The program is designed to help students develop the high-performing leadership skills needed to create positive change for the renewal and improvement of their professional systems without pursuing a credential for public school administration. The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership allows students to customize and strengthen their programs to meet their unique career goals through the selection of education and alternative coursework in related fields such as human resources, public administration, organizational leadership and business administration. In addition to Educational Leadership alternative emphasis areas for the Master of Education degree include:
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:
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.
Applicants to the MAE Teaching and Learning (MA.EDUC.TL) must hold: Valid California Multiple or Single Subject SB 2042 Professional “Clear” Teaching Credential earned through a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved 2042 BTSA Induction Program.
*Applicants to the MAE Leadership in Early Childhood Education (MA.EDUC.LECE) who hold Multiple Subject Credentials must complete at least 12 units of upper division early childhood coursework prior to admission
Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:
Option One – GPA required 3.00 or Higher
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:
Option Three – An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
Option Four – GPA below 2.50, Portfolio
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)
Students will customize and strengthen their program of study to meet their individual career goals by choosing twelve credits from 500 or 600-level EDAU, EDCI, or EDUU courses (excluding EDAU-691) Three of the twelve credits may be taken in one of the following related disciplines, human resources, public administration, organizational leadership, or business administration. Courses completed as part of a general or special education credential program shall not be accepted as fulfilling the 12 credit emphasis area.