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 Administrator Performance and Content Expectations and inherent in these expectations 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 content sequence and two-course performance sequence: (1) visionary leadership, (2) instructional leadership, (3) school improvement leadership, (4) professional learning and growth leadership, (5) organizational and systems leadership, and (6) community leadership. 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.