Cal Poly School of Education Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration

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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL LE ADERSHIP AND ADMINISTR ATION


MAS T E R O F ARTS DEGRE E: i n e d u c at i o n a l l e a d e r s h i p a n d a d m i n i s t r at i o n Leaders from many fields including K-12, higher education, sports administration, and nonprofit organizations will benefit from this fast and flexible program. The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration is instructed by a talented faculty composed of scholar-practitioners who bring real-world experience and nationally recognized scholarship to the teaching and learning experience. The program emphasizes: • Applied theories of educational leadership • Mastery of practical skills required for effective leadership and administration • Competence in research methods necessary for understanding and assessing learning organizations

FAST-TRACK SCHEDULE • • • • •

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals Courses completed over an 11-month period 16 weekends (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays) Five-week summer session Rigorous, practical, program requiring serious academic commitment


PRELIMINARY ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES CREDENTIAL Qualified candidates can earn the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential concurrently with the master’s degree. This practical program prepares candidates to assume positions of leadership in California’s K-12 school system. Students will gain real-world experience by participating in three quarters of fieldwork experiences in addition to classroom learning.

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES INTERNSHIP PROGRAM This internship program supports school districts that have immediate need for an administrator and are without suitable candidates. Students will earn the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential by serving in an administrative capacity as they complete the program of study.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university • 3.0 GPA in last 90 quarter units of university work • Three letters of recommendation • Current resume or curriculum vitae • Complete questionnaires I F S EEKI N G ADMI S S IO N T O B OT H the Master’s Degree in Education and the Preliminary Administrative Services credential: • • • •

Valid California Teaching/Service Credential Five years of full-time teaching/service experience Evidence of passing the Basic Skills Requirement (i.e. CBEST) Letter of support from employing district*

*Administrative Services Internship Program applicants only

APPLY TO THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION calstate.edu/apply

For instructions about how to apply to the Fast Track degree and credential program, go to the Cal Poly School of Education website and click on the links to the Educational Leadership and Administration web page. Cohorts are admitted once in the fall of each year.


COURSEWORK FALL | ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUC 512 Organizational Theory (4 units) EDUC 586 Introduction to Inquiry in Education (4 units)

EDUC 513 Leadership and Decision Making (4 units) EDUC 518 Supervised Fieldwork (3 units*)

WINTER | INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUC 515 Curriculum and Program Evaluation (4 units)

EDUC 589 Research Methods (4 units)

EDUC 516 Personnel Supervision and Evaluation (4 units)

EDUC 518 Supervised Fieldwork (3 units*)

SPRING | MANAGERIAL LEADERSHIP EDUC 510 Finance and Resource Allocation (4 units)

EDUC 542 Administration of Special Programs (4 units)

EDUC 511 Law and Governance (4 units)

EDUC 570 Selected Advanced Topics in Education (2 units)

EDUC 519 Professional E-portfolios for Educational Leader (1 unit)

EDUC 518 Supervised Fieldwork (3 units*)

SUMMER | COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP EDUC 587 Foundations and Policy (4 units) EDUC 588 Education, Culture and Learning (4 units) EDUC 590 Research Applications in Education (4 units)

*Required only if candidates pursue BOTH the master’s degree AND the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential concomitantly.


CONTAC T US PROGRAM COORDINATOR Dr. Andrea Somoza-Norton asomozan@calpoly.edu PHONE 805-756-5373 EMAIL soe@calpoly.edu WEBSITE soe.calpoly.edu

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTR ATION PROGR AM

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION College of Science and Mathematics California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, CA 93407


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