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Master of Education inEducational Leadership

Master of Education in Educational Leadership is for individuals who aspire to lead in preK-12 schools and districts. Effective school leaders are in high demand, and the Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership prepares graduates to lead in schools today and in the future.

School leaders who are trained at the University of La Verne are prepared to meet the academic and socio-emotional needs of diverse populations, communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, understand school funding and the power of resource optimization, and foster a school setting that can compete in the educational marketplace. Coursework can be applied to the California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.

To provide maximum convenience and flexibility, the program is available at several locations throughout California, including La Verne, Bakersfield, Burbank, College of the Canyons, and Irvine.

Program Goals

  • Develop intellectual leaders who are critical consumers of research, rely upon high quality research to drive educational decisions, and lead others to do so.
  • Develop reflective leaders dedicated to working collaboratively to improve the instructional program for greater student achievement.
  • Develop emotionally intelligent leaders who value the importance of building a school site team of administrators, classroom teachers, students, parents, and the community, working together for the benefit of the students.
  • Integrate course work and experiences that are directly linked to the responsibilities of effective school leaders. Assignments strive to be rigorous, relevant, and directly connected to the real work of school leadership.

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential is 24 semester units. This credential is the first level of a two-tiered credential enacted into the law in 1982.

Candidates who complete the requirements for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential may apply for the Certificate of Eligibility at the conclusion of the program. The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing will issue the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential upon employment as a school administrator.

The second level or the Clear Induction Administrative Services Credential, is obtained with additional specialized course work and administrative experience.

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