Sep 27, 2021
Program of Study
Program Overview: The Master of Arts in Educational Administration focuses on research, with a theory-to-practice model that meets the requirements for the California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. The program culminates in the candidate writing a research-based thesis and presenting a thesis defense.
*Courses for Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (24 units)
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with a Master of Arts in Educational Administration will master the following outcomes:
- Demonstrate the disposition standards for educational leadership (measured through EDAD 610 , EDAD 618A , EDAD 620 surveys).
- Demonstrate proficiency in the California Administrator Performance Expectations (measured through the EDAD 620 digital portfolio).
- Develop and apply research skills to address practice within the candidate’s teaching or educational setting (measured through EDAD 618A , EDAD 618B case study and action plan to improve school achievement).
- Analyze and integrate research (EDUC 622 , EDUC 698 thesis).
- A valid prerequisite credential. See http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl574c.pdf.
- Application for the Master of Arts in Educational Administration in the School of Education, and paid fee.
- Two (2) letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the candidate’s work in the field of education, preferably candidate supervisors.
- Statement of Purpose or reply to prompt on social justice describing the candidate’s interest in pursuing the degree.
- GPA according to the university admission policy.
- At least four (4) years of full-time classroom teaching or other qualifying experience as recognized in writing by the candidate’s employer’s human resource officer.
- Completion of the Graduate/Post-baccalaureate application to the University.
All materials will be evaluated to assess an applicant’s qualifications for admission; however, no one indicator shall determine acceptance of an applicant.
The following completion activities apply to all Master of Arts in Educational Administration students:
- Successful completion of the core courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- Advancement to candidacy.
- Completion of a five-chapter research thesis and defense that investigates data surrounding school improvement and serving all students equitably. This research is supported by a qualified faculty chair and committee member.
- Acceptance of up to nine (9) units of graduate-level coursework from another Educational Administration approved program may be transferred into the CSUSM program with faculty approval.
Completion of the California Administrative Performance Assessment (CalAPA) three cycles (non-consequentional year Fall 2018, effective Fall 2019).
All coursework will earn a letter grade except for the four field study classes (5 units) and the six research classes (6 units), which will be graded credit/no credit. A grade-point average of 3.0 must be maintained and any grade of less than a B- will be subject to review.