M.S. in Educational Administration and/or Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

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People who apply to our program are working in P-12 settings as teachers, other professionals who possess a California teaching or services credential, or are students from outside of the US who want to develop their skills as educational leaders. Our degree courses can also applied toward the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) so that at the end of the program graduates can have both the M.S. in Education Administration and the PASC*.

A Career in Demand
“Orange, San Diego and Los Angeles counties are expected to lose 22-34 percent of their principals and vice-principals to retirement over the coming decade.”
– (School-site administrators: a California county and regional perspective on labor market trends, 2010, Institute of Education Sciences, p. 7)
Where Leaders Grow
“People who went to CSUF for their master’s or credential earned it. This was a rigorous program; but one I would fully recommend to anyone who really wanted to head down the administrative path.”
– June 2010, Graduating Student‘s final journal entry.
Program Information

Applicants may select the Online/Hybrid  program, which meets face-to-face three Saturdays a semester with all other classes conducted online, or the traditional Face-to-Face program, which meets weekly. Both programs operate on a cohort model. PASC-only students complete the program in 4 terms (1.5 years), including a summer term. M.S. candidates take an additional term of classes (2 years).

How much does it cost?

All non-international students enrolled in the M.S. in Educational Administration and/or PASC pay the part-time post-baccalaureate programs tuition fees. There is an additional online course fee for the hybrid program.

If you are applying for the PASC there is an additional processing fee, that you can pay securely here. You will be directed to the Admission to Teacher Education Process Fee page, from the drop down menu under "Credential Program" click on "Ed Leadership" and fill in the appropriate information.

International Applicant

International students must apply and enroll in the Face-to-Face cohort only and the M.S. program (not credential-only program). Click the link for additional admission requirements for international students from the International Admissions Office.

*Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available within programs or departments. 
Application Information

Deadlines:

Spring Entry Deadline: December 1

Fall Entry Deadline: May 31

How to apply

  1. Apply through CSU Mentor at http://www.csumentor.com.
  2. For a tutorial on how to apply to CSU Mentor, click here.
  3. Complete required application materials.
  4. Send official transcripts to;
    CSU Fullerton
    Admissions and Records
    P.O. Box 6900
    Fullerton, CA 92834-6900
  5. Send copies of transcripts and supplemental materials to
    Educational Leadership Department
    P.O. Box 6868
    Fullerton, CA 92834-6868
  6. OR email documents to Raquel Piña-Holmstrom at rpina-holmstrom@fullerton.edu

Requirements*

  • B.A. or B.S. from an accredited institution
  • GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts from each institution where previously registered
  • Five years of successful teaching or other student services school experience
  • Application Materials
  • M.S./M.A. or must apply to the M.S. in Educational Administration program

For more information, contact:

edleadership@fullerton.edu | 657-278-4023

Educational Leadership Department

OR attend an Information Session | View the PowerPoint presentation discussed in the information session

OR submit our online Interest Form.

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Page updated: May 26, 2017