Education - Educational Leadership & Administration Option, M.A.



M.A. in Education Option: Educational Leadership and Administration

Program Description. The Department of Educational Leadership offers a program leading to a Master of Arts degree in Education with an option in Educational Leadership and Administration. The Educational Leadership and Administration Program prepares students through two distinct pathways: the P-12 Leadership and Administration and Preliminary Administrative Services Credential pathway and the Higher Education, Administration, and Leadership (HEAL) pathway.

Admission Requirements. In addition to the admission requirements listed in the Graduate Education Program section of this catalog, applicants to either of the Educational Leadership and Administration pathways must connect with an adviser (program coordinator or pathway facilitator).

Program Requirements.

1. Course requirements (27 units)
a. MAE Core: ERE 220* and ERE 288 (or CI 285) (6 units)
b. Educational Leadership and Administration Core: EAD 261 and 262 (6 units)
c. Pathway courses (15 units)
For individuals seeking careers in P-12 administrative positions: EAD 263, 269, 272, and 274
For individuals seeking careers in higher education or other administrative positions: EAD 266, 269, 273, 278T

2. Culminating experience (4 units)
a. Comprehensive exam (0 units) plus ERE 244 (4 units), or
b. EAD 298 (4 units), or
c. EAD 299 (4 units)
Total (31 units)


* ERE 153 or an approved equivalent is a prerequisite for ERE 220.

** Students meet the Graduate Writing Requirement by passing the writing component of EAD 261.

Note: no more than 6 units of coursework taken for CR/NC only may be applied toward degree requirements.


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