Accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, this program prepares reflective leaders to identify educational disparities, lead initiatives to implement educational equity and access through systematic innovation.

Become a Leader in Education

This program provides theoretical and practical coursework in school leadership for both public and private K-12 education. The Preliminary Administrative Services credential is integrated into the program.

Master of Arts in Education, Educational Administration 

The University of Redlands' MAEd in Educational Administration program prepares reflective leaders to identify educational disparities. Accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, this program teaches students to lead initiatives that result in the implementation of educational equity and access through systematic innovation.

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Become a leader in California's Education System

This program provides theoretical and practical coursework in school leadership for both public and private K-12 education. The Preliminary Administrative Services credential in integrated into the program. 

An Educational Justice Centered Degree

The Master's in Education, Educational Administration is designed to produce school leaders that understand the intersection of racial and cultural diversity, gender differences, sexual orientation, and other educational justice issues that arise in today's society. 

Admission Requirements

Students may pursue the MA in Education, Educational Administration with or without the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. Candidates must have worked in a position requiring a clear or life teaching services credential for five years prior to receiving the Certificate of Eligibility for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. Once candidates acquire an administrative position, they can apply for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. Please see the full admission requirements for more information.

Explore the MAEd in Educational Administration

The University of Redlands' Master of Arts in Education, Educational Administration centers social and educational justice in order to produce educators and administrators with the cultural sensitivity and awareness of structural issues that students from diverse backgrounds face every day. Our graduates are equipped with the tools to confront and combat these issues, spurring change for good in school systems across California and the United States. To learn more about this program, as well as the California credentialing system, request information today

Program Overview

Master of Arts in Education, Educational Administration with Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

This two-year program provides students with theoretical and practical coursework in school leadership for both public and private K-12 education settings. The Educational Administration program consists of 36 credits and is designed to transform scholar-practitioners into visionary leaders committed to positively impacting all students in their charge. 

The program introduces complex theories of education, leadership, social justice, and organizational change and challenges students to apply these theories in real-world contexts. Program faculty use engaging teaching strategies such as case studies, problem-based learning, and collaborative problem-solving. Each course is designed to further engage students and cement their understanding of the intricate role of social justice within educational administration. This program has a significant fieldwork component that requires candidates to think critically and reflectively about the theory to practice continuum.

Most student complete the program in 2-years. By graduation, candidates will have a firm understanding of what it means to be a leader within a school system and the real-world application of educational justice theory in the classroom. They will graduate having fulled the requirements for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential in California.  

 

Program Learning Objectives

In addition to the formal student learning objectives laid out in the state established California Administrator Performance Expectations (CAPE) and California Administrator Content Expectations (CACE), the program curricula are designed to meet the following program objectives: 

  1. Students will master theoretical knowledge that they can deploy in districts and schools.  Specifically, this knowledge will help them to describe, explain, or predict, if not ultimately affect, behavior that influences institutional effectiveness  

  1. Students will master the process of reflection and demonstrate their ability to apply it. Specifically, they will learn to critique their behavior and outcomes in relation to existing professional knowledge. 

  1. Students will use reflective practice to produce tacit knowledge.  Specifically, they will interface theory and experience by analyzing their decisions in relation to contextual variables in schools. 

  1. Students will use multiple theories to frame and reframe leadership challenges.  By reframing leadership challenges, students will have the ability to think about a situation from more than one angle, to understand the complexity of leadership challenges, and to develop alternative diagnoses and strategies. 

Coursework

Through courses such as Ethical and Reflective Leadership and Leadership for Change, students uncover methods and theories for integrating ideas of social justice into school systems. The curriculum also includes extensive labs and experiential opportunities to understand the real-world applications of educational justice theory. 

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

California has a two-tier credential structure. A five-year preliminary credential is the first credential issued after an individual meets basic credential requirements. A clear credential is issued when all credential requirements have been completed.

The Administrative Services Credential authorizes the holder to provide the following services in grades 12 and below, including preschool, and in classes organized primarily for adults:

  1. Develop, coordinate, and assess instructional programs
  2. Evaluate certificated and classified personnel
  3. Provide students’ discipline, including but not limited to, suspension and expulsion
  4. Provide certificated and classified employees discipline, including but not limited to, suspension, dismissal, and reinstatement
  5. Supervise certificated and classified personnel
  6. Manage school site, district, or county level fiscal services
  7. Recruit, employ, and assign certificated and classified personnel
  8. Develop, coordinate, and supervise student support services, including but not limited to extracurricular activities, pupil personnel services, health services, library services, and technology support services
  9. An individual must hold an Administrative Services Credential to provide the following services in grades preschool, K-12 and adults:
  10. Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of instructional services at the school site level
  11. Evaluate of certificated personnel employed at the school site level, with the exception of the site administrator
  12. Student and certificated personnel employee discipline services at the school site level

Learn more about Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) has developed the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA) to measure students’ mastery of selected California Administrator Performance Expectations (CAPE). 

The Education Administration program curriculum has been designed, in part, to help students prepare for and be successful in taking the CalAPA.  Students will take CalAPA cycles as part of their work in Leadership Labs, in conjunction with supporting coursework. While the program will support students in CalAPA preparation, students are solely responsible for completing CalAPA registration and paying for each cycle of the test. 

Learn more about the CalAPA

 

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