MA, Educational Leadership and Administration, with Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration, with Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

School administrators are vital to the success of our educational systems and the communities they serve. As the demand for qualified educational professionals continues to grow, job diversity within the field offers new opportunities for development. Many educators desire to become elementary, middle, and high school principals who are responsible for managing daily school activities, coordinate curricula, and oversee staff.

The job outlook for Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals in America is best for candidates with a master's degree and teaching experience according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics[1]. Other opportunities for graduates with master’s degrees in leadership and administration include becoming instructional coordinators, academic officers, school deans and university chancellors.  

Why Educational Leadership and Administration at Brandman?

Brandman University's MA in Educational Leadership and Administration with Preliminary Administrative Services Credential degree will give you the theory and practice you need to assume the multiple roles required for effectively managing schools and districts not only today, but well into the future. Designed specifically for the lifestyles of working professionals, the program combines the efficiency and convenience of online learning with the rich experience of face-to-face cohort learning.  Fieldwork is included in every course to apply learning and to help build a portfolio of experience throughout the entire program. 

Program Benefits

  • Advanced Curriculum:  Based on industry best practices, curriculum focuses on an array of topics to help you advance your school system and propel your career with 21st century skills.
  • High Standards:  Courses are fully aligned with the new state leadership standards and includes requirements for a Preliminary Services Certificate of Eligibility or Credential.
  • Comprehensive Support:  In addition to expert faculty, who are leadership practitioners, each cohort has a leadership coach to help you thrive academically and professionally.

Get started on your degree with Brandman University, an NCATE accredited institution providing excellence in teacher preparation. Contact us today at (800) 746-0082.

 

* This program is not available to residents of all states. Please contact a University Enrollment Coach for details.


Admission Requirements

Applicants intending on enrolling in this program must be California residents and complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  1. Two letters of recommendation 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. The letters must address the candidate’s fit for the program, and cannot be older than two years from the date of application.
  2. Possess a Valid California Clear prerequisite credential
  3. Proof of a passing score on the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) or any CTC approved basic skills tests is required for admission to all credential programs or a valid California Credential that required passage of basic skills to receive the credential.
  4. Current Resume.
  5. Letter of Intent.
  6. 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

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.

* This program is not available to residents of all states. Please contact a University Enrollment Coach for details.

Required Courses:

EDAD 601 Introduction to Vision, Leadership and Change 3
EDAD 602 Applied Educational Research & Data Analysis 3
EDAD 604 Community Perspectives, Collaboration & School Culture 3
EDAD 606 Change & Continuous Improvement 3
EDAD 608 School Law, School wide Discipline & Safety 3
EDAD 610 Innovations in Instructional Leadership 3
EDAD 612 Working with Diverse Populations 3
EDAD 614 Aligning Resources & Systems for School Improvement 3
EDAD 616 Professional Growth and Learning 3
EDAD 695 Educational Leadership Seminar I 1
EDAD 696 Educational Leadership Seminar II 1
EDAD 697 Educational Leadership Seminar III 1
EDAD 698 Educational Leadership Internship Seminar* 1
EDAD 620 Educational Leadership & Administration Capstone 3

 

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

 

Total Credits Required: 33-34
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