Master of Arts in Education
Educational Administration Option

The MA in Education degree with the Option in Educational Administration program qualifies candidates for the Tier I Preliminary Educational Administration Services credential. This program has a focus on K-12 education using a lens on cultural proficiency.  Candidates also conduct meaningful field experience work in school settings. Candidates will develop skills and knowledge in all aspects of practice related to:

  • Leading 21st century instruction
  • Creating a responsive environment and community
  • Managing budget, legal issues, and personnel
  • Understanding and responding to data
  • Engaging in sound theoretical and practical leadership philosophies

An information meeting for potential candidates applying for fall 2014 will be held Tuesday, May 13th from 4:00-5:00 pm at Chaparral High School room 323 in Temecula.  The fall 2014 cohort deadline for applications is June 1, 2014.

The 2014-2016 cohort will meet on Monday nights from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

For questions, please contact the School of Education at (760) 750-4277 or program coordinator Carol Van Vooren at


  • A cohort based program with a new cohort beginning each fall and meeting one night a week.
  • A 24-unit credential program designed to be completed in 4 consecutive semesters, with 6 additional units for the master’s degree.
  • The faculty are current and past administration leaders from San Diego and San Bernardino Counties.
  • The program prepares candidates to take roles in leadership, including administration and teacher leadership.
  • Includes 100 hours of K-12 school-based practicum to prepare participants for leadership roles.

Congratulations to our recent hires from the 2011-2013 cohort:

  • Tina Hernandez ~ English Learners TOSA of Mission Hills High, San Marcos
  • Michele Diekelman ~ Assistant Principal TOSA of El Camino High, Oceanside
  • Steve Post ~ Assistant principal of Vista Magnet Middle School
  • Albert Ngo ~ Assistant principal of Del Dios Middle School
  • Aaron Nelson ~ Assistant principal of Aviara Oaks Middle School
  • Jessica Morales ~ Assistant principal of Calavera Hills School
  • Adam Carlin ~ Assistant principal of Stone Ranch Elementary School
  • Kellie Fleming ~ Common Core TOSA, Vista Unified
  • Sheryl Schmidt ~ Common Core TOSA, Vista Unified

Congratulations to the current Ed Admin candidate Cyrus Ortiz-Luis who was recognized recently at Vista High with the prestigious Honor V award.

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The Educational Administration program at California State University San Marcos is NCATE accredited.