Master of Arts in Education,
Option: Educational Leadership and Administration
Dr. Linda Hauser, Coordinator
The Educational Leadership and Administration faculty prepares candidates to function effectively as educational administrators and leaders. Program graduates serve in leadership roles in a variety of educational settings. Among them are administrative positions in public and private schools, colleges, universities and other related educational agencies. Graduates earning credentials are authorized to serve in administrative roles in California K-12 public schools. Program graduates are also recognized as scholar-practitioners, instructional leaders, and agents of change.
The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program provides authorization to function in an administrative position in a P-12 school setting and can be attained while completing the Master of Arts in Education degree program or with any other conferred master's degree. Individuals who wish to serve as educational administrators must complete preliminary and advanced levels of preparation. Holders of the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and the Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential are authorized to serve in such positions as district superintendent, principal, program director, and any related administrative assignments at all school levels.
The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program is a 24 semester unit program that provides basic preparation for employment in a P-12 public school administrative position. The Professional Administrative Services Credential Program is a 10 unit program. Once an individual completes the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and obtains an administrative position, an application must be made to the Professional Administrative Services Credential Program within the first year of employment. The program provides individually designed advanced preparation in professional development, transformational leadership, school law, school finance, school human resource management, and other areas necessary for leadership in all education settings.
Higher Education Administration
A selection of elective courses associated with various interest areas is available for those seeking a career in higher education or a related field. This curriculum provides professional development for careers in universities, community colleges, government, corrections, hospitals, social services, the military, business, religious organizations, and other positions requiring expertise in education administration.
In special circumstances, students may be eligible for the Administrative Internship Credential. This credential allows students to have a full-time position requiring an administrative credential while they are working toward the completion of the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.
Professional Administrative Services Credential (Tier II)
The Professional Administrative Services Credential is only available through the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. Candidates must be enrolled in the doctoral program in order to complete the professional credential.