Students may combine the master's degree and the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential or earn a master's degree only. Credential candidates must possess a teaching or service credential and have passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test. Credenital candidates who have been recommended for an administrative appointment in a district may be eligible for an administrative internship.
Master of Arts in Education, Educational Administration with Preliminary Services Credential option
This two-year program provides you theoretical and practical coursework in school leadership for both the public and private K-12 education. You may earn this master's degree with or without the Preliminary Administrative Services credential.
The Master's Degree and the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential in a combined program is 36 units:
Students not seeking a credential complete the same program coursework exept for California State credential requirements.
Four Core graduate courses (12 units)
Eight courses related to the program and the student's interests (24 units)
Master of Arts in Education:
Education Administration Pathway
|Semester||Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|Fall||EDUC 602||Pluralism in Education||3|
|Fall||EDUC 603||Inquiry I - Intro to Quantitative Research||3|
|Spring||EDUC 670||Program Administration & Evaluation||3|
|Summer A||EDUC 604||Inquiry II - Intro to Qualitative Research||3|
|Summer A||EDUC 673||School Finance||3|
|Fall||EDUC 675||Curriculum & Program Development||3|
|Fall||EDUC 601||The Counseling Process||3|
|Spring||EDUC 676||School Personnel Management||3|
|Spring||EDUC 674||School Politics & Law||3|
|Summer A||EDUC 678B||Fieldwork||2|
|Summer A||EDUC 637||Master's Seminar||3|
Upon completion of the program students will apply for a certificate of eligibility. This certificate never expires and will enable the holder to apply for administrative positions.
Once employment is gained the student can then apply for the preliminary administrative services credential.