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Current Programs

Please note that the EDAD program is currently under revision. The following information pertains to the current programs. If the program revisions are approved (pending as of fall 2018), then the following version of the program is what was offered for all students starting the program prior to fall 2019.

There are three programs related to Educational Administration:

Masters Degree + Credential

Master of Arts in Education, Option in Educational Administration and the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, Tier I (33-36 Units).

Student selecting this program option will receive a Master of Arts in Education, Educational Adminstration and a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential upon completion of course requirements.  

Eligibility

A valid teaching credential or PPS credential

3-5 years credentialed classroom teaching and/or related credentialed educational experiences

2.85 minimum GPA

Please see the preconditions of admission from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Coursework

The following courses are required for candidates seeking the MA in Education, Option in Educational Administration and the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (33-36 units). This program has been revised to meet the new California Commission on Teacher Credentialing  (CCTC) Standards of Program Quality Effectiveness.

Prerequisite

Prior to advancement to candidacy, all students must show evidence of completing the following courses or approved equivalents:

  •  EDP 400: Introduction to Educational Research (3 units) 

Courses

(33-36 Units)

All of the following (24 units):

  • EDAD 541:  Leadership, Organizational Management, and Ethics (3 units)
  • EDAD 544:  Legal Aspects of Education: Implications and Applications for School Leadership (3 units)
  • EDAD 647A: Fiscal Resources in Educational Administration (3 units)
  • EDAD 647B: Human Resources in Educational Administration (3 units)
  • EDAD 649: Urban and Community Leadership (3 units)
  • EDAD 677A:  Curriculum, Program Development and Evaluation (3 units)
  • EDAD 677B:  Instructional Leadership and Assessment (3 units)
  • EDAD 680: Advanced Field Experience in Education Administration (3 units)

One advisor approved elective (3 units)

One of the following (3 units):

  • EDP 520: Quantitative Research Methods in Education (3 Units)
  • EDP 595: Qualitative Research Methods (3 units)

One of the following (3-6 units):

  • EDAD 695: Masters Research Study (3 Units)
  • EDAD 698: Masters Thesis (6 units)

Credential Only

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, Tier I (24 Units) for students who already have a graduate degree. This credential is required for employment in California public schools.

Candidates selecting the credential-only option already possess a master’s or doctorate degree in Educational Administration or a related field of study.  

Eligibility

A valid teaching credential or PPS credential

3-5 years credentialed classroom teaching and/or related credentialed educational experiences

2.85 minimum GPA

Please see the preconditions of admission from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Coursework (24 units)                                    

  • EDAD 541: Leadership, Organizational Management, and Ethics (3 units)
  • EDAD 544: Legal Aspects of Education: Implications and Applications for School Leadership (3 units)
  • EDAD 647A: Fiscal Resources in Educational Administration (3 units)
  • EDAD 647B: Human Resources in Educational Administration (3 units)
  • EDAD 649: Urban and Community Leadership (3 units)
  • EDAD 677A: Curriculum, Program Development and Evaluation (3 units)
  • EDAD 677B: Instructional Leadership and Assessment (3 units)
  • EDAD 680: Advanced Field Experience in Educational Administration (3 units)

Master's Degree Only

Master of Arts in Education, Option in Educational Administration degree only (30-33 units).

Eligibility

3-5 years teaching experience

2.85 minimum GPA

Prerequisites

 Prior to advancement to candidacy, all students must show evidence of completing the following courses or  approved equivalents:

  •  EDP 400: Introduction to Educational Research (3 units)

Coursework  (30-33 Units)

All of the following (24 units)

  • EDAD 541: Leadership, Organizational Management, and Ethics
  • EDAD 544: Legal Aspects of Education: Implications and Applications for School Leadership
  • EDAD 647A: Fiscal Resources in Educational Administration
  • EDAD 647B: Human Resources in Educational Administration
  • EDAD 649: Urban and Community Leadership
  • EDAD 677A: Curriculum, Program Development and Evaluation
  • EDAD 677B: Instructional Leadership and Assessment

One of the following (3 units):

  • SCAE 561: Urban Education Policy (3 units)
  • SCAE 560: History of Social and Educational (In)equality (3 units)
  • SCAE 564: Language and Educational Policies (3 units)

One of the following (3 units):

  • EDP 520: Quantitative Research Methods in Education (3 units)
  • EDP 595: Qualitative Research Methods (3 Units)

One of the following (3-6 units):

  • EDAD 695: Master’s Research Study (3 units)
  • EDAD 698: Master’s Thesis (6 units)

Typical Schedule 

Both MA + Credential and Credential-only candidates will enter the course sequence together for the initial 3 semesters. Classes meet one night per week in first 2 semesters and 2 nights per week in the third semester.

Semester 1:

EDAD 541 - Leadership, Organizational Management and Ethics

EDAD 649 - Urban and Community Leadership

Semester 2:

EDAD 677B - Instructional Leadership and Assessment

EDAD 677A - Curriculum, Program Development, and Evaluation

Semester 3:

EDAD 647A - Fiscal Resources in Educational Administration

EDAD 647B - Human Resources in Educational Administration

EDAD 544 - Legal Aspects of Education

During one summer, an Advanced Field Experience (internship) rounds out credential requirements.

Semester 4:

Master's candidates typically take EDAD 695 - Masters Research Study.

In addition, Master's candidates must also take an approved elective course and a research methods course.