to:

  • promote change
  • develop policy
  • execute governance

Where Can I Use My Degree?

As an administrator in education you can provide necessary support services in a variety of educational environments including[2]:

  • preschool and childcare
  • elementary, middle and high school
  • university, community college or trade school
 
[1] http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/elementary-middle-and-high-school-principals.htm
[2] http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes119039.htm#nat

Admission Requirements

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:

  1. Two letters of recommendation with waiver forms are required. These letters must be on official letterhead; must be written by individuals who are familiar with the candidate in an academic or professional setting and who have knowledge of the candidate’s ability to successfully complete graduate courses; and, must address the candidate’s fit for the program. The letters cannot be older than two years from the date of application.
  2. Applicants to the MAE Educational Administration emphasis must hold a valid CCTC approved Preliminary Administrative Services Credential received through a CTC district approved program or CTC university approved program. If a student took the preliminary test they may not be admitted into this program.

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.

Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:

 

Option One – GPA required 3.00 or Higher

  • A 3.0 grade point average (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. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution.

Option Two – A GPA between 2.75 – 2.99
calculated in the last 30 semester credits (45 quarter credits) in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program including credits earned toward a credential to be admitted to the Master of Arts in Education degree program and must have a passing score on one of the examinations noted below:

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE): achieve the required minimum scores on two out of three of the subsections of the GRE. (Minimum score for Quantitative: 141, minimum score for Verbal: 150, minimum score for Analytic Writing: 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.

Option Three – An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution

Option Four – GPA below 2.50, Portfolio

  •   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.

Core Courses (18 credits)

EDUU 600* Research and Evaluation Methods 3
EDUU 605 Democracy, Education and Social Change 3
EDUU 606 Seminar in Learning Theory 3
EDUU 607 Seminar in Comparative Education 3
EDUU 608 Seminar in Social Foundations of Education 3
EDUU 609 Seminar in Curriculum Studies 3

*EDUU 600 is a prerequisite for all other core courses and candidates are advised to take this course first.

Emphasis Block Transfer (12 credits)

Brandman University awards a block of 12 semester credits for successful completion of a CCTC Approved Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program. Please see an academic advisor for more details. 

Total Credits 30
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