Master of Arts in Education,
Educational Leadership and Administration Option

Educational Leadership and Administration faculty prepare candidates to effectively lead in educational organizations in the Central Valley of California and beyond.  Our gradates serve in leadership roles in diverse educational settings such as public and private schools, colleges, universities, and other related educational agencies.  The Educational Leadership and Administration Program prepares students through two distinct pathways:  P-12 Leadership and Administration pathway and the Higher Education, Administration, and Leadership (HEAL) pathway.  Program graduates are continuously recognized as scholar-practitioners, instructional leaders, and agents of change in P-12 schools and in higher education.

Educational Leadership and Administration: P-12 Pathway

Dr. Linda Hauser, Coordinator
lhauser@csufresno.edu
559-278-0350
Kremen School of Education
ED 350

The P-12 Leadership and Administration pathway is an integrated degree and credential program for students pursuing a Master of Arts in Education: option Educational Leadership and Administration and a California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.  The integrated master’s degree and credential program is a 31-semester unit program of study.  For students who have already earned a master’s degree and are pursuing the credential only, the preparation program for a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential is a 24-semester unit program.  Graduates earning the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential are authorized to serve in administrative roles in California P-12 public schools such as principal, vice-principal, program director, and any related administrative assignment at all school levels.  The P-12 pathway program is offered through an 18-month cohort delivery model with an intern option as part of the cohort model for eligible students.  All cohorts are in partnership with school districts throughout the Central Valley.  All credential coursework and field experiences are based on standards adopted by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC): California Administrator Performance Expectations (CAPEs) and California Administrator Content Expectations (CACEs).

Master of Arts in Education: Educational Leadership and Administration Option and Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program  (31 semester units) 

Semester 1

EAD 261:  Introduction to Educational Administration (3 units)

EAD 272:  Advanced Curriculum Design and Delivery (4 units)

EAD 280T:  Assessment, Analysis, and Information System (3 units)

 

Semester 2

EAD 262: Educational Leadership (3 units)

EAD 263: Seminar in Instructional Supervision (4 units

ERE 220*:  Research in Education (3 units)

 

Semester 3

EAD 269:  Site-based Leadership (4 units)

EAD 274: Instructional Systems and Leadership for Equity (3 units)

 *Culminating Master’s Experience Options: 

  • EAD 298/Project  (4 units)
  • EAD 299/Thesis (4 units)
  • ERE 244: Mixed Methods Research in Diverse Classrooms(4 units) + Comprehensive Exam (0 units)

Note:

  • 4-unit courses require more time for embedded field experience/performance tasks.
  • ERE 153 or approved equivalent is a prerequisite for ERE 220.  ERE 153 is not a program course.

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program (24 semester units)

Semester 1

EAD 261:  Introduction to Educational Administration (3 units

EAD 272:  Advanced Curriculum Design and Delivery (4 units

EAD 280T (Substitute for ERE 288):  Assessment, Analysis, and Information System (3 units)

 

Semester 2

EAD 262: Educational Leadership (3 units)

EAD 263: Seminar in Instructional Supervision (4 units)

 

Semester 3

EAD 269:  Site-based Leadership (4 units)

EAD 274: Instructional Systems and Leadership for Equity (3 units)

Note: 4-unit courses require more time for embedded field experience/performance tasks.

Internship Program Option within the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program (only an option for students who meet preconditions and eligibility requirements).  An administrative Internship Credential allows a student to serve in a full-time administrative position while he/she is working toward the completion of a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program.

 

Higher Education, Administration, and Leadership (HEAL)

Dr. Susana Hernandez, Facilitator - HEAL Pathway 
suhernandez@csufresno.edu
559.278.0320
Kremen School of Education
ED 365

The Higher Education, Administration, and Leadership (HEAL) Pathway is a distinct degree pathway for students pursuing a Master of Arts in Education: option Educational Leadership and Administration in the Department of Educational Leadership.  The HEAL Pathway attracts individuals interested in careers in higher education as well as other educational settings and agencies.  During the course of a 31-semester unit program of study, HEAL students delve into curriculum that examines policies, practices, theories, and current issues related to the post-secondary education pipeline.  Students acquire valuable analytical and research skills while developing their leadership skills.  The learning experiences in the HEAL Pathway curriculum and the relationships with faculty offer students the essential knowledge and philosophy required for exemplary practice in institutions of higher education and other educational settings.

Master of Arts in Education: option Educational Leadership and Administration - HEAL Pathway (31 semester units)

Semester 1 (Fall)

EAD 261: Introduction to Educational Administration (3 Units)

EAD 278T: Student Affairs in Higher Education (3 Units)

ERE 153*: Educational Statistics (3 Units)

 

Semester 2 (Spring)

EAD 262: Educational Leadership (3 Units)

ERE 220*: Research Methods (3 Units)

EAD 273: Ethical and Professional Issues in Education (3 Units)

 

Semester 3 (Fall)

EAD 278T: Diversity in U.S. Higher Education (3 Units)

EAD 266: Seminar in Finance and Administration (2 Units)

EAD 280T (substitute for ERE 288): Assessment, Analysis, and Information System (3 Units)

 

Semester 4 (Spring)

EAD 269: Site Based Leadership (4 Units)

EAD 298/299: Project or Thesis (4 Units)

Note: ERE 153 or approved equivalent is a prerequisite for ERE 220.  ERE 153 is not a program course.