To provide maximum convenience and flexibility, the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program is available at several locations throughout California, including La Verne, Bakersfield, Burbank, College of the Canyons, Irvine, and Oxnard. Courses are offered in person and in the evenings to accommodate the schedules of working students.
M.Ed. coursework can be applied to the California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential; students may pursue both the master’s in Educational Leadership and the credential together or the master’s degree only.
Preliminary Administrative Services Credential
The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential consists of 24 semester units. This credential is the first level of a two-tiered credential enacted into 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, the Clear Induction Administrative Services Credential, is obtained with additional specialized coursework and administrative experience.
Careers in Educational Leadership
Effective school leaders are in high demand. Employment of elementary, middle, and high school principals is projected to grow 4% from 2018 to 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Graduates of the master’s in Educational Leadership are prepared to meet the academic and socioemotional needs of our diverse communities, communicate with a wide range of stakeholders, understand school funding and resource optimization, and foster a school setting that can compete in the educational marketplace.
Learn More About the Master of Education in Educational Leadership
La Verne’s M.Ed. in Educational Leadership prepares ambitious educators to become leaders, drive change and progress in their school district, and make a positive impact on the student body. Want to learn more about the Educational Leadership master’s degree program? Request more information today.