Master of Arts in Educational Administration

Requirements (45 units)

Program Code: EADM

Admission to the Program

In addition to the general requirements of the university for admission as a postbaccalaureate student, specific requirements for admission to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration are:

  1. An application for admission to the program must be submitted;
  2. A valid California teaching, pupil personnel or health services credential or full-time designated subject credential (with B.A.);
  3. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in all courses taken in education;
  4. One year of documented full-time teaching, counseling, or nursing experience in a school setting under a valid credential; substitute teaching does not apply;
  5. Successful completion of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST);
  6. Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement.

Students who do not meet these criteria may be admitted as conditionally classified graduate students. Students admitted in this category may be changed to classified standing with approval of the College of Education. No more than 20 quarter units may be used to demonstrate fitness to complete the program. Normally, a student is expected to be working concurrently for a credential in administrative services.

Note for International Applications: A TOEFL requirement exists at this university.

Advancement to Candidacy

In order to be formally advanced to candidacy, a student must have:

  1. Achieved classified graduate standing;
  2. Completed, with a grade point average of 3.0 ("B"), 16 quarter hours of course work, at least 12 of which must have been at this university and approved by an advisor in the Educational Administration program;
    Note: Between the time of completing 15 units and 23 units of applicable course work the student is required to apply for advancement to candidacy.
  3. Filed an approved graduate program for completion of the degree. This must be prepared in consultation with an advisor in the College of Education and approved by the Dean of the College of Education and the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Requirements for Graduation

  1. A minimum of 45 quarter units of acceptable work with 32 completed in residence at this university;
  2. A minimum of 24 quarter units of credit taken after a student has been advanced to candidacy for the degree;
  3. A grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in course work taken to satisfy the Master of Arts degree requirements and grades of "C" (2.0) or better in all courses in the program;
  4. Successful completion of the Comprehensive Evaluation in Educational Administration (EADM 692) or Master's Thesis in Educational Administration (EADM 699) which will complete the graduation writing requirement;
  5. Any additional general requirements not cited above and listed in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements.

Degree Requirements (45 units)

EADM 601Educational Leadership and Ethics4
EADM 602Research Methods in Educational Administration4
EADM 607Culture, Politics and Communication in Diverse Society4
EADM 610Supervision and Evaluation of Teachers4
EADM 613School Personnel Management4
EADM 619Policy, Governance and Legal Aspects of Education4
EADM 620Practicum in Educational Administration1
EADM 622Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment4
EADM 625School Finance and Business Management4
EADM 626AIssues and Trends in School Administration: School Reform1
EADM 626BIssues and Trends in School Administration: Common Core Standards1
EADM 626CIssues and Trends in School Administration: S.T.E.M. Programs1
EADM 626DIssues and Trends in School Administration: Special Education1
Four units chosen from:4
Fieldwork in Educational Administration I
Fieldwork in Educational Administration I
Internship Fieldwork in Educational Administration
Internship Fieldwork in Educational Administration
Culminating Experience. Students must choose either Comprehensive Examnation or Thesis:4
Comprehensive Examination:
Comprehensive Evaluation in Educational Administration
Comprehensive Examination in Education Administration
Thesis:
Masters Thesis in Educational Administration
Total Units45