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Preparing School Administrators for Successful Leadership

In a unique, cohort-based setting, our master's degree program is dedicated to preparing school administrators for successful leadership in today's schools. Delivered via a hybrid blended format consisting of 60 percent face-to-face interaction and 40 percent online course work, the program teaches graduate students to develop the strategic vision necessary to improve and transform their schools into positive and productive institutions.  It is specifically designed for working educators.

Program Overview

Program Length / Units

1 year / 30 units

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Campus Location

West Los Angeles (60%)/Online (40%)

Face-to-face instruction begins in September with cohort groups. Course meetings continue to convene at the West Los Angeles Graduate Campus, one to two times per month, throughout the one-year program. Online instruction is conducted synchronously and asynchronously. Synchronous interactions are generally small-group in nature and use a variety of multimedia communication tools to support meaningful collaboration and learning. Asynchronous learning activities are whole-group, small-group, and individual in design, and also use a variety of communication and collaboration tools. The program concludes in July, when students showcase their final leadership projects. Each graduate receives a Master of Science in Administration and is also eligible to obtain the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.

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Program Benefits

  • Allows students to continue full-time work while engaged in study, and can be completed in one year
  • Hybrid blended program model which delivers course work via 60 percent face-to-face interaction and 40 percent online instruction
  • Nationally recognized faculty of scholar-practitioners with extensive educational leadership experience
  • Faculty mentors dedicated to student academic and professional success
  • Emphasis on the development of ethical and culturally proficient personal leadership
  • The development of inquiry/practitioner research knowledge and skills
  • Cohort model designed for peer support and long-term professional relationships
  • Career Services Center dedicated exclusively to the field of education to support students' professional advancement
  • Writing Support Center offers writing seminars and APA workshops, as well as individual review and guidance on writing papers and thesis manuscripts
  • Extensive alumni network comprising more than 20,000 education and psychology professionals
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