Master of Arts in Education with Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

To receive the Master of Arts degree along with the PASC, candidates must complete the three courses of the inquiry sequence and all of the courses and requirements of the PASC.

Inquiry Sequence

EDUC 603 Inquiry I: Introduction to Quantitative Research (3 Credits)

Elements of quantitative research and evaluation are covered. Familiarity with written conventions is developed. Introduces review of literature, problem definition, study design, data collection and analysis, and interpretation of statistics. Application to current practice is emphasized.

EDUC 604 Inquiry II: Introduction to Qualitative Research (3 Credits)

This course introduces the essential elements of qualitative research for all education master’s programs. Students will learn about the assumptions embedded in qualitative research, some of the different approaches to qualitative work, and engage in a small project to develop skills in data collection, analysis, and the communication of findings. 
Prerequisite: EDUC 603.

EDUC 637 Master’s Seminar (3 Credits)

Culminating experience of the program. Students will have the opportunity to identify, explore, and research an area in depth and then communicate findings to the professional community. 
Prerequisites: permission from the School of Education and completion of EDUC 603 and EDUC 604.

Preliminary Administrative Service Credential
In order to become an administrator in California K-12 public schools, candidates need to gain the competencies and meet the standards required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). The following courses are approved by the CCTC to attain a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.

Required Courses

EDUC 678A Educational Administration Program Induction (1 Credits)

Designed to introduce students to the expectations of the Educational Administration program and make a commitment to educational justice. Consists of a semester’s work to develop a program completion plan, and set up a portfolio demonstrating the achievement of competencies based on CCTC Standards.

EDUC 601 The Counseling Process (3 Credits)

Students will develop a conceptual understanding of the helping process and learn basic counseling and interviewing skills. Practice in applying skills will take place through role-playing and videotape review.

EDUC 602 Pluralism in Education (3 Credits)

Examination of the relationship of ethnicity, gender, class, and culture on student success in classrooms, schools, and educational systems. Cultural proficiency provides a model for study and practice.

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 671 Leadership (3 Credits)

Features individual leadership assessments, administrative styles, employee motivation, and leadership theory. Emphasis on school improvement, decision making and planning skills, and the sociology of organizations.

EDUC 673 School Finance (3 Credits)

Sound fiscal procedures and budgeting are introduced, including an examination of federal, state, and local educational financing. Resource management and setting budgetary priorities at the school site are studied.

EDUC 674 School Politics and Law (3 Credits)

Federal and state laws, as well as court decisions and legal opinions, are presented and analyzed as they relate to educational policies and procedures. Contract law and laws dealing with school operations are highlighted. Exploration of the field of school governance and politics in relation to positive school climate and improvement.

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 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 678B Practicum: Fieldwork in Education (2 Credits)

Taken in the final semester, designed to fulfill major fieldwork requirements. Consists of a semester's work in educational settings to enable the student to apply administrative skills learned throughout the program. Degree and credential candidates develop a portfolio of evidences demonstrating the achievement of competencies based on CCTC Standards.
Prerequisite: EDUC 678A.

Candidates employed as administrative interns may be waived from EDUC 678A and EDUC 678B but must enroll in EDUC 679, Preliminary Administrative Internship Practicum (1–3) each term during the internship for a minimum total of 3 credits.

Additionally, in order to be recommended for a credential when coursework is completed, a candidate must have worked under the authority of a teaching or services credential for five years at the time of program completion.

Applicants who already have earned a master’s degree at a regionally-accredited college or university in an education field and who wish to receive a PASC must complete the CCTC approved courses listed above. In those cases in which the degree was earned within the past four years, the student may request that their transcript be reviewed for:
1. Courses that are substantively equivalent to University of Redlands educational administration courses required for the PASC and that have been completed within the past five years.
2. Waiver of those courses that meet the above criteria, up to a maximum total of 12 credits. 

Regardless of the number of courses waived, a student must complete a minimum of 15 credits of the required coursework at the University of Redlands in order to be recommended for the PASC.

