Master of Arts in Educational Administration

The Educational Administration program consists of 36 credits and is designed to prepare scholar-practitioners-- visionary leaders committed to positively impacting all students in their charge. The program includes an embedded Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC). The combined coursework and fieldwork experiences require candidates to think critically and reflectively about the theory to practice continuum. To this end, the program will introduce complex theories of education, leadership, social justice, and organizational change and challenge students to apply these theories in real-world contexts. Learning objectives for this program may be found at https://www.redlands.edu/MA-EDAD/learning-outcomes.

Required Courses for Master's of Arts in Education Administration

Fall 1

EDUC 671 Ethical and Reflective Leadership (3 Credits)

Introduction to leadership theory, problem framing, individual leadership assessment, and administrative styles. Emphasis on organizational management, ethical decision making, problem-solving, and reflective practice.

EDUC 674 Education Law & Policy (3 Credits)

Introduction to and application of federal and state laws and legal opinions as they relate to educational policies and procedures. Topics covered include constitutional law, administrative law, district policies, and school governance and politics in relation to positive school climate and improvement.
Numeric grading only.
May not be repeated for degree credit.

Spring 1

Please note, students may choose between EDUC 634A or EDUC 679A.

EDUC 670 Program Administration and Evaluation (3 Credits)

Emphasis on the theoretical and practical perspectives of management and evaluation of programs and program design. Introduction to organizational theory and management, team learning in a school environment, and curricular programming. Application of work required in a program proposal, including design, implementation, and evaluation strategies. Fieldwork required.

EDUC 641 Leadership for Change (3 Credits)

Introduction to theories and strategies of personal and organizational change. Emphasis on personal and organizational reflective practice, the dynamics of nested educational communities, and the purpose and process of implementing change to improve student learning and school culture.

EDUC 634A Leadership Lab A (1 Credits)

In this one-hour field experience, students are introduced to the expectations of the Educational Administration program, professional standards, state licensure requirements, and the CalAPA; practice the skills needed to successfully complete CalAPA Cycle 1: Analyzing Data to Inform School Improvement and Promote Equality.
Co-requisite EDUC 635A.
Numeric grading only.
May not be repeated for degree credit.

EDUC 679A Education Administration Internship A (1 Credits)

Intern candidates will complete the CalAPA Cycle 1: Analyzing Data to Inform School Improvement and Promote Equity, receive individual leadership coaching, and reflect on consequential, job-related leadership experiences. Intern candidates must enroll in 679A in lieu of 634A.
Co-requisite EDUC 635A.
Numeric grading only.
May not be repeated for degree credit.

EDUC 635A CalAPA Cycle 1 (0 Credits)

Required of all Education Administration students seeking credential. Students must complete CalAPA Cycle 1: Analyzing Data to Inform School Improvement and Promote Equity with a passing score before program completion. The student will not receive course credit until they receive a passing score on CalAPA cycle 1.
Co-requisite EDUC 634A or EDUC 679A.
Credit/no credit only.
May not be repeated for degree credit.

Summer 1

EDUC 673 School Resource Management (3 Credits)

Introduction to sound fiscal procedures and budgeting, including an examination of federal, state, and local educational financing. Topics include equitable resource management, setting budgetary priorities at the school site, facilities management, and school modernization.

EDUC 644 Introduction to Educational Research (3 Credits)

Introduces the major orientations informing educational research, as well as a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Develops an understanding of study design, data collection, and analysis to evaluate existing studies and plan new ones that are relevant to professional practice in education.

Fall 2

Please note, students choose between EDUC 364B or EDUC 679B.

EDUC 675 Curriculum and Program Development (3 Credits)

Consideration of the philosophical and historical elements of curriculum, as well as emerging issues. Specific attention given to planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs. Additional topics include current research in teaching practices, special programs, and the process of change within a school.

EDUC 602 Leadership For Diverse Populations (3 Credits)

Examination of how leaders adapt communication, leadership style, social, emotional, and academic services to support the success of all students. Emphasis on the relationship of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and culture on student success in classrooms, schools, and educational systems.

EDUC 634B Leadership Lab B (1 Credits)

In this one-hour field of experience, students practice the skills needed to successfully complete CalAPA Cycle 2: Facilitating Communities of Practice and reflect on their applications of theory to practice. Students will work on professional growth and identify practice-based opportunities for applied leadership.
Co-requisite EDUC 635B.
Numeric grading only.
May not be repeated for degree credit.

