Preliminary Administrative Services Credential with Masters Degree
Schools today need 21st-century leaders who are knowledgeable, reflective, and have the ability to work with a diverse array of constituents. They need administrative leaders who can promote the success of their students and ensure a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
This program prepares candidates whose future career goals include leadership within an educational organization — as principals, teachers and mentors, curriculum developers, and superintendents. Upon completion of the one year program, candidates will be eligible for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential offered by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and have a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership.
- Designed for working professionals
- Course work completed in 12 months
- 60% of face-to-face instruction and 40% online
- Preliminary Administrative Services Credential completed in 21 units.
- Nine additional units fulfill requirements for a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership degree
- Weekend format (two weekends per month, Friday evening and Saturday during the day)
- Master's degree and credential programs offered in two locations: Thousand Oaks and the Santa Maria Center
- Expert faculty of full-time professors and highly regarded practicing educational leaders
Credential Cohort Classes
- EDLD 502 Current Social, Cultural and Political Issues in Education
- EDLD 504 Educational Leadership: School Law and Public Policy
- EDLD 568 Educational Leadership: Organizational Leadership and Public Education
- EDLD 570 Educational Leadership: Curriculum Leadership and Program Evaluation
- EDLD 572 Educational Leadership: Managing Resources
- EDLD 580 Educational Leadership: Organizational Transformation: Leading for Learning
- EDLD 591 Fieldwork
9 Additional Units to fulfill the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership degree
- EDLD 510 a, b, c Action Research for Practitioners - Advanced Studies
- EDLD 550 Educational Leadership: Focusing on Student Achievement
- EDLD 598 Action Research Project
Credential Course Descriptions
EDLD 502 Current Social, Cultural and Political Issues in Education: EDLD 502 is an in-depth systematic study of the social, cultural, and political issues and trends that affect educational leaders in today's American schools. This study is achieved through the completing of five student learning outcomes (SLOs).
EDLD 504 Educational Leadership: School Law and Public Policy
Implications and trends of court decisions at the federal, state, and local levels as they affect the role of counselor, teacher, and administrator; their impact on district policy and finance, and on district and local programs and activities. Also studied is the importance of policy development and implementation and its impact on K-12 education.
EDLD 568 Educational Leadership: Organizational Leadership and Public Education
An overview of organizational and leadership theories and their impact on K-12 schools. The organizational patterns of education at the federal, state, and local levels, with emphasis on the interrelationships in the educational professional bureaucracy as they relate to the framework of decision making and the functions at the local level in meeting individual student needs.
EDLD 570 Educational Leadership: Curriculum Leadership and Program Evaluation
An overview of curriculum; theory, development, organization, evaluation, improvement and implementation; historical background and comparative educational patterns; the social, psychological, and philosophical roots. Candidates learn how to evaluate curricular and instructional programs for their effective use and implementation. Candidates learn to apply, model, and analyze both formative and summative assessment strategies and demonstrate an understanding of standards-based accountability systems.
EDLD 572 Educational Leadership: Managing Resources
People, Policy, and Practice: The processes of managing human and fiscal resources with a focus on student achievement, including the selection and hiring of employees, supervision and evaluation techniques, fiscal resources, and grant writing.
EDLD 580 Educational Leadership: Organizational Transformation: Leading for Learning
A focus on school culture and its implications for student achievement. Candidates learn formative approaches to supervision practices that increase student achievement as well as how to evaluate instruction for school improvement. Current practices such as Response to Intervention (RTI) and Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are studied.
EDLD 591 Fieldwork
This course provides opportunity for the candidate to work with a university supervisor on fieldwork activities specifically designed to enhance the candidate’s leadership ability. All fieldwork assignments are tied to specific coursework each semester a candidate is enrolled in the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program.
Masters Degree Course Descriptions
EDLD 550 Educational Leadership: Focusing on Student Achievement (3 units)
An emphasis on using the California Standards for the Teaching Profession to guide instructional practice and the development of coaching and mentoring skills to promote student achievement.
EDLD 510 a, b, c Action Research for Practitioners - Advanced Studies (3 units total)
Designed for students in programs in the Department of Advanced Studies. A systematic study and analysis of current research and methods of conducting research in educational settings. The objectives in this course focus on (A) knowledge base (B) techniques; and (C) applications of action research.
EDLD 598 Action Research Project (3 units)
This course is a culmination of EDLD 510 a, b, c coursework. The candidate completes a five-chapter paper of the action research project developed in EDLD 510 a, b, c, including the following: introduction; literature review; methodology; discussion of data; analysis and findings
Currently Accepting Applications for Summer 2015
Interested individuals are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with a graduate admission counselor to review specific program information, admission requirements, start terms, deadline dates, and review financial aid options.
Please call (805) 493-3325 to schedule an appointment to meet with a graduate admission counselor or to request information.