The MA program is a logical extension of the advanced credential work in the Administrative Services Credential sequence. The degree culminates your advanced study by guiding you in inquiry on your practice, your efforts to engage in school change, and to look at student data to understand how your leadership can impact student learning and school culture. The subject of your thesis or project is of your own choosing. If you are considering earning a doctoral degree, it is highly advisable to obtain your MA degree in tandem with your Administrative Services Credential.
For further information, please the Graduate Program Office
Office: Building 5, Room 239
GED 532 – Assessment (4 quarter units)
GED 690 – Seminar in Educational Research (4 quarter units)
GED 691 – Directed Study (4 quarter units)
GED 693 – Conducting Educational Research (4 quarter units)
GED 695 (project) or GED 696 (thesis) (6 quarter units)
When you are completing your last course in the Administrative Services Credential Program complete a Petition to Change Degree Objective. Although many students do this during the summer taking GED 510 or GED 550, this petition can be completed at any time during the credential program.
The petitions are available online through the university’s Graduate Studies website and also in paper form at Department of Education office in Building 5 – Room 239.
Master’s coursework is usually completed in 3 - 4 quarters. You will also be assigned a program advisor to give you your course of study called a Master’s Contract. The Master’s Contract outlines the required coursework to complete your MA degree.
The Master’s Program Handbook provides comprehensive information for you from entering the program to completion of your thesis or project. The handbook is provided in palatable chunks on the website as well as a complete PDF file. You can find the Master's Program Handbook on the Master's Program section of the website.