EDUC 679B Education Administration Internship B (1 Credits)

Intern candidates will complete the CalAPA Cycle 2: Facilitating Communities of Practice, receive individual leadership coaching, and reflect on consequential, job-related leadership experiences. Intern candidates must enroll in 679B in lieu of 634B.
Co-requisite EDUC 635B.
Numeric grading only.
May not be repeated for degree credit.

EDUC 635B CalAPA Cycle 2 (0 Credits)

Required of all Educational Administration students seeking credential. Students must complete CalAPA Cycle 2: Facilitating Communities of Practice with a passing score before program completion. The student will not receive course credit until they receive a passing score on CalAPA Cycle 2.
Co-requisite EDUC 634B or EDUC 679B.
Credit/no credit only.
May not be repeated for degree credit.

Spring 2

Please note, students choose between EDUC 634C or EDUC 679C.

EDUC 676 School Personnel Management (3 Credits)

Examination of techniques and styles for selecting, supervising, and evaluating school personnel. Includes opportunities to observe and monitor staff performance and offers various professional in-service approaches. Employee relations, motivation, and negotiations included as students develop skills in personnel management.

EDUC 643 Coaching and Teacher Development (3 Credits)

Introduction to the foundational theories of curriculum design and implementation, adult learning, and professional development. Students will apply theory to create professional development strategies in support of teacher performance.
Numeric grade only.
May be repeated for degree credit.

EDUC 634C Leadership Lab C (1 Credits)

In this one-hour field experience, students practice the skills needed to successfully complete CalAPA Cycle 3: Supporting Teacher Growth and reflect on their application of theory to practice. Students will work on short and long term professional growth and identify practice-based opportunities for applied leadership.
Co-requisite EDUC 635C.
Numeric grading only.
May not be repeated for degree credit.

EDUC 679C Education Administration Internship C (1 Credits)

Intern candidates will complete the CalAPA Cycle 3: Supporting Teacher Growth, receive individual leadership coaching, and reflect on consequential, job-related leadership experiences. Intern candidates must enroll in 679C in lieu of 634C.
Co-requisite EDUC 635C.
Numeric grading only.
May not be repeated for degree credit.

EDUC 635C CalAPA Cycle 3 (0 Credits)

Required of all Education Administration students seeking credential. Students must complete CalAPA Cycle 3: Supporting Teacher Growth with a passing score before program completion. The student will not receive course credit until they receive a passing score on CalAPA Cycle 3.
Co-requisite EDUC 634C or EDUC 679C.
Credit/no credit only.
May not be repeated for degree credit.

Summer 2

EDUC 636 Master’s Program Seminar (Education Administration) (3 Credits)

Culminating experience of the program. Students will have the opportunity to identify, explore, and research an area of education administration in depth and then communicate findings to the professional community.
Co-requisite: EDUC 632 Education Administration Exit Examination. (0).
Numeric grade only.
May not be repeated for degree credit.

EDUC 632 Education Administration Exit Exam (0 Credits)

Taken during the Summer 2 semester, students will complete an assessment of knowledge and skills required of educational leaders.
Co-requisite EDUC 636.
Credit/no credit only.
May not be repeated for degree credit.

Internship
Students who have been recommended for an administrative appointment in a district prior to the completion of the program may be eligible for an administrative internship with the permission of the Program Coordinator or their designee in lieu of one or more Leadership Lab credits. In such circumstances, students would register for the relevant section(s) of EDUC 679: Education Administration Internship in place of EDUC 634: Leadership Lab.

Program Completion Requirements:
The Educational Administration master’s program coursework is designed to meet all of the California Administrator Performance and Content Expectations (CAPE and CACE) and meets the requirements for the Preliminary Services Credential (PASC). To complete the program and be eligible for recommendation for credential, all students must successfully complete all courses listed above with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must also successfully complete an electronic portfolio assignment, comprehensive exit exam, exit interview, and pass all three cycles of the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA). Students are responsible for CalAPA registration costs. For additional information on the CalAPA requirements, go to https://www.redlands.edu/study/schools-and-centers/school-of-education/academics/graduate-department-of-leadership-and-highereducation/master-of-arts-in-educational-administration/california-administrator-performance-assessment-calapa/.

Please see our Pathway to Credentialing webpage for additional information on all program requirements: http://www.redlands.edu/study/schools-and-centers/school-of-education/advising-fieldwork--credentialing/credentialing/