Master in Educational Administration

California State University Bakersfield

Program Description

Master in Educational Administration

California State University Bakersfield

The specialization in educational administration is available for post-baccalaureate teachers or school counselors who have an interest in administering programs in elementary or secondary public schools. Most candidates for the Certificate of Eligibility (the first administrative credential) also take seven additional units in educational statistics and research design to earn the M.A. degree.

Once earned, the Certificate of Eligibility lasts indefinitely until the candidate obtains an administrative position, and then is converted, without further coursework, to the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, which lasts five years. Administrative credentials in California authorize service as a superintendent, associate superintendent, deputy superintendent, principal, assistant principal, curriculum coordinator, or in any equivalent or intermediate level administrative position.

Application and Admission

To apply to the Educational Administration Program, candidates must submit:

  1. CSUB Admission Application (
  2. Educational Administration application
  3. Minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  4. Copy of credential - (detailed copy)
  5. Copy of original CBEST
  6. 2 letters of recommendation from Field Administrators
  7. Proof of GWAR/Upper Division Writing Competency, by exam or coursework
  8. Copy of official transcript(s)


  • A Valid Basic California Teaching Credential(5 years of teaching experience verified)
  • Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) competency or waiver (a writing score of 41 or above on CBEST waives the GWAR for credentialed teachers)

Required Courses

  • 57 total units are required for M.A. degree
  • 48 total units are required for Service Credential

Core Courses

Required for Master's degree only

  • EDRS 680 Educational Statistics (4)
  • EDRS 681 Research Design & Analysis in Education (3)

Concentration Courses

Required for M.A. and for Service Credential

FALL Courses

  • EDAD 610 Visionary Leadership (5)
  • EDAD 620 Instructional Leadership (5)
  • EDAD 671 Leadership Development (3)
  • EDAD 681 Fieldwork I (3)

WINTER Courses

  • EDAD 630 Management and Learning Environment (5)
  • EDAD 640 Family and Community Engagement (5)
  • EDAD 672 Leadership Development II (3)
  • EDAD 682 Fieldwork II (3)

SPRING Courses

  • EDAD 677 Ethics and Integrity (5)
  • EDAD 660 External Context and Policy (5)
  • EDAD 673 Leadership Development III (3)
  • EDAD 683 Fieldwork III (3)

Culminating Activities

Advancement to Candidacy
Standing required to register

EDAD 690 Master’s Project/Exam in Education (2)

Notes: Credential candidates must file for their credential through the Credentials Office. If you have any questions please contact the Credential Analyst at (661) 654-3074.

Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance (COA) is a figure calculated annually by financial aid offices that represents an estimate of the total cost (including tuition, fees, books & supplies, room & board, transportation, and misc. personal expenses) for a full-time student to attend their university during the academic year.

Separate COA figures are determined for students living On-Campus, Off-Campus, and With Parents. The COA can help families budget for all the expenses to attend college. It is important to note that only a portion of the total COA is paid directly to the University. Additionally, the COA is a standardized estimate and may be adjusted for students on a case-by-case basis with proper documentation.

The cost of attendance is an important factor in determining student financial aid eligibility. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is calculated from the FAFSA data by the federal processor, represents the amount the student and his or her family are expected to contribute to the COA. The EFC is subtracted from the COA to determine the student's financial Need. Financial aid is then awarded to help offset the student's COA.

If the financial aid is not enough to cover the Need, then the remaining amount is considered Unmet Need. It is important to note that a student is not required to have financial Need to be eligible to receive Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, PLUS loans, or merit-based scholarships.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 18, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2018
5 years
Full time
USA - Bakersfield, California
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