What will I learn?

The Master of Arts in Educational Administration specializes in TK-12, which prepares candidates to effectively lead educational organizations TK-12. Candidates enroll in coursework that is aligned with the CTC CAPEs and complete 120 hours of administrative fieldwork. The preliminary administrative services credential program is integrated in with the MA.

In addition to core and elective courses, Master's students take a research course and complete the requirements with either a thesis or a comprehensive exam.

The M.A. in educational administration is designed to prepare educational leaders who will work collaboratively with others to establish a positive climate for powerful teaching and learning in the 21st century. The faculty is dedicated to working with our diverse graduate students by assisting them in acquiring appropriate knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will result in well-prepared school leadership teams/learning communities.


  • Community College/Higher Education

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (33 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$13,404.00 per year
The given fees includes non-resident tuition fee of USD $396/unit
Application deadline

15 July 2022

Start date

22 August 2022


College of Education

5500 University Parkway,



92407, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Specifically, a student shall at the time of enrollment: (1) have completed a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association, or shall have completed equivalent academic preparation as determined by appropriate campus authorities; (2) be in good academic standing at the last college or university attended; (3) have earned a grade point average of at least 2.5 on the last degree completed by the candidate or have attained a grade point average of at least 2.5 (A=4.0) in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted

For international students

A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in all courses;

TK-12 candidates also need:

Verification of minimum of four years of documented full-time teaching, counseling, library or nursing experience in a school setting under a valid credential; substitute teaching does not apply;
Valid California teaching, pupil personnel, library, health services credential or full-time designated subject credential (with B.A.);
Successful completion of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).

Community College/Higher Education candidates also need:

Verification of at least three years of professional experience in a community college or other higher education institution.
Verification of completion of B.A. or B. S. degree.

TOEFL (iBT 79/80 or PBT 550) or IELTS (General: 6.0 total band score).

Application Deadline: Spring: December 15: Fall: July 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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