Program Highlights & Benefits
16 month program, including summer and holiday breaks
Meets all CTC and WASC standards and credential requirements
Coursework incorporates the CA Preliminary Administrative Services credential standards
Flexible practicum schedule allows hours to be completed at your own school
What You Learn
The program integrates the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to become highly accomplished professionals and outstanding leaders of public and non-public educational institutions, including the ability to be proactive and decisive with a moral and ethical commitment to the organization’s mission, the cognitive and communication skills necessary to facilitate meaningful change and flexibility in using decision-making and motivational strategies for effective stewardship of time, resources, and personnel. Students will learn how to collaborate, communicate, think critically, and creatively lead the schools of tomorrow.
How You Learn
Blended Option: This is a blended cohort program offered on the Irvine campus. Each term, cohorts will complete one course every eight weeks. Three courses will meet face-to-face from 4:30-8:30 p.m. during weeks 1, 3, 5 and 8. The other five courses will meet online asynchronously during which candidates actively engage with each other through reflective thought, shared experiences, and peer collaboration. There are three Saturday symposiums during the program that take place on campus in Irvine from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. A practicum meeting will follow at 12:15 p.m. with your supervisor. Also, your practicum courses will take place concurrently with your other courses in order to accelerate your completion time.
Online Option: This is an online cohort program. Each term, cohorts will complete one course every eight weeks. Classes will meet online for three courses with synchronous sessions during weeks 1, 3, 5 and 8. The other 5 courses will meet online asynchronously. Your practicum courses will take place concurrently with your other courses in order to accelerate your completion time. All online students must have access to a computer with internet connection, web camera, and microphone.
Upon completion of the program, students will earn a Master of Arts in Education: Educational Administration and be prepared for the California Administrator Performance Assessment through content and experiences embedded in the Administrative program.
Possible career opportunities include:
- Assistant Principal
- District Administrator
In addition to the admission requirements for a graduate degree in the School of Education, the following are prerequisites for admission to the Education Administration program. (1) Documentation of at least two years of successful teaching or counseling experience. (2) A valid CA teaching credential or PPS credential. (3) Original CBEST or Verified copy of your CBEST.
Master of Arts in Education in Educational Administration
|EDUA 516||Instructional & Transformational Leadership||3|
|EDUA 517||Curriculum Design & Evaluation||3|
|EDUA 556||Legal and Political Aspects in Education||3|
|EDUA 557||Human Resources||3|
|EDUA 558||Financial Resources||3|
|EDUA 561||Analyzing Data to Inform School Improvement & Promote Equity||3|
|EDUA 562||Facilitating Communities of Practice||3|
|EDUA 563||Supporting Teacher Growth||3|
|Total Core Curriculum Semester Hours:||24 Units|
|EDUA 590||Administrative Practicum||3|
|EDUA 591||Advanced Administrative Practicum||3|
|Total Fieldwork Semester Hours:||6 Units|
Note: Each practicum has a three term duration (EDUA 590A, 590B, 590C and EDUA 591A, 591B, 591C). The units and the final grade are only posted to the third term. There is a fee for each practicum.
Master’s Degree Total: 30 Semester Hours
All courses are listed in numerical order. They are not listed in the order in which they will be offered. All courses subject to change.