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

Orientation for the 2014-2016 incoming cohort:
CSUSM Master's Information Night & Mixer
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
4:30 PM - Campus tour starts in Cougar Central
5:00 PM - Resource fair and mixer in the USU arcade
5:45 PM - Graudate studies convocation in the USU outdoor amphitheater
6:30 PM - Educational Administration breakout session in MARK 105

Please join Drs. Van Vooren and Rosilez for the one hour breakout session at 6:30 PM in MARK 105 where you will meet your cohort members and learn more about the program.  If you cannot attend that evening, please notify Dr. Van Vooren at

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 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.