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


The Monday and Tuesday night cohorts will meet for the Fall 2014 semester on the CSUSM campus in KELL 5102 from 4:30 - 9:00 PM starting August 25th and 26th.  This is a change from the "off campus location" and the ACH 405 room that was announced at the Graduate Mixer.

For questions, please contact the CEHHS Student Services 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 the Educational Administration program recent hires:

  • Mathew Centofranchi ~ Assistant Principal, Beaumont High School
  • Lindsey Duncan ~ Teacher on Special Assignment, Fallbrook Union
  • Christy Flores ~ Assistant Principal, Twin Oaks Elementary
  • Brian Frost ~ Assistant Principal, San Onofre K-8, Fallbrook Union
  • Leandro Galaz ~ Assistant Professor, CSUSM
  • Shannon Garcia ~ Principal, Bobier Elementary, Vista Unified
  • John Livingston ~ Athletic Director, San Elijo Middle School
  • Stephanie McIntire ~ Principal, Valley Center Elementary
  • Cyrus Ortiz-Luis ~ ASB Director, Mission Vista High School, Vista Unified
  • Inelda Luna ~ Teacher on Special Assignment, Fallbrook Union
  • Harmeena Omoto ~ Assistant Principal, Meadowbrook MS, Poway Unified
  • Melanie Paliotti ~ International Baccalaureate Primary Years Coordinator, Vision and Performing Arts, Vista Unified
  • Wes Sechrest ~ Teacher on Special Assignment, San Marcos Unified
  • Julie Steitz ~ Assistant Principal, Meadowbrook MS, Poway Unified
  • Jeremy Walden ~ Assistant Principal, Mission Vista High School, Vista Unified

CSUSM Ed. Admin. graduate
The Educational Administration program at California State University San Marcos is NCATE accredited.