Master of Arts in Educational Administration

Short program. Lasting impact.

The Master of Arts in Educational Administration degree program is normally a 1-year program of intensive, advanced coursework, culminating in the presentation of your Action Research Project to schools and the greater research community in May.

Program Highlights

  • Cohort-based learning environment
  • Saturday classes
  • Technology-infused instruction
  • Design your own Action Research Project


  • Successful completion of 24 units of study in the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program
  • Passing the Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE) is required for unconditional acceptance to this graduate degree program. 


  • EDAD 575- Introduction to Action Research, 3 units
  • EDAD 576- Research Framework & Design, 3 unit
  • EDAD 577- Data Collection & Analysis, 3 units
  • EDAD 579- Synthesis for School Leadership, 2 units

Admissions: Take the first step toward a career in leadership

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What’s required for admissions?

  • Completion of the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program
  • Passing the Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE)
  • Recommendation by Faculty
  • Learn more about financial aid and scholarships.

Career Options: Become an agent of change

  • After earning a Master of Arts in Educational Administration, you will potentially be eligible for higher level leadership positions within your school district or organization. 
  • Want to go even further? You may want to continue on to a doctoral program to further your research skills and interests. 

Learning Outcomes: How this degree helps you give back

  • Conduct and apply research theory and practices to solve real-life problems at your school site. 
  • Engage in action research learning as a means of understanding the impact of school systems
  • Apply a theoretical understanding of inquiry through the context and culture of your school sites
  • Develop a depth of understanding of the related research that grounds your own action research project
  • Deepen critical reflection practices