The Master of Arts in Educational Administration program qualifies candidates for
a Certificate of Eligibility for the Preliminary Educational Administration Services
credential (PASC). This program has a focus on K-12 education using a lens of cultural
proficiency and equity. 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
- Developing a culture of continual school improvement
What makes this program unique:
- Earn the Master's Degree in just twelve months
- Participate in "blended" delivery with twice monthly face-to-face Saturday meetings;
and weekly online, asynchronous coursework
- Join a cohort and experience the network of teacher-leaders, just like you, who want
to advance their careers
- Engage in action research of your interest to impact your school site
See the 2019-20AY Academic Calendar and Coursework by Semester for the Preliminary
Administrative Services Credential and Master's in Educational Administration program.
How do I apply?
- Application to the University in the Graduate/ Post-baccalaureate Program.
- A clear teaching credential.
- Authorization to teach English Learners such as SB 2042 or the CTEL/CLAD.
- Four years of successful, full-time experience in a public school, nonpublic school,
or private school of equivalent status. This experience may be teaching, pupil personnel
work, librarianship, health services, or clinical or rehabilitative services. Substitute
or part-time service does not apply.
- Official transcripts mailed directly to the Office of Admissions from EACH college
or university attended.
- Two recent letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the candidate’s
work in the field of education, preferably a supervisor.
- A writing prompt. This will be judged according to the University's Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). You will choose one of the following prompts:
- Describe the leadership skills you have developed prior to the Educational Administration
program and what you hope to learn over the next two years as a practicing leader.
- When you reflect on your current role in the workplace, describe how you are supporting
educational equity and how you hope to expand that goal as a future leader.