About Educational Administration
Equips leaders to serve as principals or other school administrators in order to maximize the academic achievement of diverse K-12 grade students in an educational organization.
The Educational Administration program is a 2-year, 30-unit program. The program is offered in a cohort model, so everyone takes the same classes at the same time. It is not possible to complete the program in less than 2 years. Please see the program description web page for more information.
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Our admissions requirements are largely based on the preconditions for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential established by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Please see the application process eligibility web page for details.
The GPA requirement is a minimum 2.85 overall grade point average in last degree (not credential or certificate) earned from an accredited institution of higher education. For more information please see the Eligibility page.
Two. The program admissions committee has instructed you to input the names and email addresses for only two recommenders. Therefore, please do not input more than two recommenders. For additional information on recommendations, please visit the Online Application Submission.
The application deadline is also the deadline for the letters of recommendation. Please note there is a short buffer period in which recommender(s) may submit evaluations after the application deadline. Please make sure your recommender submits the recommendation as close to the deadline as possible for full consideration. For additional information on recommendations, please visit the Online Application Submission website.
No. There is no GRE requirement for this program.
Maybe. Although most students pursue both the M.A. and the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, on rare occasions a student chooses to apply for just the M.A. degree. It is still a 2-year, 30-unit program. If you are interested in just the M.A., we ask that you reach out to the program coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) before applying.
Maybe. Although most students pursue both the M.A. and the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, on rare occasions a student chooses to apply for just the credential. It is still a 2-year program, but students pursuing just the credential take a total of 27 units (the EDAD 695 class in the 2nd spring is not needed for just the credential). If you are interested in just the credential, we ask that you reach out to the program coordinator (email@example.com) before applying.
Graduate school fees are set by the CSU Board of Trustees each academic year. The current fee structure may be found on the Enrollment Services website. The approximate cost as of Fall 2023 is $13,626 for tuition & fees for California residents for the Educational Administration program (1 semester at "7 units or more" + 3 semesters of "6 units or less" + 1 3-unit summer course). Please note that there are additional fees associates with the program, including but not limited to parking, textbooks, and the CalAPA ($425).
No. In a traditional year our program is not fully online. We do offer hybrid courses and fully online courses in order to strategically reduce seat time. We believe that sharing space and meeting face-to-face helps build the cohort bond as you work collaboratively to discuss problems of practice in education.
Our classes are typically offered on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:00-9:00pm. We do offer hybrid courses and one fully online course in order to strategically reduce seat time. Accordingly, you may not be coming to campus twice a week every week. The EDAD program does utilize face-to-face instruction as we believe that sharing space and meeting face-to-face helps build the cohort bond as you work collaboratively to discuss problems of practice in education.