The University of Redlands School of Education School and District Leadership programs center on social and educational justice to produce leaders in education with cultural sensitivity and awareness of structural issues that students from diverse backgrounds face every day.
|Credential Only||2-3 Semesters||15 Units|
|Masters with Credential||6 Semesters||36 Units|
|Ed.D with Credential||3-4 Years||60 Units|
All 3 programs are hybrid. A hybrid course has no less than 50% of a course in-person (on Redland’s main campus) and no more than 50% online.
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More than 50% of our students receive School of Education scholarships. Book an appointment to learn more.
Our Preliminary Administrative Services credential, master's degree, and doctoral programs introduce complex theories of education, leadership, social justice, and organizational change and challenge students to apply these theories in real-world contexts.
Our 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.
The School and District programs 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.
The University of Redlands School and District Leadership Programs center on 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.
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10. Evidence of at least three years of full-time teaching or professional service. Full-time service means service for a minimum of four hours per day for at least three-fourths of the total days in the school year. Substitute or part-time service does not apply.
11. GRE scores (optional)
*Students who do not have the minimum GPA must submit a GPA petition to the School of Education along with 2 additional letters of recommendation from different academicians/professionals.
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 in Pre-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 students 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 fulfilled the requirements for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential in California.
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 outcomes:
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
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.
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.
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.
The faculty in the Educational Administration Program are committed to working together to build a student-centered learning community.
We are committed to creating a self-reflective, self-corrective, and respectful environment. We are committed to clearly communicating goals, expectations, processes, and policies to all of our stakeholders. Building such a learning community takes time; it comes through experience, trust, and each member's commitment to the success of the team. Based on these program commitments, we have carefully and thoughtfully identified the following core values of the Educational Administration Program:
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.
The coursework and field experience segments of the program are delivered in a prescribed sequence. Pathways are recommended for timely program completion.
For course descriptions, please view the most recent university catalog.
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:
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.