About the Program
The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and Master of Arts (MA) in Education (School Administration Concentration) Program provides multiple opportunities for each candidate to learn, practice and reflect on the role of an instructional leader as defined by the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSELs). Inherent in these standards is a strong commitment to cultural diversity and the use of technology as a powerful learning and management tool. Six program themes are integrated throughout the five-course sequence: (1) shared vision of learning, (2) culture of teaching and learning, (3) management of the school in the service of teaching and learning, (4) working with diverse families and communities, (5) personal ethics and leadership capacity, and (6) political, social, economic, legal and cultural understanding. Most importantly, these themes are systematically aligned with the professional practices of today’s school leaders. Program courses are embedded with numerous practical, relevant experiences that bring our candidates in contact with working professionals, mentors, and district leaders.