Administrative Services - Preliminary Credential
Department of Educational Leadership
Linda Hauser, Chair
Education Building, Room 350
Dr. Linda Hauser, Program Coordinator for M.A. in Education Option: Educational Leadership
Education Building, Room 350
Dr. Susana Hernandez, Facilitator for Higher Education, Administration, and Leadership Pathway
Education Building, Room 365
Degrees and Programs Offered
CRED in Administrative Services - Preliminary Credential
CRED in Admin Serv Cert of Eligibility
CRED in Administrative Services - Internship Credential
MA in Education - Educational Leadership & Administration Option, M.A.
The Department of Educational Leadership offers a Master of Arts degree in Education (MAE) with an option in Educational Leadership and Administration. Students may pursue one of two distinct pathways towards P-12 leadership or Higher Education, Administration, and Leadership.
Note: Students in the P-12 leadership pathway complete a program of study leading to the Master of Arts degree in Education and a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.
EAD 259. Conflict Resolution in Organizations
Highlights issues related to conflict resolution in organizations. Topics include defining and diagnosing conflict, communication, power as a variable of conflict, steps in resolving conflict, defining positions, interests and needs, negotiation, mediation and arbitration. ( Formerly EAD 278T)
EAD 261. Introduction to Education Administration
Initial course in Education Administration sequence. Development of knowledge and skills central to managing educational organizations.
EAD 262. Education Leadership
Prerequisites: EAD 261. Initial course in education leadership. Development of knowledge and skills essential to organizational leadership.
EAD 263. Seminar in Instructional Supervision
Prerequisites: EAD 261, EAD 262. Seminar for clarification and application of modern concepts and techniques of supervision; practice in leadership roles, promoting productive human relationships, developing communication skills, and evaluation of teaching; ways of helping teachers in their credential fields.
EAD 264. Seminar in the Legal Aspects of Education
Prerequisites: teaching experience; EAD 261. A case study approach in reviewing important court decisions, both state and federal, that have directly affected the public schools. Legal relationships in public education applied to federal, state, and local levels.
EAD 265. Seminar in School-Community Relations
Prerequisite: EAD 261. Seminar on interaction with community forces, news media, political agencies, and minority groups in policy analysis and development; databased decision-making and analysis.
EAD 266. Seminar in School Finance and Business Administration
Prerequisite: EAD 261. Economic perspectives and practices of school finance and business admin istration; local, state, and federal responsibility for financial support of education. (2 seminar hours)
EAD 269. Site-based Leadership
Prerequisites: EAD 261, EAD 262, EAD 263, EAD 272. Includes essentials of site leadership: school law, finance, community relations, personnel, and support services. In-depth research into restructuring, teacher empowerment, and student achievement in culturally diverse schools.
EAD 271. Seminar in School Facilities
Prerequisite: preliminary credential or permission of instructor. Emphasis on planning, design, and function of educational facilities so they are consistent with the educational goals of the school and school district. (2 seminar, 2 lab hours)
EAD 272. Advanced Curriculum Design and Development
Prerequisites: EAD 261 or permission of instructor. Nature and scope of curriculum development; administrative determiners of curriculum; influence of governmental agencies and organizations, foundations, business and industry, and power structures as curriculum determiners; international influence on curriculum development and curriculum evaluation at various levels of govenmental operation.
EAD 273. Ethical and Professional Issues in Education Administration
Prerequisite: Preliminary Administrative Services Credential or permission of instructor. Seminar on the ethical and professional issues of administrative professionalism, examined in the context of the various roles the administrator is expected to perform as a practitioner.
EAD 274. Instructional Systems and Leadership for Equity
Equip students with the knowledge and skill to create systemic and systematic responses to adress the diverse levels of student need and use evidence of student learning to create and deeply embed a culture of equity and continuous improvement.
EAD 275. Seminar in Advanced Techniques of Personnel Administration in Education
Prerequisite: EAD 261. Advanced techniques of staff improvement in-service, staff participation in policy making, improvement of communication channels and methods of communication, economic and contractual relationships,and improvement of working condition; work and responsibility of nonteaching staff members.
EAD 277. Computer Applications in Education Administration
Prerequisite: preliminary credential or permission of instructor. Factors relating to assessment and implementation of computer applications to support educational programs and administrative operations in school districts, including computer assisted instruction, student personnel, fiscal and property controls, personnel, and related educational and business functions characteristic of school districts. (2 seminar, 2 lab hours)
EAD 278T. Topics in Advanced Education Administration
Prerequisite: preliminary credential or permission of instructor. Seminar covering special topics relating to education administration: new developments in education administration, special populations, and current research.
Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 8 units
EAD 278T. School Accounting
EAD 279. Advanced Administration Fieldwork
Prerequisites: employment in a position requiring an Administrative Services Credential and permission of instructor. Supervision of Professional Administrative Services Credential candidates in their place of employment. The type of assignment will depend on requirements of the university and will be individually developed in corporation with candidate's employer. Includes seminar discussion of field experience and required research. CR/NC only. (40 hours required for 1 unit)
EAD 280T. Topics in Professional Development
Prerequisite: preliminary credential or adviser permission. Advanced-level studies in theory, procedures, and application of education administration principles. Includes such topics as: community advisory committees, marshalling resources, interventions for school improvements, technology utilization, and restructuring. CR/NC only.
Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 4 units
EAD 280T. Assessment, Analysis and Information Systems
This course focuses on building students' knowledge and skill in (a) developing, deploying, and sustaining a quality information management and performance measurement system and (b) analyzing and using performance data and information to drive next best step decisions and continuous system improvement.
EAD 281. Transformational Leadership
Prerequisite: EAD 283 and permission of instructor. A course for experienced practitioners in organizational development. Interventions for restructuring, including site-based management, staff development, strategic planning, and team building, as well as individual and community iterventions aimed at transforming schools and other organizations into world class operations.
EAD 283. Professional Development Induction
Prerequisites: preliminary administrative services credential, full-time employment in an administrative position, and permission of instructor. A professional development course is required for the professional administrative services credential. First course among advanced credential requirements. RP or CR/NC grading only.
EAD 284. Professional Development Assessment
Prerequisites: completion of professional administrative services credential coursework and permission of instructor. A professional development course is required for the professional administrative services credential to verify satisfactory completion of the induction plan and individualized course of study to meet the advanced credential requirements. Final course among the advanced credential requirements. CR/NC only.
EAD 287. Internship I
Prerequisites: employment in a position requiring an administrative services credential, concurrent enrollment in EAD 261, and permission of adviser. Supervised administrative practice with emphasis on leadership, school management, classroom supervision, and community relations, while employed in a full time position requiring an administrative services credential. Includes seminar discussion of internship experiences, professional development plan, and required research. CR/NC only. (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)
EAD 288. Internship II
Prerequisites: employment in a position requiring an administrative services credential, completion of EAD 261, EAD 262, EAD 272, and CI 285, taken concurrently with EAD 263 and EAD 269, and permission of adviser. Supervised administrative practice with emphasis on continuation of professional development plan, leadership, school management, classrooms supervision, and community relations. Student must be employed in a full time position requiring an administrative credential. Includes seminar discussions of internship experiences and required research. CR/NC only. (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)
EAD 290. Independent Study
See Academic Placement -- [-LINK-]. Approved for SP grading.
Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
EAD 298. Project
Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy for the master's degree; B average on 24 units of the master's program including ERA 220. See [-LINK-]. A project consists of a significant undertaking appropriate to graduate study in education. An approved proposal is required for enrollment. Approved for RP grading.
EAD 298C. Project Continuation
Pre-requisite: Project EAD 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the project. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.
EAD 299. Thesis
Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy for the master's degree; B average on 24 units of the master's program including, ERA 220 and completion of an acceptable thesis proposal. See [-LINK-]. Preparation, completion, and submission of an acceptable thesis for the master's degree. See Kremen School of Education and Human Development's graduate programs coordinator for school thesis guidelines. Approved for Rp grading.
EAD 299C. Thesis Continuation
Pre-requisite: Thesis EAD 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the thesis. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Administrative Services Credentials
Linda Houser, Coordinator
Education Building, Room 459
Individuals who wish to serve as educational administrators must complete preliminary and advanced levels of preparation. Holders of the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and the Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential are authorized to serve in such positions as district superintendent, principal, program director, and any related administrative assignments at all school levels.
In special circumstances, students may be eligible for the Administrative Internship Credential. This credential allows students to have a full-time position requiring an administrative credential while they are working toward the completion of the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.
P-12 Administration. The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program is a 24 semester unit program that provides basic preparation for employment in a P-12 public school administrative position. The Professional Administrative Services Credential Program is a 10 semester unit program. Once an individual completes the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and obtains an administrative position, an application must be made to the Professional Administrative Services Credential Program within the first year of employment. The program provides individually designed advanced preparation in professional development, transformational leadership, school law, school finance, school human resource management, and other areas necessary for leadership in all education settings.
Grade Requirements. To be recommended for the Administrative Credential, a student must maintain academic excellence in all coursework. Once an NC or one letter grade of C or less has been earned in any course, the student will be placed on program academic probation. Upon the receipt of two NCs or letter grades of C or lower, at any point in the administrative credential program, the student will automatically be disqualified from the program.
Admission Requirements. In addition to the admission requirements listed in the Graduate Education Program section of this catalog, Administrative Services Credential and Administrative Internship Credential program applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Provide verification of advising.
- Evidence of possession of a valid basic prerequisite credential (Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Education Specialist, or Pupil Personnel Services credentials).
- Evidence of having passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).
Program Requirements. Candidates for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential who have been admitted to the program and who want to be recommended for this authorization must meet the following requirements:
- Possess a valid California teaching credential based on a bachelor's degree or a Pupil Personnel Services Credential.
- Verify three years of successful, full-time experience in public schools (or in private schools of equivalent status.)
- Complete ERE 288 (or CI 285); EAD 261, 262, 263, 269, 272, and 274.
- Receive a passing score on the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).
- Pass the competency exit review.
- Complete a master's degree.
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