Santa Clara University

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Master of Arts in Educational Administration + Preliminary Credential

The Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration comprises the 36 units of coursework required for the  Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (which is accredited by the California Commission of Teacher Credentialing) plus an additional 9 units of elective coursework. Candidates pursuing the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential may earn the Master of Arts degree by completing three additional elective courses chosen in collaboration with the academic advisor.

The Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration is also appropriate for individuals who earned their Preliminary Administrative Services Credential by examination and seek to strengthen their knowledge base, and for individuals who do not hold a teaching or pupil personnel credential but want to develop their knowledge of administration and leadership in educational settings in order to pursue careers in private schools or to prepare for doctoral study. This program addresses the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders.