Education - Educational Leadership & Administration Option, M.A.
Department of Educational Leadership
Susana Hernandez, Chair
Education Building, Room 350
Dr. Mabel Franks, Program Coordinator for M.A. in Education Option: Educational Leadership
Education Building, Room 471
Dr. Susana Hernandez, Facilitator for Higher Education, Administration, and Leadership
Education Building, Room 365
Degrees and Programs Offered
CRED in Administrative Services - Preliminary Credential
CRED in Admin Serv Cert of Eligibility
CRED in Administrative Services - Internship Credential
MA in Education - Educational Leadership & Administration Option, M.A.
The Department of Educational Leadership offers a Master of Arts degree in Education (MAE) with an option in Educational Leadership and Administration. Students may pursue one of two distinct pathways towards P-12 leadership or Higher Education, Administration, and Leadership.
Note: Students in the P-12 leadership pathway complete a program of study leading to the Master of Arts degree in Education and a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.
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).
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
* 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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