CSULA: Educational Administration Tier 1 Programs


California State LA offers three kinds of Educational Administration Programs: Tier 1, Tier 2 and Ed.D

All of the Educational Administration Programs at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) are accredited by the National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the California Commission on Accreditation (COA). 

Tier 1: Master of Arts in Educational Administration & Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program

This Program is designed for aspiring administrators who have successful years of teaching experiences.  California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) offers the best deal in town, offering both a Master of Arts Degree and a Tier 1 Credential in just ONE year.  The quality of the Educational Administration (EDAD) programs at CSULA is recognized by thousands of alumni who are working as administrators in the greater Los Angeles area.

Upon successful completion of the 48-quarter unit program over 4 quarters, candidates receive the Master of Arts Degree in Educational Administration and the California Preliminary Administrative Services (Tier I) Credential.  The Tier I credential licenses candidates for all administrative and supervisory services, pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in California public schools. 

Accepted candidates are placed in a cohort that meets two evenings a week for four 11-week quarters.  The classes meet from 4:20 to 8:00 p.m.  We also have off-campus cohorts that meet in a local school in a collaborating school district.

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Eligibility Criteria

You must have at least TWO years of successful teaching experience WITH a California Professional Teaching Credential.  Please review additional admission requirements under "Eligibility Criteria".

A Sample of Course Schedule

Quarter 1
EDAD  561AB   6 units   Educational Leadership & Fieldwork
EDAD  562AB   6 units   Research/Data Assessment & Fieldwork
Quarter 2
EDAD  563AB   6 units   Pluralism, Collaboration, and Social Justice & Fieldwork
EDAD  564AB   6 units   School Law and Fieldwork
Quarter 3
EDAD  565AB   6 units   Instructional Leadership & Fieldwork
EDAD  566AB   6 units   School Management & Fieldwork
Quarter 4
EDAD  567AB   6 units   School Finance & Fieldwork
EDAD  581   3 units   Clinical Internship
EDAD  590   3 units   Reflection and Portfolio Assessment