Clear Administrative Services Credential
This credential program is designed to advance school leaders’ understanding of California’s pluralistic society and the intersections among racial and cultural diversity, gender, sexual orientation, disability and other educational justice issues that arise in today’s society. This program will prepare reflective leaders that understand educational equity through systematic innovation. 

Required Courses 10 credits (taken in sequence)

EDUC 770 Clear Administrative Services Credential Induction (1 Credits)

Required of all Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC) candidates. Working with a mentor, students develop and obtain approval of an induction plan addressing organizational and cultural environments, dynamics of management, ethical and reflective leadership and development of public policy, information systems, and human/fiscal resources. 
Credit/no credit only.

EDUC 771 Clear Administrative Services Credential Personal Learning Plan (1 Credits)

Required of all Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC) Candidates. Working with a mentor, students develop a Personal Learning Plan which aligns with the induction plan and a formal leadership analysis. 
Credit/no credit only.
Prerequisite: EDUC 770. 

EDUC 772 Clear Administrative Services Credential– CPSEL #1 (1 Credits)

Required of all Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC) candidates. Working with a mentor, students must demonstrate mastery of the California Professional Standard for Educational Leaders (CPSEL) #1: DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A SHARED VISION. 
Credit/no credit only.

EDUC 773 Clear Administrative Services Credential– CPSEL #2 (1 Credits)

Required of all Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC) candidates. Working with a mentor, students must demonstrate mastery of the California Professional Standard for Educational Leaders (CPSEL) #2: INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP. 
Credit/no credit only.
Prerequisites: EDUC 770, EDUC 771, and EDUC 772. 

EDUC 774 Clear Administrative Services Credential– CPSEL #3 (1 Credits)

Required of all Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC) candidates. Working with a mentor, students must demonstrate mastery of the California Professional Standard for Educational Leaders (CPSEL) #3: MANAGEMENT AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. 
Credit/no credit only.
Prerequisites: EDUC 770, EDUC 771, EDUC 772, and EDUC 773. 

EDUC 775 Clear Administrative Services Credential– CPSEL #4 (1 Credits)

Required of all Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC) candidates. Working with a mentor, students must demonstrate mastery of the California Professional Standard for Educational Leaders (CPSEL) #4: FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. 
Credit/no credit only.
Prerequisites: EDUC 770, EDUC 771, EDUC 772, EDUC 773, and EDUC 774.

EDUC 776 Clear Administrative Services Credential– CPSEL #5 (1 Credits)

Required of all Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC) candidates. Working with a mentor, students must demonstrate mastery of the California Professional Standard for Educational Leaders (CPSEL) #5: ETHICS AND INTEGRITY. 
Credit/no credit only.
Prerequisites: EDUC 770, EDUC 771, EDUC 772, EDUC 773, EDUC 774, and EDUC 775. 

EDUC 777 Clear Administrative Services Credential– CPSEL #6 (1 Credits)

Required of all Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC) candidates. Working with a mentor, students must demonstrate mastery of the California Professional Standard for Educational Leaders (CPSEL) #6: EXTERNAL CONTEXT AND POLICY. 
Credit/no credit only.
Prerequisites: EDUC 770, EDUC 771, EDUC 772, EDUC 773, EDUC 774, EDUC 775 and EDUC 776.

EDUC 778 Clear Administrative Services Credential– Individual Learning Plan Completion (1 Credits)

Required of all Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC) Candidates. Working with a mentor, students must complete the Personal Learning Plan. 
Credit/no credit only. 
Prerequisites: EDUC 770, EDUC 771, EDUC 772, EDUC 773, EDUC 774, EDUC 775, EDUC 776, and EDUC 777.

EDUC 779 Clear Administrative Services Credential– Individual Induction Plan Completion (1 Credits)

Required of all Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC) candidates. Working with a mentor, students must complete the Personal Learning Plan. 
Credit/no credit only.
Prerequisites: EDUC 770, EDUC 771, EDUC 772, EDUC 773, EDUC 774, EDUC 775, EDUC 776, EDUC 777, and EDUC 778.