Master of Arts in Education, Educational Administration online

Master of Arts in Education, Educational Administration Online

Complete Coursework in as few as 12 months  |  Credit Hours: 30  |  Tuition: $11,970*

This program is designed for classroom teachers, administrators and other educators who wish to improve their performance in the classroom, prepare for leadership roles at the school or district level, or use these studies as the basis for post graduate work. Our high-quality faculty practitioners give you real-world preparation for a successful future in education.

Potential job opportunities include: education administrator, elementary principal or high school principal.

As a graduate of this program, you will:

  • Gain the skills and knowledge in all aspects of practice related to leading 21st century instruction
  • Create a culturally responsive environment and community
  • Manage budget, legal issues and personnel
  • Engage in sound theoretical and practical leadership philosophies

*Affiliate partner scholarship of $1,500 available. Scholarship is equal to $50 per credit hour and will be accounted for in the student's billing for each start.

Online Courses

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EDAD 610: Leading School Communities in a Pluralistic Society
Credit Hours: 3  |  Duration: 8 weeks  |  Cost: $1,197

Candidates learn how to: work effectively with families, caregivers, community members, and staff; recognize the goals and aspirations of diverse families; respond to diverse community interests and needs; and mobilize community resources in the service of student achievement. Offers the candidate an opportunity to examine and evaluate their attitudes about diversity in order to be an effective leader in diverse settings.

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EDAD 612: Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School Organization and Management
Credit Hours: 2  |  Duration: 8 weeks  |  Cost: $798

Candidates learn how to ensure the management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment. Effective leadership, management concepts, and strategies that contribute to student achievement are addressed. The professional participation of all personnel in the school community is emphasized.

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EDAD 614: Culture of Teaching and Learning: Leading Instruction
Credit Hours: 3  |  Duration: 8 weeks  |  Cost: $1,197

Candidates learn to facilitate the development, articulation, and implementation of a shared vision of teaching and learning supported by the school community. Coursework focuses on pedagogical approaches, implementation of state adopted academic content standards, frameworks, and instructional materials.

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EDAD 616a: Education Law and Personnel Administration
Credit Hours: 2  |  Duration: 8 weeks  |  Cost: $798

Candidates learn the basic principles of parent, student, and employee due process, personnel practices relative to hiring, evaluation, and discipline of employees, content of collective bargaining agreements, and principles of supervision.

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EDAD 616b: School Finance and Resource Allocation
Credit Hours: 2  |  Duration: 8 weeks  |  Cost: $798

Candidates learn basic elements of school finance and responsibilities of administrators for allocating financial and other resources in an equitable manner. Candidates will have the opportunity to discuss budgeting principles that are based on distribution of resources in support of all students' learning.

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EDAD 618a: Culture of Teaching and Learning: Leading for Assessment and Accountability
Credit Hours: 2  |  Duration: 8 weeks  |  Cost: $798

Candidates learn how to identify, generate, and use data to make decisions about pedagogy and adjustment of instructional policies and procedures. The effective use of assessment data from the classroom, as well as from system-wide sources, in establishing and using accountability systems is addressed.

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EDAD 618b: Leading School Improvement
Credit Hours: 1  |  Duration: 8 weeks  |  Cost: $399

Builds skills and knowledge in selecting and using data to identify what is working, diagnosing needs, and identifying opportunities for school improvement. Provides multiple opportunities to learn, practice, and reflect on school improvement leadership.

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EDAD 620: Leadership Applied to Educational Issues
Credit Hours: 3  |  Duration: 8 weeks  |  Cost: $1,197

Analyzes and evaluates leadership strategies applied to school site and district issues involving staff, students, parents, district level colleagues, and the larger community.

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EDUC 622: Research Methods in Education
Credit Hours: 3  |  Duration: 8 weeks  |  Cost: $1,197

A core course designed to introduce educational practitioners to the fields of educational research and evaluation. Explores quantitative and qualitative methods of designing and conducting research and evaluation in the context of classroom settings. Further examines measurement, assessment, common statistical techniques, and methods for critiquing research and program evaluation studies.

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EDAD 624a: Professional Field Studies Beginning
Credit Hours: 1  |  Duration: 8 weeks  |  Cost: $399

Provides the student with basic on-site experiences appropriate to an entry-level administrator. Students will work closely with an on-site administrator and University instructional supervisor in the development and implementation of a plan for field experiences including application of basic preliminary administrative services functions. Students will develop a paper, project, or other product, collaboratively agreed upon with the supervisory team, which integrates learning from the field work and which will be used by the cooperating site.

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EDAD 624b: Professional Field Studies Beginning
Credit Hours: 1  |  Duration: 8 weeks  |  Cost: $399

Provides the student with basic on-site experiences appropriate to an entry-level administrator. Students will work closely with an on-site administrator and University instructional supervisor in the development and implementation of a plan for field experiences including application of basic preliminary administrative services functions. Students will develop a paper, project, or other product, collaboratively agreed upon with the supervisory team, which integrates learning from the field work and which will be used by the cooperating site.

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EDAD 626a: Professional Field Studies Advanced
Credit Hours: 2  |  Duration: 8 weeks  |  Cost: $798

Provides the student with basic on-site experiences appropriate to an entry-level administrator. Students will work closely with an on-site administrator and University instructional supervisor in the development and implementation of a plan for field experiences including application of basic preliminary administrative services functions. Students will develop a paper, project, or other product, collaboratively agreed upon with the supervisory team, which integrates learning from the field work and which will be used by the cooperating site.

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EDAD 626b: Professional Field Studies Advanced
Credit Hours: 1  |  Duration: 8 weeks  |  Cost: $399

Provides the student with basic on-site experiences appropriate to an entry-level administrator. Students will work closely with an on-site administrator and University instructional supervisor in the development and implementation of a plan for field experiences including application of basic preliminary administrative services functions. Students will develop a paper, project, or other product, collaboratively agreed upon with the supervisory team, which integrates learning from the field work and which will be used by the cooperating site.

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EDUC 698: Master's Culminating Experience Seminar
Credit Hours: 3  |  Duration: 8 weeks  |  Cost: $1,197

Students engage in the planning, preparation, and completion of their culminating experience, which may take the form of a research thesis, a curricular project within a schooling context–including the National Board Certification Teacher (NBCT) process, or a comprehensive examination.

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California State University of San Marcos' School of Education is accredited by The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly known as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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