Upcoming Application Deadlines

The School of Education accepts applications on a rolling basis, and will release admission decisions periodically throughout the year. Applicants should take care to complete his or her application by the posted deadlines to ensure that the Admissions Committe has ample time to make an admissions decision before the start of the term. 

For a complete list of dates, please visit our Application and Enrollment Calendar

 Application Complete Deadline     Available Start Term   
 March 1, 2018
 June 1, 2018
 September 4, 2018

Department of Leadership and Higher Education Application Requirements

For all applicants:

  1. Completed application
  2. Evidence of a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  3. Evidence of a 3.0 undergraduate GPA or an approved petition
  4. One (1) official transcript issued by the Registrar of each institution attended, sent directly to the Office of Graduate and Professional Enrollment. 
  5. Two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty or professionals who know your work

In addition, students should submit the items below for the program to which they are applying:

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (Tier I)

Candidates must have worked in a position requiring a teaching or service credential for five years prior to receiving the Certificate of Eligibility for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. Once candidates acquire an administrative position, they can apply for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. 

 

1. Evidence of passing CBEST

2. Evidence of Certificate of Clearance issued by CCTC

3. Evidence of a California teaching or basic services credential

4. Evidence of a Master's Degree

5. 3.0 GPA

Clear Administrative Services Credential (Tier II)

Candidates must have worked in a position requiring a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (Tier I) for two years and also hold an administrative position at the time they are recommended for the Clear Professional Administrative Services Credential (Tier II).

 

1. Personal Statement: Essay of 500 words describing personal experience and interests in relationship to educational administration. 

2. Evidence of passing CBEST

3. Evidence of Certificate of Clearance issued by CCTC

4. Evidence of a basic services credential or our Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

5. Proof of administrative position

6. 3.0 GPA

7. Evidence of a Master's degree

MA in Educational Administration

Students may pursue the MA in Educational Administration with or without the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. Candidates must have worked in a position requiring a basic teacher or services credential for five years prior to receiving the Certificate of Eligibility for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. Once candidates acquire an administrative position, they can apply for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. Please see the program page for more information. 

 

All Applicants: 

1. Personal Statement: Essay of 500 words describing personal experience and interests in relationship to educational administration. 

2. 3.0 GPA

3. Evidence of passing CBEST

4. Evidence of Certificate of Clearance issued by CCTC

 

Credential Applicants Only:

1. Evidence of a California teaching or basic services credential

MA in Higher Education & MA in Higher Education - Student Affairs

1. Personal Statement: Essay of 500 words describing personal experience and interests in relationship to higher education and/or student affairs. 

2. 3.0 GPA

Submitting Materials

Please submit all application parts via our online application.  Admission and certification requirements vary by program. All application pieces are required in order to complete your application for Admissions Review Committee.

Recommenders wishing to submit letters of recommendation directly to the School should email it to SOEAdmissions@redlands.edu and include as much applicant detail as possible (applicant name and email address if possible; academic program of interest is helpful too).