College of Education

Master of Arts in Education

MA + Educational Administration and Preliminary Administrative Credential

Applications for the 2022-2023 cohort will open in October. 

Extended Deadline: June 15, 2022

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Education Program, which has an emphasis in Educational Administration and Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, prepares educational leaders with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions to efficiently and effectively lead educational organizations in today's complex and evolving social, political and economic environment. Program has a fall start. The Department of Education and Leadership offers two options leading to the California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. Part time enrollment is optional with advisor consultation.


Option 1: Allows students to earn a MA degree with an emphasis in Educational Administration and complete coursework required for the Preliminary Administrative Services credential. 

Option 2: Allows candidates to complete the credential only for those who already hold a master's degree.

Program Benefits

  • Faculty who are both educational leaders and teacher scholars
  • Evening and hybrid class schedule
  • Cohort model
  • Strong partnerships with local school districts
  • Curriculum focused on serving diverse populations  

For admissions related questions, contact:

Shawna Gannon, Admissions and Recruitment Counselor at

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