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Educational Administration and Leadership

http://www.pacific.edu/education
Phone: (209) 946-2580
Location: Location: Gladys L. Benerd School of Education

Linda Skrla, PhD, Chair

Degree Programs

Master of Arts in Educational Administration

  • and a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

Master of Arts in Educational Administration

  • with a concentration in Student Affairs

Doctor of Education in Educational Administration

  • with a concentration in K-12 Administration/Leadership

Doctor of Education in Educational Administration

with a concentration in Higher Education Administration

Credentials Offered

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential
Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential

Admissions Requirement

  1. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better for the last 60 units of college or post-baccalaureate work
  2. An appropriate degree from an accredited university (Bachelor’s for admission to master’s programs; masters for admission to doctoral programs).
  3. A completed application portfolio to the Graduate School, an essay following departmental guidelines; official transcripts from all college-level coursework including official verification of the awarding of degrees; and three letters of recommendation that attests to the candidate’s ability to undertake doctoral studies.
  4. Official Scores on the Graduate Records Examination (GRE). For the EdD program only.
  5. Departmental interviews if requested. Interviews are required for the EdD program.
  6. Evidence of qualities and character in keeping with the philosophy and standards of this University and the School of Education.

For experienced educators who desire to prepare for positions as supervisors, consultants, vice principals, principals, or district office staff, the School of Education offers programs meeting the requirements for the Preliminary and Professional Clear Administrative Services Credentials. The credential programs may be combined with the master’s degree or the doctorate in education.

Linda Skrla, Chair

Master of Arts in Educational Administration and a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

Additional Admission Requirements:

  1. Application to department chair and subsequent approval by department.
  2. Possession of a valid basic teaching credential or a services credential with a specialization in pupil personnel, health or librarian, or clinical and rehabilitative services as specified in the State of California Education Code, and verification of three years of successful full-time experience in the public schools or private schools of equivalent status.
  3. Verification of having passed CBEST.
  4. Written verification of desirable personal and professional characteristics for supervisory service.

Degree Requirements:

Students must complete a minimum of 33 with a Pacific cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in order to earn master of arts in educational administration and a preliminary administrative services credential.

I. Core courses:

EDUC 204Pluralism in American Education3
EDUC 209Curriculum Theory3
EPSY 201Techniques of Research3
EPSY 220Nature and Condition of Learning3

 

II. Preliminary Administrative Services Credential courses:

EDUC 278Educational Organization and Diverse Constituencies3
EDUC 280Education Law and Legal Processes3
EDUC 283School Finance and Business Administration3
EDUC 285Educational Leadership3
EDUC 286Administration of Human Resources3
EDUC 292Advanced Fieldwork1-6
EDUC 295CSeminar: Educational Planning, Delivery, Assessment3

 

Note: Candidates must complete an approved program at one institution.

In addition to the above program, an Administrative Intern Credential is offered for qualified candidates leading to certification as an administrator. Interns are required to complete 4 units of EDUC 292E. Consult the department chair for further information.

Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential

The Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential Program is an advanced preparation program that extends the knowledge and skills of those who have a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. Consult the department chair for further information.

Master of Arts in Educational Administration with a concentration in Student Affairs

The program is designed to meet CAS standards

Degree Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 36 units, of which 18 must be in courses 200 or above, with a Pacific cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in order to earn master of arts in educational administration with a concentration in student affairs.

I. Core courses

EDUC 204Pluralism in American Education3
EDUC 209Curriculum Theory3
EPSY 201Techniques of Research3
EPSY 220Nature and Condition of Learning3

 

II. Educational Administration core courses

EDUC 278Educational Organization and Diverse Constituencies3
EDUC 285Educational Leadership3

 

III. Student Affairs Core Courses

EDUC 240Introduction to Student Affairs3
EDUC 241Student Development Theory3
Select one of the following:3
Legal Issues in Higher Education Student Affairs
Assessment in Student Affairs

 

IV. Field Experience

EDUC 292CStudent Affairs Field Experience1-3

 

V. Optional Thesis and/or Cognate Courses

Select one of the following:6
Master's Thesis
Electives Courses chosen in cognate with advisor approval.

 

Note: 1) Thesis must be completed for 3-6 units within the specifications and deadlines established by The Office of Research and Graduate Studies. 2) With the approval of the Dean or appropriate departmental chair, the candidate may choose coursework to complete the cognate in not more than two other departments outside the School of Education.

VI. Students successfully pass a final oral examination.

Doctor of Education in Educational Administration and Leadership

Students must complete a minimum of 55 units post master’s work units, of which 38 must be in courses 200/300 level with a Pacific cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in order to earn a doctor of education degree in educational administration.

I. Core Courses

EDUC 352Applied Inquiry I3
EDUC 354Applied Inquiry II6
EDUC 356Applied Inquiry III3
EDUC 358Applied Inquiry IV3
EDUC 399Doctoral Dissertation1-15

 

II. Electives

Electives Courses to complete a minimum of 38 units at the 200/300 level and to satisfy a minimum of 55 units

III. Students successfully complete various stages of the EdD program in the following manner:

Full Admission Successful completion of EDUC 352

Advancement Successful completion of EDUC 356 to Candidacy with the production of a quality problem statement and literature review coupled with an interview with faculty

Registration for Successful completion of a dissertation Dissertation proposal (likely in conjunction with EDUC 358)

Program Successful completion of a minimum of two units of EDUC 399, presentation and successful dissertation defense, satisfactorily meeting all graduation requirements (including those of the Graduate School) for graduation

Educational Administration and Leadership Faculty