M.A. in Educational Leadership

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.

With this program, you'll be prepared for the role of assistant principal, principal, director, assistant superintendent, or superintendent, as well as positions in fields including teacher leadership.


Quick Facts

Program Units
30
Average Duration
12 months
Flexibility
Hybrid (60% on campus, 40% online) with a part-time course load
Course Availability
Weekend format (Friday evening, Saturday during the day). Four weekends per 11-week term.
Start Term
New students begin during the Summer term.
Locations
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Oxnard
  • Santa Maria
Program Costs

$810 per credit

$24,300 base cost

$2,500 scholarship available

Veteran's Benefits

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Accelerated Format

As a working professional, you need flexibility to meet your higher education goals.

Our educational leadership program features an accelerated format: four 11-week terms with the potential to graduate in a rapid 12 months.

Program entry begins during the summer, with graduation in 12 months, just in time for the "hiring season."

Best of all, you’ll find that tuition is surprisingly affordable compared to other institutions.

More Program Highlights

Featured Course

EDLD 580 - 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.

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I had always dreamed of working with math and math curriculum at a district, county and/or state level. Once I completed my M.A. in Educational Leadership, I was qualified to apply for my current position as a Program Coordinator for Mathematics for Moorpark Unified School District. This is my dream job and I’m so grateful to be able to work with teachers, staff, and students throughout the district to help with math.

Jennifer Silva '21
Program Coordinator for Mathematics, Moorpark Unified School District

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