The MA Degree Program in Collaborative School Leadership is a graduate education program where prospective school leaders, such as administrators, counselors, mentor teachers, and special education resource specialists, would be trained together in a collaborative learning community. Through common learning experiences, they will develop attitudes, skills, and knowledge that are essential for school leaders to create collaborative learning communities in public schools.
The Program consists of two parts: (a) core courses and (b) elective courses. The core courses are designed to reflect the foundation tenets of the Program, which underscore the essential characteristics of effective collaborative school leaders. The elective courses are designed for candidates to pursue their desired credentials or certificates, such as Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, Pupil Personnel Services Credential, Professional Teaching Credential, Special Education Specialist Credential, or National Board Certificate for Professional Teachers.