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Master of Science in Leadership Pre K-12 Education

Leadership in PreK-12 Administration

This program is intended for educators with leadership responsibilities such as Pre K-12, adult classroom teachers, teachers on special assignment, counselors, district and/or county coordinators, principals, and deans.

Program Length

20 Months

Unit Cost

$1,225

Start Term

Fall, Spring*

Campus Location

West LA Campus

Program Characteristics:

  • Relevant and emerging fields with strong employment growth potential and attractive salaries

  • Require 32 units of coursework for completion

  • 18 units of coursework is common across all five programs

  • Completed over 20 months

  • Offered 90% online and 10% in residency in Los Angeles

  • Residency takes place once a year over a 3-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Take only 1 Friday off a year from work (travel logistics may require additional time off).

    • Opportunity for optional residencies with a variety of academic or professional choices

  • You may receive up to 9 hours of credit toward pursuit of a doctorate degree with the School of Education.

  • Faculty support and coaching to provide the opportunity for you to present your work at national and global conferences.An equitable admission process that considers your ability and commitment to succeed rather than scores on standardized tests – No GRE required.

Employment Salary and Trends:

  • Employment opportunities and salary growth forecasts indicate moderate to strong demand for graduates of this program over the next 10 years.
  • The job outlook for this market is projected to grow by 8% a year for the next 10 years. In 2016, there were 251,300 such positions available.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a K-12 administrator in 2016 was $92,510. In 2016, there were a total of 251,300 such jobs filled