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 of 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

For more information, please contact Andi Shibata in CEHHS Student Services at (760) 750-4292 or program coordinator Carol Van Vooren at

Information Session &
Master's and Doctoral Event

(Appetizer's, drinks, and poster session)

April 30, 2015
5:00 - 6:30 PM

CSUSM Main Campus
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA  92096

The McMahan House
Free Parking, look for event signs


  • A cohort based program with a new cohort beginning each fall and meeting one night a week.  The 2015-17 cohort will meet on Tuesday nights.
  • 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, Valley Middle School, Carlsbad 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.