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University Catalog 2011-2012 (“PRINTED”) 
    
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Educational Administration, M.A.


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The Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration offers an Option in Educational Leadership.

Admission to the Program

In addition to general university requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants to a master’s degree program must meet the following requirements:

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally’ accredited institution of higher education.
  • Positive review of application materials and assignment of permanent advisor.
  • A valid California professional teaching credential or any equivalent credential approved by the California commission on teacher credentialing.
  • A 2.75 grade point average in the last 90 quarter units attempted.
  • Two years of successful teaching or service experience in K-12 schools with a California Professional Teaching Credential or any equivalent credential approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • Successful completion of the writing proficiency examination (WPE) or any equivalent inventory approved by the university.
  • Two (2) positive recommendation letters, including one from a practicing school administrator.
  • Meeting of admission standards developed by the division (refer to the current EDAD student handbook).
  • Orientation/screening interviews with program faculty.
  • A program of study approved by the adviser and division chair.

Requirements for the Degree (54-58 units)


A minimum of 54 units is required, including at least 29 units in 500-level courses and an acceptable digital portfolio presented through EDAD 590 and Comprehensive Exam, or a thesis or project. There is a limit on credit that may be earned in variable-unit courses. See Restrictions on Credit Earned in Variable Unit Courses in the Charter College of Education .

Residency Requirement–at least 32 quarter units for the Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration program must be completed in residence at Cal State LA.

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