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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‚Äôs 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.