MA: Educational Leadership Administration Option

This program is on hiatus for the 2014-15 school year. Please direct any inquiries regarding this option to the program coordinator, Rick Stout: or (530) 898-5532.

The MA Educational Leadership Administration option allows for completion of the MA degree and the Preliminary Administration Services Credential and provides professional preparation for school leadership. The Educational Leadership & Administration Option is geared for credentialed or licensed K-12 teachers with five years of K-12 teaching experience. This option requires a School of Education Administrative Services Program Credential application (pdf) in addition to the Graduate Studies application.

The Process of applying to the MA program
Culminating Activities in the MA program

Educational Leadership and Administration Handbook

Section 1: Program Rationale, Design, Process, and Information (pdf)
Section 2: Course Descriptions (pdf)
Section 3: CPSELS (pdf)
Section 4: Roles & Responsibilities (pdf)
Section 5: Professional Development Planner (pdf)
Section 6: Forms (pdf): ObservationMid-Program ReviewPortfolio Evaluation, and Exit Interview

Supervision Forms


MA Core Requirements (6 units)
EDMA 600 Critical Perspectives in Education
EDMA 610 Introduction to Inquiry in Education
Administrative Services Courses (27 units)
EDCI 601 Curriculum Development and Instructional Design
EDCI 602 Assessment & Evaluation of Learning
EDAD 609 Leadership for Educational Equity & Access
EDAD 610 Communication Skills for School Administrators
EDAD 611 Supervision and Staff Development for School Improvement
EDAD 612 School Leadership
EDAD 613 Management of Funds and Facilities
EDAD 614 The Law and Education
EDAD 615 Field-based Accountability: Managing for Learning
Culminating Activity (3-6 units)
Comprehensive Exam
EDMA 696 Synthesizing Experience in Education
EDMA 611 Research Seminar in Education
EDMA 699 Thesis/Project